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Malta International Air Show, Yearly Reports
        
 
1st edition, 25-26 September 1993




AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
B/D Alpha Jet E French AF E37/1 F-TERI; E89/2 F-TERE; E72/3 F-TERG; E125/4 F-TERH; E132/5 F-TERN; E126/6 F-TERA; E121/7 F-TERK; E23/8 F-TERO; E38/9 F-TERD; E140/0 F-TERC Patrouille de France 25 27 Alpha Jets 1-8 displayed over Marsamxett 25/26. All aircraft carried 40th anniversary markings on their fins.
C-160NG French AF 64GV/F222 ET64 25 27 Technical support.
McD F-4F German AF 37+63 JG-74 “Moelders” 23 27 Display aircraft on 25/26.
McD F-4F German AF 37+97 JG-74 “Moelders” 23 27  
A/E AMX Italian AF MM7091/2-01 2 Stormo/14 Gruppo 24 27  
A/E AMX Italian AF MM7148/2-21 2 Stormo/14 Gruppo 24 27  
P. Tornado Italian AF MM7040/36-35 36 Stormo/156 Gruppo 24 27  
B. Buccaneer S.2B Royal AF XX901 208 24 27 Static. Gulf War markings w/11 LGB mission symbols and one An-12 “kill”.
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZG472 SAOUE* 24 27 *Strike/Attack Operational Evaluation Unit
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZG860/T SAOUE 24 27  
BAe Hawk Royal AF XX226 4 FTS 24 27 Display aircraft, all black w/’RAF Valley Solo Hawk Display 03’ titles. Displayed both days.
BAe Hawk Royal AF XX236/PK 4 FTS 24 27 Static, red/blue colours. PK code denotes assignment to the Central Flying School.
BAe Hawk Royal AF XX303/PF CFS 24 27 Static.
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XX741/04 6 24 27 04 code denotes assignment to 16 sqdn.
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XX965/07 16[R]/OCU 24 27 Display aircraft on both days.
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA544/TP 15 (R) 24 27  
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA600/F 15 (R) 24 27  
EE Canberra PR.9 Royal AF XHl68/AB 39/1 PRU 24 27 Static
Gr. C-2 US Navy 162178/AB045 VRC-40 “Rawhides”     USS America, seen on both 24 and 27.09.
L. P-3 US Navy 161011/LK VP-26 “Tridents” 24 27  
L. S-3 US Navy 160156/AB700 VS-32 “Maulers” 24 27 USS America.
McD F/A-18 US Navy 163471/AB312 VFA-82 “Marauders” 24 27 USS America.



Malta-based participants




AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Ce. Citation Corporate Jet Av. OY-CYV Static on 26 only. Leased from Falck-Air.
Ce. Cardinal Excelair Services 9H-ACG Static on 26 only.
Ce. Cardinal Excelair Services 9H-ACI  
P. Lance Excelair Services 9H-ABU Static on 26 only.
Kestrel Powerchute     Static, previously G-MWGU.
Supermarine Spitfire Royal AF EN199 Static display, w/o wings brought over from its place of restoration. Last served with 73 Sqn in Malta, damaged in gale on 23.12.46, struck off charge 30.01.47.




Malta-based participants – Air Squadron, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.47 Air Sqn/2nd Regt. 9H-AAF Static.
Ce. O-lE Air Sqn/2nd Regt. 9H-ACC Static
NH.369 Air Sqn/2nd Regt. 9H-ABY Static.
SA.316 Air Sqn/2nd Regt. 9H-AAV  
SA.316 Air Sqn/2nd Regt. 9H-AAW Formation flyby with 9H-AAX & AV at Sliema sea front on 26.09.
SA.316 Air Sqn/2nd Regt. 9H-AAX Formation flyby with 9H-AAW.
AB.212 Italian AF/15 Stormo MM81215/15-61 Static.


        
 
2nd edition, 24-25 September 1994



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
L.CP-140A Actarus Canadian AF 140119 14 Wing 23 26  
McD F-4 German AF 37+79 JG-74 ‘Molders’ 23 26 Displayed on 25.09.
McD F-4 German AF 37+84 JG-74 ‘Molders’ 23 26  
Ae. G222 Italian AF MM62130/RS-51 311 Gruppo - RSV 23 26 Displayed both days. Carried ‘Winner of Air Tattoo 1989’
Ae. G222 Italian AF MM62133/46-93 46 BA 23 23 Frecce technical support.
Ae. G222 Italian AF MM62143/46-36 46 BA 26 26 Frecce technical support.
Ae. MB-339A/PAN Italian AF MM54439/6, MM54445/8, MM54473/4, MM54477/9, MM54478/7, MM54480/0, MM54482/5, MM54486/2 313 Gruppo - Frecce Tricolori 23 26 Frecce Tricolori displayed on both days.
Ae. MB-339A/PAN Italian AF MM54479/1, MM54536/10. 313 Gruppo - Frecce Tricolori 23 26 Arrived three hours after main team.
Ae. MB-339A/PAN Italian AF MM54485 313 Gruppo - Frecce Tricolori 23 26 Spare aircraft, didn’t fly.
P. 180 Avanti Italian AF MM62160/54 311 Gruppo - RSV 23 26  
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J143, J361 314 23 26  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZG509/CH 4 23 26 Displayed on 25.09 only.
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZG859 4 23 26 Displayed on 24.09 only. 4 sqdn colours on fin.
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XV205/V 19 [R]/7 FTS 22 26 Dark blue fin.
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XV345 92 [R]/7 FTS 23    
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XXl88/CG 100 23 26 Grey, w/100 badge underneath cockpit.
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX247/CM 100 23 26  
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA563/TC 15 [R] 23 26 Displayed both days.
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZD716/O SAOEU/CTTO 23 26  
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZD749/U SAOEU/CTTO 23 26  
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZE206/FH 25 23 26  
EE Canberra PR.9 Royal AF XHl69/AC 39 [1 PRU] 23 26  
HS Nimrod MR.2P Royal AF XV227 120/KMW 23 26  
L. P-3C US Navy 161334/LD-1 VP-10 ‘Red Lancers’ 23 26  



Malta-based participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Ce. Skyhawk Paradise Island Air Service Ltd. 9H-ACL  
Ce. Titan Med-Avia 9H-ACQ  
Mil-8 M.A.C. RA-24639  
P. Cherokee Bee Gee Aviation Services 9H-ABW  
P. Navajo Excelair Services 9H-ACF  
R/Ce. Caravan Excelair Services 9H-ACI  
R/Ce. Cardinal Cardinal Aviation 9H-ACG  
S. Tampico Leisure Flight Services 9H-ABJ  



Malta-based participants – A.F.M.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81211/15-11 15 Stormo Static line-up. Based with the Italian Military Mission.
AB.206A A.F.M. 9H-AAJ Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line-up.
Ce. O1E A.F.M. 9H-ACA Air Sqdn 2 Regt Performed fly past at end of show on 25.09.
Ce. O1E A.F.M. 9H-ACC Air Sqdn 2 Regt Performed fly past at end of show on 25.09.
Ce. O1E A.F.M. 9H-ACE Air Sqdn 2 Regt  
SA.316 A.F.M. 9H-AAV Air Sqdn 2 Regt Performed fly past at end of show on 25.09.
SA.316B A.F.M. 9H-AAX Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line-up.


        
 
3rd edition, 23-24 September 1995



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
P. Tornado German Marine 45+14 MFG-2 22 25  
A/E AMX Italian AF MM7115/2-12 2 Stormo/14 Gruppo 22 25  
A/E AMX Italian AF MM7168/2-04 2 Stormo/14 Gruppo 22 25  
A/E G.222 Italian AF MM62134/46-33       Performed three local flights for paradrops on the 22nd.& the 23rd Sept.
F.27-300M R. Netherlands AF C-8 334 22 25 Displayed on both days.
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-019 306 22 25  
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-508 306 22 25 Displayed on both days. Had special colours scheme with RNLAF SOLO DISPLAY.
L. F-16B R. Netherlands AF J-209 322 22 25  
L. F-16B R. Netherlands AF J-369 323 22 25  
P. PC-7 R. Netherlands AF L-05 EMVO 22 25 Displayed on both days.
P. PC7 R. Netherlands AF L-10 EMVO 22 25  
CN.235 Spanish AF T19B-07/35-25 AGA/Ala 79 22 25  
Casa 101 Spanish AF E25-06/79-06, E25-07/79-07, E25-08/79-08, E25-13/79-13, E25-22/79-22, E25-23/79-23, E25-28/79-28, E25-40/79-40 AGA/Ala 79 22 25 Patrulla Aguilla Performed on both days.
Casa 212D Spanish AF TE.l2B-4/79-94 Ala 35 22 25  
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX226/74 74 [R]/4FTS 22 25 Glossy black, special sqdn markings.
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX244 19 [R]/4FTS 22 25 Displayed on both days. Glossy black, special w/sqdn markings.
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XXl93/CB 100 22 25  
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XXll6 16 [R] 22 25 Displayed on both days. Overall black, w/special sqdn markings.
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XXll9/E 16 [R] 22 25  
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XX377/EB 6 22 25  
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XX745/EG 6 22 25  
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZG730/CC 5 22 25  
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZH555/CV 5 22 25  
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA360/B-56 TTTE-S Sqdn 22 25  
BAe Tornado GR.1A Royal AF ZA370/A 2 22 25  
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA560 TTTE 22 25 Displayed on both days. Overall glossy black, w/special sqdn markings.
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZG707/B 13 22 25 Overall grey.
BAe Tornado GR.1A Royal AF ZG727/L 13 22 25  
EE Canberra PR.7 Royal AF WT509/BR 39/(1PRU) 22 25 Ex 13 Squadron, RAF Luqa.
EE Canberra PR.9 Royal AF XHl35/AC 39/1 PRU 22 25  
HS Dominie T.1 Royal AF XS713/C 6 FTS 22 25  
HS Nimrod MR.2 Royal AF XV260 120 22 25  
HP Jetstream T.3 Royal Navy ZE441/579 Heron Flight 22 25 RNAS Yeovilton-based.
L. C-130 C.1 Royal AF XV293   23 25 RAF Falcon technical support, also displayed on both dates.
L. P-3C US Navy 158923/LC VP-8 ‘Tigers’ 22 25  
L. S-3B US Navy 159765/AB-701 VS-32 ‘Maulers’ 22 25 from USS America
McD F/A-18C US Navy 163506/AB-300 VFA-82 ‘Marauders’ 22 25 from USS America



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR DEP NOTES
An-32   UR-48086 22 26 Fire bomber configuration. Had “Kiev-Ukraine” titles.



Malta-based participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Cessna 172M Skyhawk Paradise Island Air Service 9H-ACL  
Mi-8AMT Malta Air Charter RA-24025  
Mooney 201SE (M2OJ) Silvair 9H-ACJ  
Piper PA-28-160 Cherokee Bee Gee Aviation Service 9H-ABW  
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B Excelair Services 9H-ACF  
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu D.Hooper G-BSAB  
SOCATA TB.9 Tampico Leisure Flight Services 9H-ABJ  



Malta-based participants – A.F.M.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
AB.47G-2 A.F.M. 9H-AAF Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line up.
Ce. O-IE A.F.M. 9H-ACD Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line up.
SA.316B A.F.M. 9H-AAV Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line up.
SA.316B A.F.M. 9H-AAX Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flypast at end of airshow on 23.09 and 24.09.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81211/15-11 Italian Military Mission  


        
 
