Press release 09.14.2016

Press release 09.14.2016

"AthensFlyingWeek (AFW) 2016 ''  Tanagra Air Base, 17 & September 18, 2016


Press Release                                                    14/09, Athens, 2016

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Confirmation: George Papagiannis

Only a few remote controlled Jets around the world can fly at speeds of over 400kph. The Greek Pilot of PowerBox-Systems and FAI athlete George Papagiannis ( ) flies his HotSpot in Athens Flying Week 2016 !

Meet Dimitri Ververelis

Dimitris Ververelis nicknamed "wizard" for his uncommon way of manoeuvring a helicopter in air shows, is a professional helicopter pilot and flight instructor with more than 17 years experience with helicopters.

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Meet Frank van Houten - Dutch Rush Aerobatics

Frank has been a passionate aviation enthousiast for most of his life. His first flying experience was on gliders at the age of 12. So he obtained his Private Pilots Licence well before he was allowed to drive a car. Just a matter of priorities…

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Meet Jetman

The ultimate dream of flight - soaring through the air, with total freedom in all three dimensions, not within a heavy and complicated machine but with only one's body and sensations - a dream everybody had at least once. JETMAN made it real.

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Confirmation: Blu Circe

Blu Circe could not be missed from Athens Flying Week and will give a memorable demonstration in Tanagra Air Base.

Confirmation: HAF T-6Α "Daedalus" Demo Team

The HAF T-6Α "Daedalus" Demo Team is a beloved team that could not be missed from Athens Flying Week and will give a memorable demonstration in Tanagra Air Base, with a new livery for their T-6A Texan Ii aircraft.

Confirmation: Luftwaffe Tornado ECR

Luftwaffe will honor Athens Flying Week participating with a pair of Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat & Recconnaisance) of 511th Squadron "Panthers" at Tanagra Air Base. 511th Squadron belongs to 51st Tactical Air Wing “Immelmann” (famous WWI pilot, known as well for the Immelman maneuver) which is based in Schleswig AFB (Jagel).



Book your tickets now for your favourite area!

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Meet Spanish Air Force "Patrulla Águila" Demo team

Patrulla Águila (Spanish for "Eagle Patrol"), formed 4 July 1985, is the aerobatic demonstration team of the Spanish Air Force, based at San Javier airbase near La Manga, in the Murcia region of Spain. Flying 7 Casa C-101 Aviojets, they are the only team to use yellow smoke and are also known for their formation landings.

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GRANDSTAND - SPOTTERS AREA, the Athens Flying Week full package for our aviation spotter friends! For the first time and at your request! A ticket that was tailor-made for all aviation spotters who want to enjoy the entire experience of the airshow!

Experience the event from the front row, being the first to see all the happenings!When you purchase your ticket you will receive your accreditation, which will give you access to all the following:

- elevated stand: Saturday 17/09 & Sunday 18/09 on a special elevated stand (stadium type) ensuring the ideal location for amazing photographs

- arrivals of all aircraft: Wednesday 14/09 & Thursday 15/09 at a specially arranged area close to the runway

- test flights: Friday 16/09

- aircraft departures Monday 19/09 in a specially arranged area close to the runway


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Book now your combo ticket including transportation

Book now your combo ticket for  Athens Flying Week including transportation to and from Tanagra Air Base.



Please note that on Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September 2016 the following schedules apply:

a) from METRO STATION "DOUKISSIS PLAKENTIAS" to AFW AT TANAGRA AIR BASE, shuttles depart every hour, from 08:00 to 14:00 (departures on the hour)

b) from AFW AT TANAGRA AIR BASE to METRO STATION "DOUKISSIS PLAKENTIAS", shuttles depart every hour, from 14:30 to 20:30 (departures on the hour)


IT IS NECESSARY to book your ticket with transportation via and then call Athens Flying Week at (+30) 6944500921 and state the time you are interested in, in order to book your seat on the shuttle.


Book your ticket now by clicking here:

Meet Polish Air Force "Iskra" Demo team

 The team story goes back to 1969 and begins in the town of Radom. Initially there are four TS-11 "Iskra (Spark)" aircraft. In 1991 the team changes its name to an aerobatic team “Sparks”. Four talented pilots perform their mastery of manoeuvring flying as a formation. In the late 90s the aerobatic formation eventually includes 9 aircraft.

