AVIATION EXPO (19-20.09.2020)
2 nd AVIATION EXPO
About the event
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Aviation enthusiasts have once again had the opportunity to convene in Kielce - 19 and 20 September marked the 2nd AVIATION EXPO staged in the capital of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. The event is open to Poland's air transport development. In addition to the traditional exhibition elements, such as aeroplanes and gyroplanes, the participants were introduced cutting-edge technologies used in aviation. There were also industry conferences galore.
The Aviation Expo's tradition is the presentation platform for avionics, airport and navigation systems, the exhibition of specialised pilot outfits, and even fancy goods dedicated to the aviation industry, to name just a few exhibits.
The traditional elements of the exhibition enjoyed the most consuming interest of the event participants - ultralight planes and gyroplanes. This year's exhibitors was the showcase for, inter alia Aeroprakt with its latest Aeroprakta family plane - A32 model designed and tested for over three years before its première. The world’s most economical and one of the fastest mass-produced light aircraft in the high-wing configuration offers top-performance.
The Pipistrel Virus SW presented by Skydream boasts the cursing speed of over 260 km / h. Skypaths is also worth mentioning - the Skyleader model was showcased at the event. The Aero HMS presented a modern ultralight sports plane MP-02 "Czajka", a perfect solution for recreational and training flights; the maximum cruising speed is 230 km / h. The event hosted Ekolot for the first time. Ekolot boasts many years' experience, huge sales successes and advanced technology in the construction of ultralight aircraft. The company surprised this year's Aviation Expo participants. The company, apart from two unique models - KR-030 Topaz and KR-010 Elf, also made its third plane debut, the one which had never been presented before. The ultralight planes have already won international awards, including those in recognition of proprietary composites, quality, finish and unique aviation parameters. Aviation Expo also brings together companies which produce aviation garments and outfits. Ide-Fly presented specialised suits for selected aviation sports disciplines complemented with functional clothing for professionals such as pilots of police helicopters, TOPR rescue helicopters crews and aerobatic teams from Poland.
There was a strong accent of this year's "sky-rocketing" meeting - the two all-day Technology & Law for Aviation and the Global Drone Conferences. The conference was co-organised by Joanna Wieczorek, a well-known and respected expert in aviation law from Dentons Legal House. The industry professionals gathered at the first conference talked about, among other things: modern airports and the need to build a HUB for long-haul flights, the growing importance of cargo flights in the age of pandemics, Smart Airline, aviation fuels, gyroplanes and their use, development of VIP aviation and innovations in navigation. The other drone-related conference was a stimulus to discuss: new European and Polish drone laws, PANSA UTM - safe drone flights, ways to certify crewless aerial vehicles according to military and civilian regulations, drone projects financing, hybrid drone technologies in transport, logistics and other areas. Both conferences were also broadcast live on the Facebook Aviation Expo profile. Live-stream sessions enjoyed the viewership of nearly 10,000 people.
The Sports Modelling Club booth was the home for a simulator - a quick jump into the cockpit and the tourist Piper Cub, the aerobatic Extra 300, the fighter F-18 or even the passenger Boeing 787 Dreamliner were under your command. MASIM virtual reality simulator made the experience possible.