4th edition, 28-29 September 1996



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
S. Jaguar E French AF 7-PH/E24 EC02/007 27 30 Display aircraft.
S. Jaguar E French AF 7-PL/E9 EC02/007 27 30  
S. Jaguar E French AF 7-PR/E20 EC02/007 27 30 Display aircraft.
McD F-4F German AF 37+30 JG-73/2 27 30 Performed flying display.
McD F-4F German AF 38+51 JG-73/2 27 30  
P. Tornado German Marine 45+33 MFG-2 27 30  
P. Tornado German Marine 45+46 MFG-2 27 30  
P. Tornado ECR German AF 46+45 JBG-32/1 27 30 Tiger markings.
AB.109A Guardia di Finanzia MM81389/GF-140   27 30  
AB.412HP Guardia di Finanzia MM81454/GF-209   27 30  
PD.166DL-3 Guardia di Finanzia MM25177/GF-07   27 30  
F.60U R. Netherlands AF U-03 334 26 30  
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-004   27 30 No sqdn markings, back up display a/c.
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-508 312 27 30 Performed flying display.
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD400/29 1 27 30 Performed flying display. Grey.
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD402/31 20 (R) 27 30 Back-up display a/c, green.
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD470/60 1 27 30 Green.
BAe Harrier T.10 Royal AF ZH662/R 20 (R) 27 30 Green.
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XXl94/CO 100 27 30 Black.
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX235 74 (R) 27 30 Back up display a/c. Special colours.
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX248/CJ 100 27 30  
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX338/PV 19 (R) 27 30 Performed flying display.
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX233, XX237*, XX253**, XX292, XX294, XX307 Red Arrows 28 30 Performed flying display. * Red leader **Red 11
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX227, XX252, XX253, XX260, XX264, XX306 Red Arrows 28 30 Performed flying display.
BAe Jaguar GR.1B Royal AF XX970   27 30 New grey, w/o squadron markings.
BAe Jaguar GR.1B Royal AF XZ369/EF 6 27 30  
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZG757/CA 5 27 30  
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZG776/CG 5 27 30  
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA321/B-58 TTTE ‘S’ Sqdn 27 30 Special colours.
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA360/B-56 TTTE ‘S’ Sqdn 27 30 Special colours, display aircraft.
BAe Tornado GR.1A Royal AF ZG712/F 13 27 30  
BAe Tornado GR.1A Royal AF ZG729/M 13 27 30  
EE Canberra T.4 Royal AF WJ866/AV 39 (1 PRU) 27 10/10 A/c requested priority for landing due to a technical problem. Test flight on 03/10.
EE Canberra PR.7 Royal AF WT509/BR 39 (1 PRU) 02/10 02 Brought starter cartridges for WJ866.
HS 125 Royal AF XS733/Q 55 (R)/3 FTS 27 30  
HS Nimrod MR.2 Royal AF XV254 Kinloss Wing 27 30 Special colours.
HP Jetstream T.1 Royal AF XX499/G 45[R]/3 FTS 27 30  
L. C-130 C.1 Royal AF XVl78   02/10 02/10 Brought spares for WJ866.
L. C-130 C.1 Royal AF XVl8l   28 30 Grey, RAF Falcons support a/c, performed flying display.
L. C-130 C.3 Royal AF XV303   28 30 Red Arrows support a/c.
L. C-130 C.3 Royal AF XV305   08/10 08/10 Took back technicians & faulty engine of WJ866.
V. VC-10 K.4 Royal AF ZD230/K 101 27 30  
B. KC-135R US AF 62-8023/D 351ARS/100ARW 27 30 “Wabash Cannonball” RAF Mildenhall-based.
Ga. C-21A Learjet US AF 84-0087 76AS/86AW 27 29  
McD F/A-18D US MC 164884/BM-410 VMFA(AW)-533 27 30  
McD F/A-18D US MC 164886/BM-401 VMFA(AW)-533 27 30  
B. UC-12M US Navy 163842   27 30 “Peurto de Santa Maria”, from Rota, Spain.
Si. MH-53E US Navy 163065/HC-43 HC-4 ‘Black Stallions’ 27 30  



Malta-based Participants - Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Cessna 152-II European Flight Academy 9H-ACW  
Cessna 172M Skyhawk Paradise Island Air Service 9H-ACL  
Reims-Cessna F177RG Cardinal European Flight Academy 9H-ACG  
Mi-8 Gozo Wings - Malta Air Charter RA-22710  
Piper PA-28-160 Cherokee Bee Gee Aviation Service 9H-ABW  
SOCATA TB.9 Tampico Leisure Flight Services 9H-ABJ  



Malta-based Participants – A.F.M.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
AB.47G-2 A.F.M. 9H-AAF Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line up
AB.47G-2 A.F.M. 9H-AAG Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flypast over display area on 29.09
AB.212AM Italian AF. MM81212 Italian Military Mission Static line up
BN-2B-26 A.F.M. 9H-ACU Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line up
Ce. O- IE A.F.M. 9H-ACC Air Sqdn 2 Regt Displayed over Luqa airfield on 28.09 and 29.09
Ce. O-IE A.F.M. 9H-ACD Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flypast over display area on 29.09
Ce. O-IE A.F.M. 9H-ACE Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line up
H.500C A.F.M. 9H-ABY Air Sqdn 2 Regt Displayed over Luqa airfield on 28.09 and 29.09 and performed in a flypast over display area on 29.09
SA.316B A.F.M. 9H-AAV Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flypast over display area on 29.09
SA.316B A.F.M. 9H-AAX Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static line up.


        
 
5th edition, 27-28 September 1997



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
LET 410 Czech AF 2312 61 DLt/6zDL 26 29  
P. Tornado German Marine 43+87 MFG-2 26 29 White/grey colours.
P. Tornado German Marine 45+38 MFG-2 26 29  
P. Tornado German Marine 45+69 MFG-2 26 29 Performed flying display.
A/E AMX-T Italian AF MM55038/32-53 32 Stormo 26 29  
A/E AMX Italian AF MM7160/32-14 32 Stormo     Performed an unconnected buddy refuelling display with Tornado over Luqa on 27.09, and over Sliema sea front on 28.09.
AB.109A-II Guardia di Finanzia MM81369/GF-136   26 29  
AB.412HP Guardia di Finanzia MM81455/GF-210   26 29  
NH 500MC Guardia di Finanzia MM80995/GF-71   26 29  
PD.166DL-3 Guardia di Finanzia MM25159/8-01   26 29  
Ae. MB339A Italian AF MM54508/61-56 61 Stormo 26 29  
Ae. MB339A Italian AF MM55058/61-41 61 Stormo 26 29  
L. F-104S-ASA Italian AF MM6713/37-01 37 Stormo     Grey, performed flypast over Luqa on 27.09, over Sliema sea front on 28.09. Serial not positively identified.
L. F-104S Italian AF MM6782/37-15 37 Stormo     Grey, w/checkered rudder, performed flypast over Luqa on 27.09, over Sliema sea front on 28.09. Serial not positively identified.
L. F-104S Italian AF MM_____/37-10 37 Stormo     Grey, w/checkered rudder, performed flypast over Luqa on 27.09, over Sliema sea front on 28.09
L. F-104S Italian AF MM_____/37- 37     Camouflaged, w/checkered rudder, performed flypast over Luqa on 27.09, over Sliema sea front on 28.09
P. Tornado Italian AF MM7023/36-31   26 29  
P. Tornado F.3 Italian AF MM7208/36-11 36 Stormo 26 29 Previously ZE811 w/RAF
P. Tornado Italian AF MM7047/36-36 36 Stormo     Performed an unconnected buddy refuelling display with AMX over Luqa on 27.09, and over Sliema sea front on 28.09.
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-142 323 26 29  
L. F-16B R. Netherlands AF J-209 322 26 29  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD406/35 1 26 29  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD462/52 1 26 29  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD465/55 1 26 29  
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX226 74 (R)/4 FTS 26 29  
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX235 74 (R)/4 FTS 26 29 Special colour scheme.
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XZ385/C 16 (R) OCU 26 29 Performed flying display.
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XZ391/A 16 (R) OCU 26 29  
BAe Tornado GR.1B Royal AF ZA406/AJ-A 617 26 29  
BAe Tornado GR.1B Royal AF ZA411/AJ-S 617 26 29  
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZE729/CF 5 26 29  
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZG770/CC 5 26 29  
HP Jetstream Royal AF XX493/L 45 (R)/3 FTS 30 02/10 Brought spares/technicians for Bulldog XX698, see below.
HP Jetstream T.3 Royal Navy ZE441/559 RNAS Yeovilton Station Flt 26 29  
HS Nimrod MR.2 Royal AF XV226 Kinloss Wing 25 29  
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZFl36 1 FTS 26 29  
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZFl37 1 FTS 26 29 Performed flying display. Special colour scheme.
SA Bulldog T.1 Royal AF XX540/l5 3 FTS 26 29  
SA Bulldog T.1 Royal AF XX698/9 3 FTS 26 02/10 Went u/s after display.
B. KC-135R US AF 63-8874 912ARS/319ARW 25 29  
Gr. F-14A US Navy 159848/AJ-212 VF-14 Tophatters 26 29 USS John F. Kennedy
McD F/A-18 C US Navy 164657/AJ-405 VFA-87 Golden Warriors 26 29 USS John F. Kennedy



Foreign Participants - Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Zlin 50 Aero Triga HA-SIF, HA-SIH, HA-SIJ 26 29 First participation by a civilian aerobatic team. Malev Hungarian A/Ls livery & 20th anniversary markings.



Malta-based Participants - Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
R/Ce. Cardinal European Flight Academy 9H-ACG  
Ce. Citation   9H-ACR Performed low passes over r/w 24 on 28.09
P. Cherokee   N180LK  



Malta-based Participants – A.F.M.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81212 Italian Military Mission Performed flying display at Luqa on 27 & 28/09.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81213 Italian Military Mission Static display.
AB.47 A.F.M. 9H-AAE Air Sqdn, 2nd Regt  
BN-2B Islander A.F.M. 9H-ACU Air Sqdn, 2nd Regt Performed flying display at Luqa on 27 & 28/09.
Ce. O-1E A.F.M. 9H-ACE Air Sqdn, 2nd Regt  
SA.316B A.F.M. 9H-AAV Air Sqdn, 2nd Regt  
SE.316 A.F.M. 9H-ADA Air Sqdn, 2nd Regt  
SE.316 A.F.M. 9H-ADB Air Sqdn, 2nd Regt Performed flying display at Luqa on 27 & 28/09, and over Sliema on 28.09.


        
 
6th edition, 26-27 September 1998



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
SAAB 105 Austrian AF     25 28  
SAAB 105 Austrian AF GF-16   25 28  
L. CP-140 Canadian AF 140108 415 Sqdn/14 Wing 25 28  
A. L-39 Czech AF 0006 Aviation Test Centre 25 28  
Let 410 UVP-E Czech AF 2602 6.TAB 25 28  
D. Mirage 2000 French AF 611/3-XS EC03/003 25 28  
D. Mirage 2000 French AF 616/3-XH EC03/003 25 28  
P. Tornado German AF 44+62 JBG-33 25 28  
P. Tornado German AF 45+08 JBG-33 25 28  
P. Tornado German Marine 45+43 MFG-2 25 28  
B.707 Israel AF 260       Tanker. All five aircraft made a pass over Luqa on Sunday, and returned to Israel, without landing at Malta.
McD F-15D Israel AF 404 106      
McD F-15 Israel AF 280        
L. F-16B Israel AF 004        
L. F-16 Israel AF          
PD.166DL-3 Guardia Costiera MM25168/8-10   25 28  
AB.412HP Guardia di Finanzia MM81453/GF-208   25 28  
ATR 42MP Guardia di Finanzia MM62165/GF-13   25 28  
A/E AMX-T Italian AF MM_____/32-112 101 Gruppo/32 Stormo     Performed an unconnected buddy refuelling display with AMX over Luqa on Saturday only.
A/E AMX-T Italian AF MM55048/32-44 101 Gruppo/32 Stormo 25 28  
Ae. MB339A Italian AF MM54463/61-17 212 Gruppo/61 Stormo 25 28  
Ae. MB.339 Italian AF MM55066/61-112 212 Gruppo/61 Stormo 25 28  
Ae. MB339CD Italian AF MM55066/61-132 212 Gruppo/61 Stormo 25 28  
L. F-104S Italian AF MM_____/37- 37 Stormo     Flying display over Luqa Saturday only. Aircraft returned to Italy.
L. F-104S Italian AF MM_____/37- 37     As above.
P. Tornado IDS Italian AF MM7007/36-37 156 Gruppo/36 Stormo 25 28  
P. Tornado IDS Italian AF MM_____/36-42 156 Stormo/36 Gruppo 25 28 Performed a buddy refuelling display with AMX over Luqa on Saturday
P. Observer Polizia PS-B02   25 28  
Si. SH-3D Italian Navy MM5022N/6-21 3 Grupelicot 25 28  
Si. SH-3D Italian Navy MM81183/6-32 3 Grupelicot 25 28  
CN-235 Moroccan AF CN-AMD 3 Transport Sqdn 25 28  
F.60 R. Netherlands AF U-03 334 25 28  
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-364 322/323 25 28 Flying display over Sliema.
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-872 322/323 25 28  
P. PC-7 R. Netherlands AF L-11   25 28 Flying display over Luqa.
P. PC-7 R. Netherlands AF L-12   25 28 Local flight on Sunday.
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD404/33 20 (R) OCU 25 28  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD433/45 20 (R) OCU 25 28 Flying display over Sliema on Sat, over Luqa on Sun.
BAe Harrier T.20 Royal AF ZH663/Q 20 (R) OCU 25 28  
BAe Hawk Royal AF XX227, XX237, XX252, XX253, XX264, XX266, XX292, XX306, XX307 Red Arrows 25 28 Flying display over Sliema, Sunday only.
BAe Hawk Royal AF XX233, XX308 Red Arrows 25 28 Reserve aircraft, didn’t fly.
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XZll2/GA 54 25 28  
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XZ366/FS 41 25 28  
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XZ385/C 16 (R) OCU 25 28  
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XZ391/A 16 (R) OCU 25 28 Flying display over Sliema, Sat & Sun.
BAe Jaguar GR.1A Royal AF XZ725/GU SAOEU 25 28 Strike Attack Operational Evaluation Unit.
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA613/TL XV (R) 25 28  
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZE251/GA 43 25 28  
BV CH-47 HC.2 Royal AF ZD547/EH 7 25 28  
HP Jetstream Royal AF XX497/E 45 (R)/3 FTS 25 28  
L. C-130 C.3P Royal AF XV189 Lyneham Transport Wing 25 28 Red Arrows technical support.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF292 1 FTS 25 28 Flying display over Luqa.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF405 1 FTS 25 28  
SA Bulldog Royal AF XX638 CFS Sqd/3 FTS 24 29 Performed flying display over Luqa.
SA Bulldog Royal AF XX686/4 CFS Sqdn/3 FTS 24 29 Back up display a/c.
W. Puma HC.1 Royal AF ZA934/BZ 33 25 28  
Gr. EA-6B US Navy 162934/500/AA VAQ-132 ‘Scorpions’ 25 28 USS Eisenhower



Malta-based Participants – A.F.M.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
BN-2B Islander A.F.M. 9H-ACU Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying display over Luqa on both days.
BN-2B Islander A.F.M. 9H-ADF Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying display over Luqa on Sunday only in formation 9H-ACDU.
SA.319 A.F.M. 9H-ADA Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying display over Luqa on both days.