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Meet Wingwalker Danielle

Wingwalking is the rare and thrilling airshow act of moving on and in-between the wings of an aeroplane during flight. Recreating the nostalgia and romantic spirit of the 1920’s, Aviatrix sweetheart Danielle takes off from within the cockpit of her biplane piloted by Emiliano Del Buono. Once airborne she climbs out in-between its wings, leaving the crowd amazed by this courageous act of daredevilry and skilled showmanship! Performing balletic poses and waving to the cheering crowd below her, whilst the plane loops and rolls through the sky, before returning to the cockpit for landing.  Glamour, action, noise and smoke with a barnstorming, rip roaring, jaw dropping 450hp Boeing Stearman! 

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Early bird ticket sales have started

Athens Flying Week (AFW) 2016
Tanagra Air Base, 17 & 18 September 2016
2st Press release

Athens, July 5th, 2016

Early bird ticket sales have started at incredibly attractive prices!

Visit and book your tickets from as low as 4€.

AFW is back, bigger, unexpected and full of surprises. We invite you to embark on a journey beyond imagination.

Live your dream where the best pilots in the world challenge the laws of physics!

The “Athens Flying Week International Air Show’’ has
GROWN and is now taking off from the 114 Combat Wing in TANAGRA, on the weekend of 17-18 September 2016.

Since the first AFW in 2012, a total of more than 200,000 spectators have attended this breath-taking aviation show, with more than 30 air crews and international aviation champions presenting their aerobatic skills “dancing in the air”.


“Athens Flying Week (AFW) 2016’’ Tanagra Air Base, 17 & 18 September 2016


1st Press release Athens, 27 June 2016




The leading aviation event, the “5th Athens Flying Week’’, is coming closer. The greatest international air show in South-Eastern Europe is scheduled for September and is more dynamic than ever before!




The “Athens Flying Week International Air Show’’ has GROWN and is now taking off from the 114 Combat Wing in TANAGRA.


This aerodrome has ample space and spectators will finally be able to get up close to their favourite jets as they take off and land. They will be able to admire all the aircraft in the largest static display in recent years; be photographed next to them together with their pilots; and enjoy unique moments and experiences with world renowned aerobatic champions, as well as fighter jet display pilots, in stunning unique air show choreographies!!!


The air show programme will be studded with foreign and Greek model aircraft makers and will include a multi-sectoral trade fair, many restaurants, spacious bars, original happenings and, as always, a play area for the little ones!


In addition, information will be available on site about all types of aviation training by aero clubs, the Hellenic Aeronautical and Air Sports Federation (ELAO) and other pilot training facilities.


In this year’s edition, for the first time, the Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI) shall host an open day exclusively for the friends of the Athens Flying Week and allow us to enter and receive a guided tour in a world so far unknown to us. At the same time it will create its own dedicated exhibition to complement the AFW static display at the airport.


The air show has a loyal fan base of more than 200,000 people worldwide and this year’s event will be held at the Tanagra Air Base, on the weekend of 17-18 September 2016.


A host of international participants will display theirs skills from the hospitable Tanagra airbase.


The Hellenic Air Force with their “Zeus” F-16 Demo team and other fighters, as well as the Hellenic Army and the Hellenic Navy, top the list. The programme features the Aerobatic Team Patrulla Águila of the Spanish Air Force, the British Royal Air Force Chinook and the Belgian Air Force F-16 Solo Display Team; the Polish Air Force will participate with its new F-16 Polish Demo Team, the Iskry Team and the Sukhoi-22UM3K; the Special Forces Parachute Club will also come from Poland; Serbia will be represented by the squadrons Soko Galeb G2 and Soko Kraguj as well as Utva 66; “WeFly!Team”, “Blu Circe team” and Luca Bertossio will represent Italy; the programme also features Aeroclubul Romanei from Romania; Johan Gustafsson from Sweden; Schaerer & Partner from Switzerland. Melissa Andrzejewski from the US, who impressed us last year at Tatoi, will also be there along with the Greek helicopter pilot Dimitris Ververelis. Watch this space for many more surprises!


For more information:


  • Facebook:

  • The AFW website:

  • Stephania Karkouli, +30 210-60 36 111 (ext. 106) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Confirmation: Patrulla Águila Team

Patrulla Águila Team 30 years after their first flight and 10 years after their last appearance in Greece confirmed their participation in AthensFlyingWeek 2016. Get ready for a unique aerobatic experience, a perfectly coordinated demonstration by well-trained Spanish pilots of seven (7) Casa C-101 Aviojet!!!

Confirmation: Dimitris Ververelis

Dimitris Ververelis, also known as "Wizard" in #AthensFlyingWeek 2016! Τhe amazing helicopter pilot, is coming back this September in Tanagra Air Base and promises for more Heli Madness!