The last weekend in June is reserved, as it is each year, for an exceptional event in the city’s calendar – The 13th Małopolska Air Picnic in Krakow. As usual, the show will take place at the oldest airport in the country – Rakowice-Czyżyny. The presentation will include masters of individual and group aerobatics, as well as historic airplanes. This year’s program is sure to be as exciting as last year’s, and we will be posting more information as it becomes available.
The star of the show last year was one of the best known World War II airplanes: the North American P-51d Mustang (a machine in which Polish figher pilots achieved victories in the final part of the war). Over 80 aircraft took part in two days of displays in the skies over Krakow, including the legendary Fokker Dr. I – the First World War triplane (the Red Baron’s plane), Cessna 152, Piper J3/Cub and the Boeing Stearman. The world famous aerobatics groups “Firebirds” and “Żelazny” showed off their skills. There were also plenty of aircraft with the red and white checkered pattern of the Polish Air Force.
Apart from the flying display, there will be other attractions such as group parachute jumps, historical reenactments, presentations of military equipment, a funfair for younger visitors and food, trade and display stalls.
Each year, the picnic reaches dizzying heights and ensures that visitors have an unforgettable experience, and as a result, the Małopolska Air Picnic has become one of the most important aerial events in Poland.
Display location: The Polish Aviation Museum (Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego), al. Jana Pawła II 39, 31-864 Kraków.