        
 
7th edition, 25-26 September 1999



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
B/D Alpha Jet Belgian AF AT-05/11 1 Wg, 5Gr, 11 Smd 24 27 Practice display over Sliema sea front on Friday afternoon, & on Sat/Sun mornings.
B/D Alpha Jet Belgian AF AT-18 1 Wg, 5Gr, 11 Smd 24 27  
L. F-16A Belgian AF FA-134/FS 2 Wg, 2 Smd 24 27  
S. SA226 Merlin 3A Belgian AF CE-04 15Wg 21Smd 24 27  
C-160F French AF 61-ZI/F91 EC03/061 25 27 Technical support for u/s Mirage 2000.
D. Mirage 2000B French AF 5-OT/508 EC2/5 24 27  
D. Mirage 2000B French AF 5-OU/512 EC2/5 24 27 Practice display over Sliema sea front on Friday afternoon, & on Sat/Sun mornings.
S. Jaguar French AF 7-PI/E40 EC2/7 24 27 All three a/c made a practice display over Sliema sea front on Friday afternoon, & on Sat/Sun mornings.
S. Jaguar French AF 7-PK/E36 EC2/7 24 27  
S. Jaguar French AF 7-PU/E22 EC2/7 24 27  
TBM.700 French Army ABS/139 BP08 24 27 Displayed over Luqa on Sat/Sun afternoons.
Nord 262E Marine 63 Esc 3S 24 27  
C-160D German AF 50+97 LTG-62 24 27  
McD F-4F German AF 37+22 JG-71 “Richthofen” 24 27  
McD F-4F German AF 37+49 JG-71 “Richthofen” 24 27  
P. Tornado IDS German AF 44+30 JBG-31 “Boelcke” 24 27  
P. Tornado IDS German AF 44+70 JBG-31 “Boelcke” 24 27  
P. Tornado IDS German Marine 45+43 MFG-2 24 27  
P. Tornado IDS German Marine 45+45 MFG-2 24 27 Practice display over Sliema sea front on Friday afternoon, & on Sat/Sun mornings.
PD.166DL-3 Guardia Costiera MM25163/8-05 2 Nucleo Aereo Guardia Costiera 24 27  
B. 1151 Atlantic Italian AF MM40115/41-77 88 Gruppo/41 Stormo 24 26 Practice display over Sliema sea front & Luqa on Friday afternoon, displays over Luqa on Sat/Sun afternoons, and flybys along Sliema sea front on Sunday morning.
AS Sea King 3D Italian Navy MM5026N/6-25 3 Grupelicot 24 27  
AS Sea King 3H Italian Navy MM81183/6-32 3 Grupelicot 24 27 display over Luqa on Sat/Sun afternoons.
P. P.68 Observer Polizia PS-B02 11 Reparto Volo Polizia di Stato 24 27  
L. F-16B R. Netherlands AF J-261 312 24 27  
B. E-3D AEW.1 Royal AF ZHl07/07 8/23 24 27  
BAe Jaguar GR.3 Royal AF XZl04/FM 41 24 27  
BAe Jaguar GR.3 Royal AF XZ377/EG 6 24 27  
BAe Sea Harrier Royal Navy ZB604/722/VL   23 27 Displayed over Sliema Saturday morning, over Luqa Sunday afternoon.
BAe Sea Harrier FA.2 Royal Navy ZD611/710 899 24 27  
BAe Sea Harrier T.8 Royal Navy ZD993/723/VL 899 24 27  
BAe Sea Harrier FA.2 Royal Navy ZH801/731 899 24 27  
BAe Sea Harrier FA.2 Royal Navy ZH811/714 899 24 27  
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA588/TM XV (R) 24 27  
L. C-130 C.3P Royal AF XV190   24 24 Sea Harrier technical support.
V. VC-10 C.1K Royal AF XVl08   24 24 Sea Harrier technical support.
B. KC-135R US AFE 62-3528/D 351ARS/100ARW 24 27 Based at RAF Mildenhall.
D. C-9 US AF 71-0880 76AS/86AW 24 27 Based at Ramstein AFB.
Ga. C-21A Learjet US AFE 84-0111 76AS/86AW 24 27 Based at Ramstein AFB.
McD F-15E US AFE 90-0251/LN 492FS/48FW ‘Bowlers’ 24 27  
McD F-15E US AFE 90-0261/LN 492FS/48FW ‘Bowlers’ 24 27  
L. P-3C US Navy 158919/LF VP-16 “War Eagles” 24 27  
Si. MH-53E US Navy 163065/443/HC HC-4 “Black Stallions” 24 27  



Foreign Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Tecnam P92 Centro Volo Sport ‘Avjonica’ I-4065, I-4745, I-5148, I-5619, I-5642, I-5741, I-5762, I-ENAL 25 26 These a/c were parked away from the main aircraft, and departed the following morning.



Malta-based Participants - Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
H. Sea Hawk   WV826 “Royal Navy” titles and colours. Towed over from the Malta Aviation Museum at Ta’ Qali.
Mil-8 Malta Air Charter LZ-CA_ Para dropping over Luqa on Sat/Sun afternoons.



Malta-based Participants – A.F.M.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
BN-2B Islander A.F.M. 9H-ACU Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying display over Luqa on Sat/Sun afternoons.
SA.316B A.F.M. 9H-AAW Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flypast along Sliema sea front on Sunday morning, and formation flying with 9H-ADB & 9H-ACU over Luqa on Sunday afternoon.
SA.316 A.F.M. 9H-ADB Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying display over Luqa on Sat/Sun afternoons.


        
 
8th edition, 23-24 September 2000



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
P. PC-7 Austrian AF 3H-FE Austrian AF Flying School 22 25 Display aircraft.
P. PC-7 Austrian AF 3H-FO Austrian AF Flying School 22 25  
B/D Alpha Jet Belgian AF AT-24 9 Wing 22 25  
HS 748 Belgian AF CS-03 21 Sqd/15 Wing 22 25  
L. F-16A Belgian AF FA-116 10 Wing 22 25  
L. F-16A Belgian AF FA-136 10 Wing 22 25 Flying display.
C-160 French AF 61-ZW/F157   23   Technical support for Mirages.
CN-235 French AF 62-RB/45   25 26 Technical support for Mirage 63-FK.
D. Falcon 50MP French Navy 36 24S 22 25  
D. Mirage F.lC French AF 211/33-FQ EC3/33 22 25  
D. Mirage F.lB French AF 507/33-FA EC3/33 22 25 Participated in flying display after 63-FK became u/s.
D. Mirage F.lC French AF 64/63-FK EC3/33 22 26 Scrapped tail pipe during landing – too steep an angle during aerodynamic braking.
AS.565 SA PANTHER French Navy 507 36F     Flying display
C-160D German AF 50+98 LTG-62 22 25 Technical support.
C-160D German AF 51+02 LTG-63 27 28  
McD F-4F German AF 37+86 JG-71 22 25  
McD F-4F German AF 38+32 JG-71 22 28  
P. Tornado IDS German AF 44+61 AG-51 22 25  
P. Tornado IDS German AF 45+25 AG-51 22 28 Departed on Monday, but had to return due to a technical problem.
B. Atlantic German Marine 61+05 MFG-3 22 25  
P. Tornado IDS German Marine 45+31 MFG-2 22 25 Flying display.
P. Tornado IDS German Marine 45+38 MFG-2 22 25  
P. Tornado IDS German Marine 45+74 MFG-2 21 28 Display a/c, but went u/s on Friday. Crew used back-up a/c.
AB.412HP Guardia di Finanzia MM8465/GF-213   22 25 Pratica di Mare Wing.
PD.166DL-3 Guardia Costeria MM25160/8-02   22 25 2 Nucleo Aereo Guardia Costiera
A/E AMX-T Italian AF MM55027/32-42 32 Stormo 22 25  
A/E AMX Italian AF MM7101 103 Gruppo 22 25 Special colours.
A/E AMX-T Italian AF MM55046/32-47 32 Stormo 22 25  
A/E AMX-T Italian AF MM56043/51-10 103 Gruppo 22 25  
Ae. MB339A Italian AF MM54463/61-17 61 Stormo 22 25  
Ae. MB339A Italian AF MM55052/61-96 61 Stormo 22 25  
Ae. MB339 Italian AF MM55070/61-136 61 Stormo 22 25  
Ae. MB.399CD Italian AF MM55074/61-142 61 Stormo 22 25  
B. Atlantic Italian AF MM40121/41-06 88 Gruppo/41 Stormo 22 24 Display aircraft.
P. Tornado IDS(T) Italian AF MM55007/36-55 156 Gruppo 22 25  
P. Tornado IDS Italian AF MM7008 156 Gruppo 22 25  
PD.808TA Italian AF MM61955 71 Gruppo/14 Stormo 22 25  
Si. HH-3F Italian AF MM81344/15-32 15 Stormo 22 25  
Si. SH-3D Italian Navy MM5026N/6-25 3 Grupelicto 22 25 Flying display.
Si. SH-3H Italian Navy MM81186/6-35 3 Grupelicto 22 25 Display aircraft.
P. Observor Polizia PS-A96   22 25 5 Reparto Volo Polizia di Stato
F.60 R. Netherlands AF U-01 334 22 25 Eindhoven AB
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-144   22 25 Display aircraft. Twenthe AB.
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-193   22 25 Volkel AB
L. F-16B R. Netherlands AF J-264   22 25 Volkel AB
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-365   22 25 Twenthe AB
L. F-16A R. Netherlands AF J-644   22 25 Volkel AB
L. F-16B R. Netherlands AF J-654   22 25 Volkel AB
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZG859 20 (R) 22 25 Display aircraft.
BAe Hawk Royal AF XXl56, XXl72, XX227, XX233, XX237, XX253, XX260, XX264, XX292, XX306, XX307, XX308 Red Arrows 22 25 Display on Sunday only.
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZA596 14 22 25 No squadron markings.
BAe Tornado GR.1 Royal AF ZD847/AA 14 22 25 A/c had 9 squadron markings.
EE Canberra T.4 Royal AF WJ874 39(1 PRU) 22 25 All-blue colours, representing VN799.
HS Nimrod MR.2P Royal AF XV236 42 (R) 22 25 Display aircraft.
L. C-130K Royal AF XVl77   22 25 Red Arrows technical support.
D. C-9A US AFE 71-0882 75AAS/86AW 22 25 Ramstein AFB
McD F15E US AFE 96-0201/LN 492FS/48FW 22 25 RAF Lakenheath based.
McD F15E US AFE 96-0204/LN 492FS/48FW 22 25 RAF Lakenheath based.
McD F15E US AFE 97-0219/LN 492FS/48FW 22 25 RAF Lakenheath based.
McD F15E US AFE 98-0131/LN 492FS/48FW 22 25 RAF Lakenheath based.
F. C-26B US Navy 900530 Sigonella Station Flight 22 25  



Foreign Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Tecnam P92 Centro Volo Sport ‘Avjonica’ I-ENEL 23 24 Arrived with 7 other similar types, and departed the following morning.



Malta-based Participants - Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Polaris   9H-UMA Based at Ta Qali, flew into Luqa for air show static display on the 23rd.
Thruster   9H-UMC Based at Ta Qali, flew into Luqa for air show static display on the 23rd.



