The Finnish Aviation Museum Air Show packed Helsinki's Kaivopuisto and its surrounding areas full of people yesterday, Friday. The show was part of Finland’s centenary celebrations, and the five-hour show introduced aviation enthusiasts to the likes of the American Super Hornet, multinational Eurofighter Typhoon and the Swedish Gripen.
Highlights included a performance by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. The British Red Arrows are one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. The sky parade also saw performances by paragliders.
The air show also served as a demonstration, as the Finnish Air Force is in the process of choosing a new fighter jet model. Three of the five in consideration were on display. The purchase is set to be one of the biggest in Finnish history at 7–10 billion euros, and will be finalised in 2021.
The show drew an estimated crowd of 100,000 people.