Malta-based Participants – A.F.M.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
BN-2B-26 Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS9516 Display
SA. Bulldog Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS0020, AS0021, AS0022, AS0023 Displayed both days.
SA.316B Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS9617 Fly by on 23.09


        
 
9th edition, 22-23 September 2001



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
D. Falcon 50 French Navy 36   21 24  
D. Mirage 2000 French AF 3-XL/674   21 24  
S. Jaguar French AF 7-HR/E6   21 24  
S. Jaguar French AF 7-HX/E   21 24  
S. Jaguar French AF 7-HZ/E37   21 24  
AS565MA Panther French Navy 507       Display both days.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81212/9-18 9 Stormo 21 24  
AB.412 Guardia di Finanzia     21 24  
ATR 400MP Guardia di Finanzia MM62166   21 24  
A/E AMX Italian AF MM55037   21 24  
Ae. G222 Italian AF MM62119/RS-45   21 24  
Ae. MB.399 Italian AF MM55062/RS-26   21 24  
L. F-104 Italian AF MM6759   21 24  
L. F-104 Italian AF MM6914   21 24  
Si. S-61 Italian Navy     21 24  
Si. S-61 Italian Navy     21 24  
F.60 R. Netherlands AF U-04   20 24  
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-016   20 24  
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-211   21 24  
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-633   20 24  
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-885   21 24  
B. E-3 Royal AF ZHl02   21 24  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD375   22 24  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD407/35   22 24  
BAe Jaguar Royal AF XX766   20 24  
BAe Jaguar Royal AF XX974/PB   20 24  
BAe Tornado Royal AF ZA550/DD   21 24  
BAe Tornado Royal AF ZA745/DA   21 24  
BAe Tornado Royal AF ZEl54   21 24  



Foreign Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. ON DEP. ON NOTES
Ca. CL-415 Protezione Civile I-DPCX/19 21 23 Water-bombing display on 23.09.
D. TA-4J Advanced Training Systems Inc. N251WL 21 26 c/n 13566, Bu 153500, Israeli AF 748.
D. A-4N Advanced Training Systems Inc. N262WL 21 26 c/n 14465, Bu 159545, Ex-Israeli AF 744.
D. A-4N Advanced Training Systems Inc. N263WL 21 26 c/n 14443, Bu 159523, Israeli AF 344. Destroyed on 10.05.03 after impact with the Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City following a loss of engine power.
Extra 300   D-EZOZ     Displayed on both days.



Malta-based Participants - Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
PZL Wilga   D-ETVS Displayed on both days. Aircraft towed a banner with “Welcome” written on it. Also demonstrated ability to fly slowly above the runway, and “hook” the banner from the ground.
P. PA-28   9H-ABW  
Ce. C-172M   9H-ACL  
P. PA-28   N180LK  
Thruster T600N   9H-UMD  



Malta-based Participants – A.F.M.

This may not a complete list.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
BN-2B-26 A.F.M. AS9819 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Displayed on 22.09, possibly on 23.09 as well.
SA. Bulldog A.F.M. AS0021, AS0022, 0023 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Displayed on 22.09, possibly on 23.09 as well.
SA.316B A.F.M. AS9815 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Fly by on 23.09


        
 
10th edition, 28-29 September 2002




AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. ON DEP. ON NOTES
L. F-16BM R. Danish AF ET199 Esk.727 27 30  
L. F-16AM R. Danish AF E-199 Esk.727 27 ?  
D. Mirage F.1B French AF 33FX/509 EC3/33 27 30 Special colours
D. Mirage F.1B French AF 33FV/504 EC3/33 27 30 Special colours
D. Mirage F.1C French AF 33FR/77 EC3/33 27 30  
C-160 Transall French AF 61-ZF/R88   28 29 Stayed at Park 5.
AS.565MA Panther French Navy 511 36F 27 ? Display aircraft
Lynx HAS4 French Navy 801 34F 27 ? Display aircraft
Reims F-406 Douanes Francaises F-ZBCI/0070   27 30  
P. Tornado German AF 44+35 JBG31 27 30  
P. Tornado German AF 45+81 JBG34 27 30  
McD F-4F German AF 37+43 JG72 27 30 Display aircraft
McD F-4F German AF 38+37 JG72 27 30  
Mig29 German AF 29+20 JG73 27 30 Display aircraft, special colours.
Mig29 German AF 29+07 JG73 27 30  
C-160D Transall German AF 50+10 LTG 62 27 30  
C-160D Transall German AF 50+89 LTG 62 27 30 Arr. on 11.11.02 to pick up Mig-29 fuel tank.
P. Tornado German Marine 45+37 MFG2 26 30 Display aircraft
P. Tornado German Marine 43+55 MFG2 26 30 ”I start like a KC135, but I fly like an EAGLE” nose art.
ATR 42-00MP Guardia Costiera MM62710/10-01   27 30  
ATR 42-400MP Guardia di Finanzia MM62165/GF-13   27 30  
AB.412HP Guardia di Finanzia MM81442/GF-205   27 30  
AB.212 Italian Army MM81122/EI-406   27 30  
Dornier 228-212 Italian Army MM62156/EI-101 28 Gruppo 27 30  
S. SH-3D Italian Navy MM5026N/6-25 3. Gruppo 27 30  
S. SH-3D/H Italian Navy MM81116/6-31 3. Gruppo 27 30  
A. MB.339 Italian AF MM54504/61-52 61 Stormo/212 Gruppo 27 30  
P. 180AM Avanti Italian AF MM62199 14 Stormo/71 Gruppo 27 30  
S. HH-3F Italian AF MM80992/15-23 15 Stormo/82 Gruppo 27 ? Stayed at Park 5.
P. P680 Observer Italian Police PS-OB3   27 30  
B. E-3A NATO LXN/90449   27 30  
Fokker 60 K.L.U. U03 334 25 30  
L. F-16AM K.L.U. J207 312 25 30  
L. F-16AM K.L.U. J016 312 25 30 Display Aircraft. Carried VODAFONE logo on fin and wings.
D Falcon 20 R. Norwegian AF 0125 717 27 30  
CN235M-100 Spanish AF T19B19 35 27 01/10 Brought Patrulla Papea Parachute Team.
C.295 Spanish AF T.2103/3541 35 ? ?  
EE Canberra PR.9 Royal AF XH131 39 (1 PRU) 27 ?  
BAe Jaguar T.2A Royal AF XX139/PT 16 27 30 No Squadron markings.
BAe Jaguar T.2A Royal AF XX846/PV 16 27 30  
BAe Jaguar GR.3 Royal AF XZ115/PD 16 26 30 Display aircraft.
BAe Jaguar GR.3 Royal AF XX776/PE 16 26 30  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD408/37 20 27 30 Display aircraft.
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD327/08 20 27 30  
BAe Harrier T.10 Royal AF XH663/111 20 27 30  
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX233 XX237 XX253 XX260 XX264 XX266 XX268 XX292 XX294 XX306 XX308 Red Arrows 27 30  
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX162   27 30 ”RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine” titles.
L. C-130 C.3 Royal AF XV221   27 ? Red Arrows technical support.
L. C-130 C.4 Royal AF ZH868   27 ? LTW
BAe 146 CC.1 Royal AF ZE700 32 26 ? Stayed at Park 5. BBMF Spitfire technical support. Spitfire didn’t participate.
BAe Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZE889/XI 56 27 ?  
BAe Tornado GR.4A Royal AF ZA395/N II (AC)* 27 30 *AC –Army Cooperation.
BAe Tornado GR.4A Royal AF ZA371/C II (AC)* 27 30 90th anniversary markings on fin.
W. Merlin HC.3 Royal AF ZJ131/P 28 27 30  
W. Merlin HC.3 Royal Navy ZH851/R267 814 ? ?  
W. Sea King HAS.6 Royal Navy XV674/L015 800 25 01/10 From HMS Ark Royal.
BAe Sea Harrier FS.2 Royal Navy ZD610/R126 800 25 01/10 From HMS Ark Royal.
BAe Sea Harrier FS.2 Royal Navy ZD408/37 800 NAS ? ? From HMS Ark Royal.
BAe Sea Harrier FS.2 Royal Navy ZD579/R128 800 NAS 25 01/10 From HMS Ark Royal, display aircraft.
HP Jetstream Royal Navy XX476/CU561 750 27 30 Three-bladed prop as opposed to the four-bladed units on other aircraft. Engine installation also different.
HP Jetstream Royal Navy XX484/CU 566 750 27 30  
HP Jetstream Royal Navy XX486/CU569 750 27 30 Display aircraft. Performed with XX488.
HP Jetstream Royal Navy XX488/CU562 750 27 30 Display aircraft. Performed with XX486.
HP Jetstream Royal Navy ZE438/76 Heron Flight 27 30  
McD F15C US AF 840027/LN 493rdFS/48thOG/3rdAF 26 01/10 Carried two Iraqi “kill” flags.
McD F15C US AF 860163/LN 492ndFS/48thOG/3rdAF 26 01/10  
McD F15E US AF 980131/LN 492ndFS/48thOG/3rdAF 26 01/10  
McD F15E US AF 960202/LN 492ndFS/48thOG/3rdAF 26 01/10  
L. F-16 US AF 892016/AV 555thFS/31stOG/16thAF 27 01/10 Carried “Spirit of 911” nose art.
L. F-16 US AF 892137/AV   27 01/10  
B. KC-135R US AF 572605/D 351ARS/100 Air Refuelling Wing. 27 01/10 Arrived in formation with 2 Danish AF F-16s.
Beech UC-12M US Navy 163836/7C USN Mildenhall 27 ?  
L. P-3C Orion US Navy 158932/LF VP16 27 29  



Foreign Participants - Civil



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. ON DEP. ON NOTES
A.318 Airbus Industries FWWIB 27 30 Prototype aircraft, first visit.
Canadair CL415 Protezione Civile I-DPCX/19 27 29 Waterbombing demonstration each day, departing after Sunday’s demonstration.
Semme motorised glider   D-KGAG 27 ?  



Malta-based Participants – Civil



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
P. Cherokee Bee Gee Aviation Services 9H-ABW Static display.
Cessna Skyhawk Paradise Island Air Services Ltd. 9H-ACL Static display.
Socata Trinidad   N123XX Static display.
F. SA227 Metro   N3804W Static display. To be registered in Malta.
Thruster T600N   9H-UMD Static display.
Ferrari Tucano Island Microlight Club 9H-UME Static display.
Flylab Tucano Island Microlight Club 9H-UMF Static display.



Malta-based Participants – A.F.M.



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQUADRON NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81207 Italian Military Mission  
AB.212 Italian AF MM81208 Italian Military Mission  
AB.47G2 Air Squadron, AFM AS7201 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static display.
BN Islander Air Squadron, AFM AS9516 Air Sqdn 2 Regt  
BN Islander Air Squadron, AFM AS9819 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static display.
SA.316B Air Squadron, AFM AS9211 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying demo with AS9315.
SA.316B Air Squadron, AFM AS9315 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying display with AS9211.
SA.316O Air Squadron, AFM AS9617 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static display.
SA Bulldog Air Squadron, AFM AS0020 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static display.
SA Bulldog Air Squadron, AFM AS0021 Air Sqdn 2 Regt  
SA Bulldog Air Squadron, AFM AS0022 Air Sqdn 2 Regt  
SA Bulldog Air Squadron, AFM AS0023 Air Sqdn 2 Regt  


        
 
11th edition, 27-28 September 2003




AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. ON DEP. ON NOTES
Embraer ERJ-135LR Belgian AF CE-02 21 Sm/5 Wing 26 29 Made a formation flypast w/F-16s on runway 24 after departure from runway 14 on Monday.
L. F-16 Belgian AF FA-114 31 Sm/ 10 Wg 26 29  
L. F-16 Belgian AF FA-136 Sm/ 10 Wg 26 29  
Reims/Ce. 406 French Customs F-BZCE   26 29  
D. Mirage 2000 French AF 9/5-OJ EC02/005 25 29 Mirages & Jaguars made a five aircraft formation flypast over runway 24 on Monday.
D. Mirage 2000 French AF 21/5-OZ EC3/33 25 29  
S. Jaguar E French AF 7-HZ/E37 EC01/007 26 29 Special “Tiger” colours. Tiger Meet participant?
S. Jaguar E French AF 7-HY/E35 EC01/007 26 29 Mirages & Jaguars made a five aircraft formation flypast over runway 24 on Monday.
S. Jaguar E French AF 7-HW/E32 EC01/007 26 29  
TBM 700 French AF 117/XN E 00/044 26 29  
C-160D Transall German AF 50+92 LTG 61 26 29 Practice display on 26,
McD F-4F German AF 38+50   26 29 Display aircraft.
McD F-4F German AF 37+96   26 29 Special coloured fin.
P. Tornado IDS German AF 44+21 JBG 31 25 29  
P. Tornado IDS German AF 44+71 JBG 31 25 29  
B. Atlantic German Marine 61+15 MFG 3 26 29  
P. Tornado German Marine 46+20 MFG-2   29 Special colours, with “90 Jahre Marineflieger” on fin.
P. Tornado German Marine 45+30 MFG-2   29 Special colours
P. Tornado German Marine 46+41 MFG-2   29  
AB.412HP Guardia Costiera MM81508/GF-220   26 29  
ATR 42 400MP Guardia di Finanzia MM62165/GF-13 2 Gruppo 26 29  
A/E AMX-T Italian AF MM55029/32-50 32 Stormo 26 29  
Ae. MB-339A Italian AF MM54499/61-45 61 Stormo 26 29  
Ae. MB-339CD Italian AF MM55082 61 Stormo 26 29  
P.180AM Italian AF MM62162 14 Stormo/71 Gruppo 26 29  
P. Tornado IDS Italian AF MM7086/36-35 36 Stormo/156 Gruppo 26 29  
SF.260AM Italian AF MM54429/70-14 70 Stormo 26 29  
SF.260AM Italian AF MM54527/70-35 70 Stormo 26 29  
SF.260AM Italian AF MM55015/70-46 70 Stormo 26 29  
SF.260AM Italian AF MM55017/70-50 70 Stormo 26 29  
A.109EOA-1 Italian Army MM81238/EI-861 GSCdA - CCdA 26 29  
A.129A Mangusta Italian Army MM81423/EI-953 GSCdA - CCdA 26 29  
Dornier 228-212 Italian Army MM62158/EI-103 28 Gruppo 26 29  
S. SH-3D Italian Navy MM5025N/6-24 3. Gruppo 26 29  
S. SH-3D Italian Navy MM5026N/6-25 3. Gruppo 27 30  
AB.212 Italian Police PS-95 4 Reparto Volo 26 29/font>  
B. E-3A NATO LXN/90458 NAEWF 26 29  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD407/36 20 [R] 26 29  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD433/45 20 [R] 26 29  
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX201 208 [R]/ 4 FTS 26 29  
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX244 208 [R]/ 4 FTS 26 29 One Hawk developed technical problems. Both aircraft returned.
BAe Jaguar GR.3A Royal AF XX116/EO 6 26 29  
BAe Jaguar GR.3A Royal AF XX766/PE 16 [R] 26 29  
BAe Jaguar GR.3 Royal AF XZ115/PD 16 [R] 26 29  
BAe Jaguar T.4 Royal AF XX139/PT 16 [R] 26 29  
BAe Jaguar T.4 Royal AF XX835/FY 41 26 29  
BAe Jaguar T.4 Royal AF XX841/PQ 16 [R] 26 29  
BAe Jaguar T.4 Royal AF XX845/ET 6 26 29  
BAe Jaguar T.4 Royal AF XX846/PV 16 [R] 26 29  
BAe Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZD711/II 2 26 29  
BAe Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZG750/DY 31 26 29  
HS Nimrod MR.2 Royal AF XV245 Kinloss Maritime Wing 26 29  
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF143 1 FTS 26 29  
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF242 1 FTS 26 29  
B. B-52H US AF 61-0040/MT 23 BS - 5 BW 25 01/10  
B. KC-135R US AF 63-8884/D [mt] 351ARS/100 ARW   01/10 A/c departed on Wednesday to re-fuel B-52 on its direct flight to the US.
McD F-15C US AF 84-0010/LN 493FS/48FW 26 29 A/c made four approaches and overshoots (w/afterburner) before landing, to burn off excess fuel.
McD F-15C US AF 84-0019/LN   26 29 A/c made four approaches and overshoots (w/afterburner) before landing, to burn off excess fuel.
F. C-26D US Navy 910502 3 NAF 26 28 Arrived at approx. 20.30 on Friday, and departed late Sunday evening after airshow.



Foreign Participants - Civil

As with previous years, a large number of microlights also visited the airshow.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. ON DEP. ON NOTES
Canadair CL-415 Protezione Civile I-DPCX/19   27 29 Waterbombing demonstrations each day.
Cessna 172 Skyhawk   D-EGFM     29  
Schleicher K-8B   PH-455        
Asso VI Junior   I-6135   27 28  
Bingo! 503 Amphibian STOL   I-2753   27 28  
Flight Design CT   I-6153   27 28  
Hoffmann H-36 Dimona   D-KGOM   27 28  
Katana T9   I-STIL   27 28  
MXP-740 V Savannah STOL   I-4884   27 28  
Pioneer 200 T   F-6510   27 28  
Pioneer 300 L   I-6435   27 28  
Pioneer 300 S   I-6312   27 28  
Rebel   I-TOOT   27 28  
Rally 105 UL   I-6934   27 28  
Storm 300 Special   I-6642   27 28  
Storm RG   I-6667, I-7060   27 28  
Tecnam T92   I-5176, I-5313, I-5348, I-5433, I-5688, I-5762, I-6089, I-6430, I-6799, I-7070   27 28  
Tecnam P96   I-6306   27 28  
Tecnam 2000   I-6953   27 28  
V Whisky   I-5770   27 28  



Malta-based Participants - Civil



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Airbus A320-211 Air Malta 9H-ABP First time participation by Air Malta.
BAC 1-11-518FG Fast Aerospace 9L-LDL Towed from/to Safi on Friday/Monday
BAC Strikemaster Mk87 Fast Aerospace NZ6361/61 Towed from/to Safi on Friday/Monday
P. Cherokee Bee Gee Aviation Services 9H-ABW  
Cessna Skyhawk Paradise Island Air Services Ltd. 9H-ACL  
Denney Kitfox Mk. 3 Island Microlight Club 9H-UMH  
F. SA227 Metro   N3804W To be registered in Malta.
Ferrari Tucano Island Microlight Club 9H-UME  
Flylab Tucano Island Microlight Club 9H-UMF  
JetFox JF91 [Euroala Srl] Island Microlight Club 9H-UMG  
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II Falcon Aviation 9H-AEB  
Socata Trinidad   N123XX  
Tecnam P92-J Falcon Aviation 9H-ADU  
Thruster T600N   9H-UMD  



Malta-based Participants – A.F.M.



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81207 Italian Military Mission Flying demonstration.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81208 Italian Military Mission Static.
AB.47G2 AFM AS7201 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static at Park 4
BN Islander AFM AS9516 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Display.
BN Islander AFM AS9819 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static at Park 4.
SA.316B AFM AS9211 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying demo with AS9315.
SA.316B AFM AS9315 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying demo with AS9211.
SA.316B AFM AS9617 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static at Park 4
SA Bulldog AFM AS0021 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static at Park 4
SA Bulldog AFM AS0022 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Display.
SA Bulldog AFM AS0023 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Display.


        
 
12th edition, 24-25 September 2004




AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. ON DEP. ON NOTES
B/D Alpha Jet E Belgian AF AT-12 7 Sm - 1 Wg 24 27 Carried Greyish Lynx (?) head.
B/D Alpha Jet E Belgian AF AT-18 7 Sm - 1 Wg 24 27 Carried two-tone blue Lynx’s (?) head.
B/D Alpha Jet E French AF 314-LE/E169 EAC00.314 24 27  
B/D Alpha Jet E French AF 314-LO/E152 EAC00.314 24 27  
B/D Alpha Jet E French AF 314-UA/E103 EAC00.314 24 27 Displayed both days.
D. Mirage 2000N French AF 4-CL/375 EC03.004 24 27  
B/D Atlantic German Marine 61+10 MFG 3 24 27  
C-160D German AF 50+87 LTG 62 28 29 Technical support for Tornado 45+30
P. Tornado German Marine 45+30 MFG-2 22 29 Special colours, with “90 Jahre Marineflieger” on fin.
P. Tornado German Marine 45+41 MFG-2 22 27  
P. Tornado German Marine 45+43 MFG-2 22 27  
P. Tornado German Marine 45+49 MFG-2 22 27  
A.109A-2 Guardia di Finanzia MM81389/GF140 Raggruppamento 24 27  
AB.412HP Guardia di Finanzia MM81507/GF-219   24 27  
ATR 42-400MP Guardia di Finanzia MM62166/GF14 2 Gruppo EM 24 27  
Ae. G.222 TCM Italian AF MM62152/RS-45 311 Gruppo RSV 24 27 Displayed both days, parked at yard 3.
Ae. MB.339CD Italian AF MM55078/RS-29 311 Gruppo RSV 24 27 Displayed both days, parked at yard 3.
Ae. MB.339A Italian AF MM84485/0, MM54500/1, MM54480/1, MM54475/3, MM54486/4, MM55052/6, MM54542/7, MM54473/8, MM54477/9, MM554505/10 Frecce Tricolori 24 27 Displayed both days, parked at yard 3. MM84485/0 back up aircraft.
A/E AMX Italian AF CSX7158/RS-12   24 27 Displayed both days, parked at yard 3. Carried ’50 RSV’ markings.
A/E AMX Italian AF MM7180/32-20 32 Stormo 13 Gruppo 24 27 Static. Carried 30,000 ore (30,000 hours) titles on fin. Also black eagle outlined in yellow.
A/E AMX Italian AF MM7155/32-05 32 Stormo 13 Gruppo 24 27 Static.
L. C-130J Italian AF MM82185/46-50 46 BA - 50 Gruppo 23 23 Technical support, Frecce Tricolori.
L. C-130J-30 Italian AF MM82191/46-57 46 BA - 50 Gruppo 27 27  
L. F-16 Italian AF MM7266 37 Stormo 18 Gruppo 24 27 Also carried US serial 79-0412.
P. Tornado Italian AF MM7075/36-53 32 Stormo 13 Gruppo 24 27  
P. Tornado Italian AF MM7050/36-34 36 Stormo 156 Gruppo 24 27  
P. Tornado Italian AF MM7057/36-54 311 Gruppo RSV 24 27 Displayed both days.
P. 180AM Avanti Italian AF MM62205 14 Stormo 71 Gruppo 24 27  
S. SH-3D/H Italian Navy MM81116/6-31 3 Grupelico 24 27  
S. SH-3D Italian Navy MM5021/6-20 3 Grupelico 24 27  
AB.212 Italian Police PS-105 5 RV Reggio – Ca 24 27  
Fokker 60 UTA-N R. Netherlands AF U-01 334 23 23 Technical support aircraft for display F-16.
Fokker 60 UTA-N R. Netherlands AF U-01 334 27 27 Technical support aircraft for display F-16.
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-016 323 23 27 Display a/c.
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-055 322 23 27  
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-068 322 24 27  
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-515 322 24 27  
P. PC-7 R. Netherlands AF L-04 131 EMVO 24 26  
P. PC-7 R. Netherlands AF L-11 131 EMVO 24 26 Carried ‘PC-7 Solo Display’, display both days.
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD380/28 20 24 27  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD407/36 20 24 27 Black fin, w/grey eagle and ‘XX’, displayed both days.
BAe Harrier T.10 Royal AF ZH565/104 20 24 27 Static.
B/V Chinook HC.2 Royal AF ZA704 18 24 27 Displayed both days. Remained at park 5 for the duration of the show.
B/V Chinook Royal AF ZH895 18 24 27 Static. Left in formation w/ZA704 on Monday.
P. Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZA543/FO 12 24 27 Static. One of the crew was an Australian.
P. Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZD719/BS 14 24 27 Static.
HP Jetstream T.2 Royal Navy XX488 750 24 27 Static, all three a/c were stationed at Park 7, next to the Air Squadron. Back-up a/c?
HP Jetstream T.2 Royal Navy XX481/560 750 24 27 Displayed both days with ZA111.
HP Jetstream T.2 Royal Navy ZA111/565 750 24 27 Displayed both days with XX481.
L. C-130T US Navy 165349/JW VR-62 25 26 Brought support equipment for airshow. Went u/s.
L. C-130T US Navy 165350/RU VR-55 30 30 Retrieved airshow equipment. Grey colours.
F. C-26D US Navy 900530 NAF Sigonella 26 26 Technical support for C-130 165349/JW.



Civil participants – Overseas participants



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. ON DEP. ON NOTES
Ca. CL-415 Protezione Civile I-DPCF/23 24 27 Displayed both days.
P. Cherokee Archer   I-ELSE 24 27  
P. Cherokee 180   I-SABY 24 27  



Malta-based Participants



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Ce. 172M Skyhawk Paradise Island Air Services Ltd. 9H-ACL  
Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying 9H-ADW  
Diamond Star Malta School of Flying OE-DJB  
F. Metro European 2000 Airlines N3084W Re-registered 9H-AEU July 2005.
P. Cherokee Bee Gee Aviation Services 9H-ABW  
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II Falcon Aviation 9H-AEB  
Rockwell Commander 112B   N629CC  
Tecnam 92J Falcon Aviation 9H-ACU  



Malta-based Participants — Microlights



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Thruster T.600 Sprint Island Microlight Club 9H-UMD  
Flylab Tucano SRL Island Microlight Club 9H-UMF  
JetFox JF91 Island Microlight Club 9H-UMG  
Denney Kitfox Mk. 3 Island Microlight Club 9H-UMH  



Armed Forces of Malta



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81158/9-11 9Stormo/Italian Military Mission Static.
B. 47G-2 A.F.M. AS7201 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81208 Italian Military Mission Display.
BN Islander A.F.M. AS9819 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static.
SA Bulldog A.F.M. AS0020 Air Sqdn 2 Regt  
SA.316B A.F.M. AS9211 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying demo with AS9315, both days.
SA.316B A.F.M. AS9212 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying display.
SA.316 A.F.M. AS9315 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Flying demo with AS9211, both days.
SA.316B A.F.M. AS9618 Air Sqdn 2 Regt Static.
        
 
13th edition, 24-25 September 2005


Received the following from one of the crew of the Bf-108/Nord 1002.

Just been looking at your site, specifically the bit about the Bf108 that attended the air show this year. I was one of the three guys who flew the aircraft to Malta and back. Technically G-ETME is a Nord 1002, a French-built example of the Bf108, but as it built up of parts manufactured by the Germans during WWII we prefer to call it a Bf108 whenever we can!

As well as flying on both days of the show we also went up for a local flight on the evening of the 24th, and another local flight on the evening of the 26th (during which we beat up the site of the Aviation Museum at Ta' Qali). On both arrival and departure we performed some low passes up Grand Harbour. Sadly arriving a day later than planned meant we couldn't be 'bounced' by the Spit & Hurri!

Apparently local rumour had it that we didn't depart on Monday due to engine problems - not so - we were on the beer the night before and the weather on Monday morning wasn't exactly suitable for flying anyway. So Monday was a day to visit the museum and take a local resident up for a flight later in the day.

If you know anyone who got any good photos of the 108 in Malta (particularly beating up Grand Harbour on arrival/departure, and arriving at Luqa on the 23rd) we'd love to see them!

Regards

Damien Burke

Handmade by Machine Ltd.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
C-160 French AF 61-ZF/F88 ET 03.061 22 23 Support aircraft for Mirage 2000C’s.
C-160 French AF 61-ZJ/F92 ET 03.061 22 23 Support arcraft for Mirage 2000C’s.
C-160 French AF 64-CQ/F127 ET 01.064 26 27 Support aircraft for Mirage 2000C’s.
D. Mirage 2000C French AF 5-OZ/17 ET 02.005 23 26 Flying display.
D. Mirage 2000C French AF 5-OC/36 ET 02.005 23 26  
C-160D German AF 50+40 LTG 61 25 26 Arrived in the afternoon. Support aircraft for Dutch F-16 display team.
C-160D German AF 50+81 LTG 62 23 24 Support aircraft for Dutch F-16 display team.
B/D Atlantic German Marine 61+11 MFG 3 23 26  
McD F-4E Hellinic AF 68-506 337 23 26 First time participation from Greece.
A.109A-II Guardia di Finanzia MM81389/GF-140 Centro di Aviazione 23 26  
A.109A-II Polizia PS-45 9 RV 23 26  
AB.412HP Guardia di Finanzia MM81507/GF-219 Centro di Aviazione 23 26  
ATR 42-400MP Guardia di Finanzia MM62166/GF-14 2 Gruppo 23 26  
P. 166-DPI Guardia di Finanzia CSX25172/GF-02 1 Gruppo 23 26 Not in full Guardia livery.
P. 166-DL3 Italian AF MM25157 14 Stormo/71 Gruppo 23 26 aircraft carried “20,000 hours” titles on fuselage and underneath the wings, as well as sporting a shark’s mouth.
P. 180 Avanti Italian AF MM62199 14 Stormo/71 Gruppo 23 26 Low level beat up over runway 32 before landing.
S. SH-3D Italian Navy MM5021N/6-20 3 Grupelicot 23 26  
S. SH-3D/H Italian Navy MM81186/6-35 3 Grupelicot 23 26  
B. E-3 NATO 90443/LX-N NAEWF&CF 23 26  
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-021 312 22 26  
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-055 311 23 26 Special colours, flying display.
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-192 311 22 26  
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-642 311 23 26  
BAe Harrier GR.7 Royal AF ZD435/47 20 23 26  
BAe Harrier GR.7A Royal AF ZG472/62A 20 23 26 Flying display on the 24th.
BAe Harrier T.10 Royal AF ZH664/112 20 23 26 Flying display on the 25th.
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX185 208 23 26  
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX205 208 23 26 Special colours, including yellow nose. Displayed both days.
BAe Hawk T.1W Royal AF XX231 208 23 26 Royal Navy
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX309 208 23 26 Special colours, including yellow nose.
BAe Hawk T.1W Royal AF XX312 208 23 26  
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX325 208 23 26  
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX233, XX237, XX294, XX308 Red Arrows 23 26 A/c listed by mark and order of serial, landing sequence was different.
BAe HawkT.1A Royal AF XX227, XX253, XX260, XX264, XX266, XX306 Red Arrows 23 26 A/c listed by mark and order of serial, landing sequence was different. XX253 displayed on the 25th only, XX306 on the 24th, XX227 was back up aircraft.
BAe Hawk T.1W Royal AF XX179, XX292 Red Arrows 23 26 A/c listed by mark and order of serial, landing sequence was different.
S. Jaguar GR.3A Royal AF XZ103/FP   23 26 Flying display on the 25th. White fin with red Cross of Loraine, and “Jaguar Display 2005” titles. Went u/s on Monday morning, scheduled to depart on 03.10.
S. Jaguar GR.3A Royal AF XZ112/GW   23 26 Flying display on the 24th. Black fin with “Coltishall 65th anniversary” titles on fin.
L. C-130 C.4 Royal AF ZH866 LTW 23 29 Red Arrows technical support. Went u/s on Monday.
P. Tornado F.3 Royal AF ZG774/WK 56 23 26 Had “Faith” written in white block lettering on nose wheel doors. Flying display both days.
P. Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZA601/O 2 23 26  
P. Tornado GR.4A Royal AF ZE116/X 13 23 26  
R. B1-B US AF 86-109 7 BW 22 26 Direct flight from Dyress AFB, Texas. Carried ‘Spectre’ nose art.
R. B1-B US AF 86-133/DY 28 BS – 7 BW 22 30 Display. First time a US aircraft participated in the flying programme. Direct flight from Dyress AFB, Texas. Went u/s on Monday, departed on Friday for RAF Fairford. Carried ‘Old Crow Express III’ nose art.
F. C-26 US Navy 900530 NAF Sigonella 22 22 Support aircraft for B-1Bs. Again arr/dep on the 26.09.
S. SH-60B US Navy 162347/426 HSL-42 23 28 Made five flights from USS Hawes on Friday morning.



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Cessna T-303 Crusader Roche Bentley G-ROCH 21 29 Technical support for Spitfire/Hurricane.
Reims/Cessna F-406-0042 Douanes Francaises F-ZBCE/0042 23 26  
Ca. CL-415 Protezione Civile I-DPCF/23 23 26 Display, both days.
H. Hurricane Historic aircraft Collection G-HURI 22 29 First piston-engined warbird participation. First warbirds were 3x ex-Israeli AF A-4s seen during the 2001 show. Made five passes over Grand Harbour at 18.00, to Mdina for a photo sortie before coming in for a low-level beat up runway 24 and landing. Performed on both days. An additional flight on Sunday over War memorial, Floriana, with Red Arrows, as well as a flyby over Ta’ Qali on 28.09.
Me-108   G-EMTE/KG-EM 23 26 Displayed on both days. First piston-engined warbird participation. First warbirds were 3x ex-Israeli AF A-4s seen during the 2001 show.
S. Spitfire Historic aircraft Collection G-MKVB 22 29 First piston-engined warbird participation. First warbirds were 3x ex-Israeli AF A-4s seen during the 2001 show. Flying programme as for Hurricane above.



Malta-based participants – Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Ce. 152 Malta School of Flying 9H-AES  
Ce. 172M Skyhawk Paradise Island Air Services Ltd. 9H-ACL  
F. Metro European 2000 Airlines N715MQ To be registered in Malta.
Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying 9H-ADW
P. Seneca Falcon Aviation 9H-AEA  
P. Seneca Falcon Aviation 9H-AEB  
Tecnam 92J Falcon Aviation 9H-AEC  
Rockwell Commander 112B   N629CC  
Savanah   9H-UMJ In yellow primer, but sporting a shark’s mouth. Static display on Saturday only.



Malta-based participants – Air Squadron, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81207 Displayed both days. Attached to the Italian Military Mission.
B. 47G-2 2nd Regiment/AFM AS7201  
BN Islander 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9516  
SA Bulldog 2nd Regiment/AFM AS0020  
SA Bulldog 2nd Regiment/AFM AS0021 Displayed both days as a formation.
SA Bulldog 2nd Regiment/AFM AS0023 Displayed both days as a formation.
SA.316 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9211 Display.
SA.316 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9212 Display.
SA.316 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9315 Display.


        
 
14th edition, 23-24 September 2006


Regrettably, the much anticipated Croatian display Team, “Wings of Storm” cancelled on Friday morning, due to a lack of transport aircraft. Another cancellation were two Dutch F-16s, which were to be static exhibits.

All aircraft were stationed in Park 4, with the exception of the Netherlands Air Force F-60, which was located in Park 3.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
B/D Alpha Jet E French AF 314-LG/E120 EAC00.314 22 25 Static display.
B/D Alpha Jet E French AF 314-LM/E102 EAC00.314 22 25 Practice display on the 22nd. Displayed on the 24th.
B/D Alpha Jet E French AF 314-UK/E84 EAC00.314 22 25 Displayed on the 23rd.
Falcon 10 French Navy 143 57 22 25  
A.109 Guardia di Finanzia MM81388/G. di F./139 Centro di Aviazione 22 25  
AB.412 Guardia di Finanzia MM81443/GF-201 Centro di Aviazione 22 25  
Piaggio-166DL3 Guardia di Finanzia MM25189/GF-10 1st Gruppo 22 25  
AB.212 Police PS-95 4 Reparto Volo 22 25  
CN-235 Irish Air Corps 253 101 Maritime Squadron 22 25 Late evening arrival.
B. E-3 Sentry NATO 90452/LX-N NAEW & CF 22 25 Aircraft made an approach and overshoot, followed by an orbit on the approach to burn off excess fuel.
Fokker 60 R. Netherland AF U-02 334 21 25 Support aircraft.
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-055 306 21 25 Special colours. Displayed on both days.
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-647 306 21 25 Static.
CN-235 Spanish AF T-19B-08/35-26 Ala 35 22 25 Static.
Ga. Learjet Swiss AF T-781   See notes.   This aircraft came twice, on the 21st and the 25th, in each case departing after a few hours.
P. PC-7 Swiss AF A-906, A-909, A-916, A-917, A-919, A-922, A-923, A-932, A-933, A-934   21 25 Aircraft listed in order of serial number, not landing sequence. A-932 was a spare aircraft.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX284/CA 100 22 25 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX289/CO 100 22 25  
P. Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZD745 13 22 25 Devoid of unit markings. Confirmation of squadron from crew member.
P. Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZG791/137 13 22 25  
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF169 72 [R]/ 1 FTS 21 25 Displayed both days.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF448 1 FTS 21 25  
L. F-16CG US AF– Europe 89-2102/AV 510FS/31FW 22 25  
L. F-16CG US AF – Europe 90-0709/AV 510FS/31FW 22 25  



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Ca-415 Civil Protection I-DPCI/26 22   Performed low level pass before landing.
Evektor EV.97 Eurostar   I-6615 22 25  
P. P64B Oscar 200   I-BRIG 22 25  
Tecnam P92-JS   I-CISK 22 25  
Tecnam P92-S Echo   I-6603, I-6793, I-7105, I-7346, 22 25  
Tecnam p92 Super   I-6565 22 25 Contained mouse nose art. Performed a practice display with I-6603, I-7105 and I-7346.



Malta-based participants – Air Squadron, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81150 Static display.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81207 Flying display.
B.47G-2 2nd Regiment/AFM AS7201 Static display.
BN Islander 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9516 Static display
SA Alouette 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9211 Static and flying display.
SA Alouette 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9212 Flying display with AS9211. Also ended the air show on Saturday.
SA Bulldog 2nd Regiment/AFM AS0021 Practice displays on the 19th – 22nd.
SA Bulldog 2nd Regiment/AFM AS0023 As above.
SA Bulldog 2nd Regiment/AFM AS0124 Static Display.



Malta-based participants – Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Ce. 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-AEX Latest addition the Maltese civil register.
Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying 9H-ADW  
P. Seneca Falcon Aviation 9H-AEA  
P. Seneca Falcon Aviation 9H-AEB  
Rockwell Commander 112B   N629CC  
Storch   9H-UMK Static display on Saturday only.
Thuster T-600 Decollage Co. Ltd. 9H-UMC Static display on Saturday only.
X’Air   9H-UMN Static display on Saturday only.
        
 
14th edition, 22-23 September 2007


All aircraft were stationed in Park 4.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
Falcon 50 French Navy 7   21    
AB.412 Guardia Costieri MM81473/9-05   21    
PD.166DL3 Guardia Costieri MM25183/8-13   21    
AB.109 Guardia di Finanzia MM81467/Gf-144   21    
AB.412 Guardia di Finanzia MM81446/Gf-204   21    
ATR-42 Guardia di Finanzia MM62166/Gf-14   21    
PD.180 Guardia di Finanzia MM62248/Gf-18   21    
AB.212 Italian AF MM81145   21    
AB.212 Polizia MM81660/PS-103   21    
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-055   21 25 Special colours. Displayed on both days, with a practice display on Friday.
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-638   21 25 Static.
P. PC-7 R. Netherlands AF L-06   21 25 Static.
CN-235 Spanish AF T-19B-15/35-33 Ala 35 22 25 Static.
Casa 101 Spanish AF 74-11/E.25-56, 74-39/E.25-88        
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX339 208 21 24  
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX176 19 22 25  
B. KC-135R US AF 63-8041 434 ARW 20   Carried “Grissom” on the fin, and map of the stae of Indiana on the nose, with “Crossroads of America/Spirit of Indiana”.



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Ca-415 Civil Protection I-DPCH/25 22    
P. P64B Oscar 200   I-BRIG 22 25  
Tecnam P92-JS   I-CISK 22 25  
Tecnam P92-S Echo   I-6793, I-7105, I-7346, I-8773 22 25 Practice display on the 21st.
SA Bulldog   G-CDBS     Also had RAF serial XX707/4, c/n 356.



Malta-based participants – Air Squadron, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
BN Islander 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9516 Carried special 35th anniversary colours.
BN Islander 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9819 Static display.
SA Alouette 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9212 Carried special 35th anniversary colours.
SA Bulldog 2nd Regiment/AFM AS0021  



Malta-based participants – Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Ce. 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-ACL Flying display.
Ce. 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-AES  
Ce. 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-AEX  
Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying 9H-ADW  
P. Seneca Falcon Aviation 9H-AEA  
P. Seneca Falcon Aviation 9H-AEB  
Rockwell Commander 112B   N629CC  
Storch   9H-UMK Static display on Saturday only.
Thuster T-600 Decollage Co. Ltd. 9H-UMC Static display on Saturday only.
X’Air   9H-UMN Static display on Saturday only.


        
 
16th edition, 27-28 September 2008



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
BAe Harrier Royal AF ZD322/03A 1 26    
BAe Harrier Royal AF ZD376/24A 1 26    
BAe Harrier Royal AF ZD411/40A 1 26    
BAe Harrier Royal AF ZG508/79 1 26    
BAe Jetstream Royal Navy XX486/567   26    
BAe Jetstream Royal Navy ZA111/565   26    
BAe Typhoon Royal AF ZJ805/BD 29      
BAe Hawk Royal AF XX245 208 26    
BAe Hawk Royal AF XX201 208 26   Display a/c on the 28th.
BAe Hawk Royal AF XX179, XX227, XX233, XX237, XX253, XX264, XX292, XX294, XX306, XX308 Red Arrows      
S. Tucano Royal AF ZF264   25    
S. Tucano Royal AF ZF448   25    
Beechcraft 200 KingAir Royal AF ZK453/M   26   “Morpheus”
L. C-130 Swedish AF 843   26   Support a/c for the Red Arrows.
B. KC-135R USAFE 58-0036 100ARW      



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Ca-415 Civil Protection I-DPCF/23 26    
Beechcraft 350 KingAir   M-OORE      
Diamond DA 20-C1 Eclipse   N677DC     serial no. CO477
Diamond DA 40 Diamond Star   N693DS 26   serial no. 40.693
Diamond DA 42 Twin Star   I-DADC 26    
Hoffmann HK-36TTC115 Super Dimona   D-KAFC 26   c/n 36.805



Malta-based participants – Air Squadron, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF   Display.
BN Islander 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9819 Displayed on the 28th.
SA Alouette 2nd Regiment/AFM AS9212 Flying display. Carried Tiger head
SA Bulldog 2nd Regiment/AFM AS0022 Static Display.



Malta-based participants – Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Cessna 172M Malta School of Flying 9H-ACL Flying display.
Cessna 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-AEX  
Fly Synthesis Storch CL   9H-UMK Flying display.
Fly Synthesis Storch   9H-UMS w/floats.
X-air   9H-UMP  
X-air   9H-UMR  
Skyranger V-Fun   9H-UMN  


        
 
17th edition, 26-27 September 2009



AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
B/D Alpha Jet French AF 8-NP/E155        
B/D Alpha Jet French AF 8-MO/E68        
P. Tornado German AF 43+75     28  
Dornier 228 Pollution Control 57+01        
Fokker 50 R. Netherlands AF U-05   25   Performed a low-level beat-up prior to landing.
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-015       Display aircraft, special colours. Practice display on the 25th.
L. F-16 R. Netherlands AF J-642   25    
McD DC-10 R. Netherlands AF T-235     28 Aircraft arrived between Saturday/Sunday night.
HS Dominie Royal AF XS739/F 55   28  
BAe Harrier Royal AF ZG472/62 4 25    
BAe Harrier Royal AF ZG508/79 4 25    
P. Tornado Royal AF ZA604/068   25   No squadron markings.
P. Tornado Royal AF ZA747/095 9 25    
L. C-130J-30 USAFE 08-8602/RS 86th AW 25    
B. KC-135R USAFE 37979   25 28  
B. F-15 USAFE 84-019/LN   25 28  
B. F-15 USAFE 84-027/LN 493 FS 25 28  
Ga. C-20 Learjet USAFE 40112        
Si. MH-60S HSC-28 166322/41       USS Mount Whitney.
F. C-26 US Navy 531        



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
A. L-39 Breitling ES-YLR/0, ES-YLX/1, ES-YLS/2, ES-TLG/3, ES-YLI/4, ES-YLF/6, ES-YLP/7 25   Displayed both days.
Canadair CL-415 Civil Protection I-DPCC/27 25 28 Displayed both days.
Diamond DA 42 Twin Start   D-GDDD      
Pioneer 300 Hawk AlpiAviation I-7669, I-8548/1, T7-MFC/2, T7-MFB/3, T7-MPT/4      
Tecnam P92-JS   I-KRAM     c/n 030
Tecnam P2002-JF   T7-LEC     c/n 102
Tecnam P2002-JF   T7-RAZ     c/n 103



Malta-based participants – Air Squadron, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Casa 212-300 Air Wing/AFM AS0925 On lease to the AFM. Dropped parachutists as part of the display programme.
SA.316 Air Wing/AFM AS9211  
Islander Air Wing/AFM AS9819  
Bulldog Air Wing/AFM AS0022  
AB.212 Italian AF MM81164  
AB.212 Italian AF MM81145 display



Malta-based participants – Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying 9H-AES Flying display.
Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying 9H-AFV  
Cessna 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-ACL  
Ce. 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-AEX Flying display.
Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying 9H-ADW Flying display.
Diamond DA40D Diamond Flight Training (Malta) 9H-AGA  
Ga. Learjet 60 Eurojet Ltd 9H-AFJ Flying display only. Was not on static display, but departed from, and returned to, its parking slot on Park 1.
P. Seneca Falcon Aviation 9H-AEB  
Robinson R.44 Heli Tours Malta G-DCSE Gave a number of pleasure flights before and after the flying display programme, but was not a part of the static or flying display.
Tecnam P92J European Pilot Academy 9H-ADU  
Polaris Cross Country   9H-UMA Flying display.
ICP Savannah   9H-UMM Flying display.
Skyranger V-Fun   9H-UMN Flying display.
Raj Hamsa X-Air   9H-UMP Flying display.
Raj Hamsa X-Air   9H-UMR Static exhibit.
Raj Hamsa X-Air   9H-UMT Flying display.


        
 
18th edition, 25-26 September 2010

With the construction of a hangar for SR Technic on park 4, the organisers were forced to move the participating aircraft to parks 2 and 3.

As a result, the public (more accurately, the aviation enthusiasts) were able to photograph light aircraft normally out of reach of our cameras from outside the fence.

Weather-wise, the expected downpours didn’t materialise, and although there was some rain on Saturday morning, this gave way to long sunny periods with occasional cloud, but rather strong winds which prevented the Aviation Museum’s Tiger Moth from displaying. This (wind) had reduced substantially by Sunday.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
L. F-16 Belgian AF FA-110   24 27 BAF495. Refuelled from RNAF KC-10 off Gozo, then made a straight in approach for landing. Special colours. Display on Sunday only.
L. F-16 Belgian AF FA-131   24 27 BAF496. As above. Two-tone grey colours. Carried ventral fuel tank in the colours of F-16 FA-110. Display on Saturday only.
Alpha Jet Patrouille de France 9/F-UGFF, 0/F-TERK, F-TERH   24 27 Arrived in three different formations of 3, 4 and 4 aircraft. Practice display in the evening of the 24th. The third aircraft didn’t have a fin number.
Alpha Jet Patrouille de France 1/F-TERP, 3/F-TERE, 4/F-TERA, 2/F-TERR   24 27 Second formation of four aircraft.
Alpha Jet Patrouille de France 7/F-UHRF, 5/F-TERM, 8/F-TERQ, 6/F-TERI   24 27 Third formation.
C-160 French AF 64-GF/R206   24 24 Same day arrival/departure.
C-160 French AF 61-ZP/R98   24 27  
P. Tornado German AF 46+26   24 27  
B. KDC-10 R. Netherlands AF T-235   24 27 Refuelled two RNAF and 2 Belgian AF F-16 off Gozo.
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-015   24 27 Display aircraft. Refuelled over Gozo from KC-10. Displayed on Saturday only.
L. F-16AM R. Netherlands AF J-144   24 27 Refuelled over Gozo from KC-10. Displayed on Sunday only.
Bae Dominie Royal AF XS737/K 55 24 27 RFR7101
Bae Harrier GR.9 Royal AF ZG857/EB-Z 41 24 27 RFR7001
Bae Harrier GR.9 Royal AF ZG501/EB-Q 41 24 27 RFR7001
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX307 208 24 27 RFR7136A
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX201 4 FTS 24 27 RFR7136B. Special “Union Jack” colours, displayed both days.
P. Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZA611/EB-L 41 24 27 RFR7001. Arrived in formation with Harriers.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF317/QJ-F   24 27 RFR7121. “Battle of Britain” camouflage.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF171/LZ-R   24 27 RFR7121
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF169   24 27 RFR7121. ‘Makesi’. All-b lack colours.
B. KC-135R US AF 10306 100ARW 24 27 Quid 98
Gu. C-20 US AF 30500   24 27 Catbird 1
G. C-21 US AF 40087   24 27 Valor 21
F. C-26 US Navy 910502   24 27 Navy 531.
F. C-26 US Navy 900528   25 27 Medex 528.
L. P-3C US Navy 158927/LF   26 27 Overall grey colours, with large star & bar, and underwing hardpoints.



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Canadair CL-415 Civil Protection I-DPCF/23 24 27 Displayed both days.
Diamond DA42   OE-FCC      
Fly Synthesis Texan WeFly Team I-7736/1, I-8382/3, I-8942/4 24 27 Early morning arrival, with practice display in the afternoon. Displayed both days.
Fly Synthesis Texan WeFly Team I-7877 24 27 All-white, remained on the ground. Back-up aircraft?
G. Learjet Jet I.C.U. N70LJ     Static display on Sunday.



Malta-based participants – Air Wing, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81154 Static % flying display.
BN Islander Air Wing/AFM AS9819 Static display. Now converted to turbine power, and in new two-tone grey colours and revised national roundel with a reduced red outer circle.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9211 Static display on the 25th. After aerial display (with AS9215) landed at Park 7. Later brought the air show to an end by making a low slow flypast carrying the Maltese flag.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9215 Flying display with AS9211. Afterwards landed and took up static spot previously occupied by AS9211 in Park 3. .
SA Bulldog Air Wing/AFM AS0023 Static display.



Malta-based participants – Civil


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying 9H-AES  
Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying 9H-AFV  
Ce. 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-AEX  
Cessna 172M Malta School of Flying 9H-ACL  
Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying 9H-ADW  
DH Tiger Moth Malta Aviation Museum Foundation 9H-RAF Transported from the Malta Aviation Museum at Ta’ Qali to Lufthansa Technik hangar at MIA on the 22nd. Late evening brief flight on the 23rd. Another flight on the 24th. Display on Sunday only, due to strong winds on Saturday.
Diamond DA 40D Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd. 9H-AGA  
Diamond DA 20C-1 Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd. 9H-AGB Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.
P. PA-34 Seneca European Pilot Academy 9H-AEB  
Tecnam P92E Island Microlight Club 9H-UZZ Static exhibit.
Tecnam P2002JF Sky People Malta 9H-SKY  



Malta-based participants – Civil/ Microlights

The following aircraft opened the air show on Sunday by performing a few passes along runway 31. After landing, they proceeded to Park 2, where they remained on static display for the duration of the show.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Eurostar EV-97   9H-UEB  
ICP Savannah   9H-UML  
ICP Savannah   9H-UMM  
Fly Synthesis Storch S   9H-UMS  
Raj Hamsa X-Air   9H-UMP  
Raj Hamsa X-Air   9H-UMR  
Raj Hamsa X-Air   9H-UMT  
Raj Hamsa X-Air 9H-UNB  
Skyranger V-Fun   9H-UMN  

Malta-based participants – Non-airshow

The following aircraft weren’t part of the airshow static display, but could still be viewed by the general public as they entered Park 3.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Beechcraft 95 Baron   N55AE  
Cessna 421   (5A-DBM) Fin missing.
Ikarus C42   9H-UNA  
P. PA-34 Seneca   (9H-AEA) All white, without visible reg.
Piper PA-28-161 European Pilot Academy 9H-AEZ  
Vulcaniar P68   S5-CER  
        
 

19th edition, 24-25 September 2011

This years’ edition saw a number of interesting participants. From Poland, a Navy M-28 maritime patrol aircraft, whilst from the UK, the RAF’s Battle of Britain Historic Flight’s DC-3.

And for the first time, aircraft from Libya. An An-26 and BAE 146 brought VIP’s. One of the two Mirage F.1 fighters that had defected in February was towed over to Park 2, where on Sunday, the green disc insignia was replaced by the roundel carrying the new Libyan national colours.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
Ga. Learjet 45 Irish Air Corps 258   24 26 c/s IRL258
A.109 Guardia di Finanzia MM81703   23 26 c/s I-1750.
AW.139 Guardia di Finanzia MM81750/GF-402   23 26 c/s I-1740.
L. C-130J Italian AF MM62196   22 22 c/s I-2186, Frecce Tricolore technical support. Same day arrival/departure.
L. C-130J Italian AF MM62182/46-47   26 26 c/s I-2185, Frecce Tricolore technical support. Same day arrival/departure.
MB339A x11 Italian AF MM54551/1, MM54480/2, MM54482/3, MM54534/4, MM54475/5, MM54505/6, MM55052/7, MM54485/8, MM54518/9, MM54479/10, MM54500/0 22 26 I-4480. Practice display on the 23rd.  
D. Mirage F.1 Libyan AF 502       See introduction.
M-28 Polish Navy 1118   23 26 c/s PNY501.
PC-7 Swiss AF A-912, A-914, A-915, A-916, A-922, A-924, A-925, A-926, A-929, A-937   22 26 Practice display on the 23rd
Beech 1900C Swiss AF T-729   22 22 PC-7 tech support, same day arrival/departure. Again arrived/departed on the 26th.
Bae Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX244   23 26 Carried RAF Valley 70th anniversary markings.
Bae Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX245   23 26 Carried RAF Valley 70th anniversary markings.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX346/CH 100 23 26 c/s RFR7054/5.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX321/321 208 23 26  
BAe Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZA410/016 31 22 26 c/s RFR7163/4/5. Carried ‘XV’ on fin, 31 sqdn badge on nose. Displayed w/ZD812/104.
BAe Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZG750/128 31 22 26 Wasn’t equipped with in-flight refueling probe.
BAe Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZD812/104   22 26 No squadron markings. Displayed w/ZA410/016.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF240/240   23 26  
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF244/244   23 26  
DC-3 Royal AF/BBMF ZA947   23 29 c/s RFR7003. Flying display. Also performed a flyby over the Malta Aviation Museum hangar at Ta’ Qali in the evening of the 27th.
L. C-130J-30 USAFE 07-8608/RS   23 26 c/s Herky 95
Ga. C-21A USAFE 84-0083   23 26 c/s Valor 62
F. C-26D US Navy 910502   23 26 c/s CNV6621.
L. P-3C US Navy 158929/LA   24 26 c/s VVLN451
Si. MH60S US Navy 165778/br-53 HSC-28 23   c/s Ghostrider 53. USS Mount Whitney.



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
An-26 Libyan Air Cargo 5A-DOA 25 26 Also carried number ‘8207’ and ‘Wadi Jaref’ on the lower part of nose.
BAe 146 Air Libya 5A-DLQ 25 26  
Beech King Air 350   OO-OCA 23 25  
P. Cherokee   G-VFAS      
Tecnam P2006T   I-TWTE     Display.



Malta-based participants – Air Wing, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81154 Static.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81148 Display on the 24th.
BN Islander Air Wing/AFM AS9819 Static display.
Beech 200 Air Wing/AFM AS1126 Display.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9211 Displayed with AS9212.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9212 Displayed with AS9211.
SA Bulldog Air Wing/AFM AS0023 Static display.



Malta-based participants – Civil


IDENTITY AIRCRAFT OPERATOR NOTES
(5A-DBM) Cessna 421   Fin missing. Not a participant as such, but could be easily photographed by the public.
9H-ACL Cessna 172M Malta School of Flying  
9H-ADW Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying  
(9H-AEA) P. PA-34 Seneca   All white. Carried MCAST (Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology) titles on port side, to whom the aircraft is scheduled to be donated to. Registration on starboard side.
9H-AEB P. PA-34 Seneca European Pilot Academy  
9H-AES Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying  
9H-AEX Ce. 172 Malta School of Flying  
9H-AEZ Piper PA-28-161 European Pilot Academy  
9H-AFJ Ga. Learjet Eurojet Ltd. Flying display only, returned to its parking slot in Park 1.
9H-AFV Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying  
9H-AGA Diamond DA 40D Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-AGB Diamond DA20-C1 Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-EPA Tecnam P2002-JS European Pilot Academy  
9H-DFT Diamond DA42 Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-PPL Tecnam P2002-JF European Pilot Academy  
9H-RAF DH Tiger Moth Malta Aviation Museum Foundation Carries serial number DE730.
9H-SKY Tecnam P2002-JF Sky People Malta  
9H-UEB Eurostar EV-97 Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMF Flylab Tucano SRL Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMG Jet Fox JF91 Aero Club Malta  
9H-UMI Jora SPOL Aero Club Malta  
9H-UMJ Savannah Aero Club Malta  
9H-UMK Storch CL Island Microlight Club  
9H-UML ICP Savannah Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMN Skyranger V-Fun Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMP Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMR Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMS Fly Synthesis Storch S Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMT Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UNA Ikarus C42 Aero Club Malta  
9H-UNB Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UZZ Tecnam P92E Island Microlight Club Static exhibit.
N55AE Beech 95-C55   Based in Malta.
N141WR P. PA-34-200T Seneca    
N73318 Ce. 172M   Based in Malta.
        
 

20th edition, 29-30 September 2012


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
Agusta A109A Guardia di Finanza MM81707/ GF-318   28 01/10 c/s I-1707
Piaggio P166DP1 Guardia di Finanza MM62267/ GF-10   28 01/10 c/s I-2267.
B. CH-47C Chinook Libyan Air Force LC-010   28 01/10 c/s LAF010, flying display on the 30th.
B. E-3A Sentry NAEW & CF, NATO LX-N90448   28 01/10 c/s NATO 04.
Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules Qatar Emiri AF 211/(A7-)MAH Transport Wing 28 01/10 c/s Dema 121.
B. 200 King Air Royal AF ZK452/L 45(R) 28 01/10 c/s RFR 7090, flying display on both days.
B. 200 King Air Royal AF ZK453/M 45(R) 28 01/10 c/s RFR7089.
B. B300 Avenger T.1 Royal Navy ZZ501 750 28 01/10 c/s Navy 806.
B. C-17A Globemaster III Royal AF ZZ178 99 01/10 01/10 c/s Ascot 6860, support aircraft. Same day arrival/departure.
BAe.125 CC.3 Royal Air Force ZD703 32(R) 28 01/10 Brought VIP/s for the airshow.
BAe Hawk T.1 Royal Air Force XX156 208(R) 28 01/10 c/s RFR7111.
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal Air Force XX230 208(R) 28 01/10 Special colour scheme. c/s RFR7111. Aircraft suffered hydraulic problems. Moved to AFM hangar. Test flight on 06.11.
BAe Hawk T.1A Royal Air Force XX278 208(R) 28 01/10 Special colour scheme. c/s RFR7111, flying display on both days.
EE Canberra T.4   WT483 39     Aircraft normally on static display near airports’ control tower.
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 Royal Air Force ZJ920/QO-A 3 28 01/10 c/s RFR7001.
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 Royal Air Force ZJ936/QO-C 3 28 01/10 Special markings. c/s RFR7001.
L. C-130J Hercules C.5 Royal AF ZH881 24/30 26 27 C/s Ascot 6752. Red Arrows support aircraft. Red Arrows didn’t show up due to an oxygen-related problems.
Panavia Tornado GR.4A Royal AF ZA395/009 31 28 01/10 c/s RFR7068.
Panavia Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZD842/105 15(R) 28 05/10 c/s RFR 7069. Late departure due to technical problems.
Shorts Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF143 1 FTS 28 04/10 Late departure due to aircraft technical problems.
Shorts Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF269 1 FTS 28 01/10 Flying display on both days.
Shorts Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF374 1 FTS 28 01/10  
Fairchild/Swearingen C-26D Metroliner United States Navy 900531 Naples AOD 28 01/10 c/s Convoy 6001



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Extra 200   D-ELOP 26/09   Aircraft brought over by Diamond Aviation for a month. Practice display on Fri, displayed both days.
Vickers/Supermarine Spitfire IX   G-ASJV/MH434/ZD-B 26/09 01/10 Flew over Grand Harbour on the 28th, displayed both days, including a flypast with Air Malta A. 320 9H-AEN on Sunday.



Malta-based participants – Air Wing, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212AM Italian AF MM81159/50 Static display only.
AB.212ICO Italian AF MM81216 Flying display on both days.
Beech 200 Super King Air MPA Air Wing/AFM AS1126 Displayed on Saturday.
Beech 200 Super King Air MPA Air Wing/AFM AS1127 Sunday display only.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9211 Displayed on both days.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9315  
SA Bulldog Air Wing/AFM AS0021 Static display.



Malta-based participants – Civil


IDENTITY AIRCRAFT OPERATOR NOTES
9H-AEN A. 320 Air Malta Arr on 29/9 from respray in new colours, c/s KM070, first to wear new livery. Participated in static & flying displays on both days. Flew in formation with Spitfire on Sun as compensation for Red Arrows failing to arrive.
9H-ACL Cessna 172M Malta School of Flying  
9H-ADW Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying  
9H-AES Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying  
9H-AEY Dash 8-300 Med-Avia  
9H-AEZ Piper PA-28-161 European Pilot Academy  
9H-AFJ Ga. Learjet Eurojet Ltd. Flying display only, returned to its parking slot in Park 1.
9H-FLY PA-28-161 Warrior II    
9H-AGA Diamond DA 40D Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-AGB Diamond DA20-C1 Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-EPA Tecnam P2002-JS European Pilot Academy  
9H-DFT Diamond DA42 Twin Star Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-PAT Tecnam P2006    
9H-PPL Tecnam P2002-JF European Pilot Academy  
9H-SKY Tecnam P2002-JF Sky People Malta  
9H-UCM TL2000 Sting Carbon Aero Club Malta Static display on Saturday only.
9H-UDJ Apollo Delta Jet 2 Island Microlight Club.  
9H-UMF Flylab Tucano SRL Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMI Sky Cruisers Jora Aero Club Malta  
9H-UMJ ICP MXP-740 Savannah Aero Club Malta Static display on Saturday only.
9H-UMK Fly Synthesis Storch CL Island Microlight Club  
9H-UML ICP MXP-740 Savannah Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMN Skyranger V-Fun Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMP Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMR Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMT Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UZZ Tecnam P92E Island Microlight Club Static exhibit.
9H-ZAR Schweizer 269C-1 Polaris Marine Services Static display on Saturday only.
I-3951 Tecnam P92 Echo   Registration under the wing only. To be re-registered as 9H-ROD.
        
 

21st edition, 28-29 September 2013

Of the 26 military participants, 22 were provided by the Royal AF, 11 being the Hawks of the Red Arrows.

From an enthusiast’s viewpoint, the only new aircraft was the German Navy’s P-3 Orion aircraft acquired from the Netherlands. The other three aircraft, E-3, Polish Byrza and Qatari C-130 had all attended the airshow in previous years.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
L. P-3C German Marine 60+01   27 30 Static display only. First four-engined German military aircraft. Carried special “100 Jahre Marineflieger” markings.
B. E-3A NATO LX-N/90452   27 30 Static display.
PZL M-28B Bryza 1 Polish Navy 1118   27 30/font> Static.
L. C-130J-30 Qatar Emiri AF 211   27 30 Civil reg A7-MAH. Static display, open to the public.
B. 200 King Air Royal AF ZK455/O 45(R) 27 30/font> Static display.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX199 208(R) 27 30 Static.
Bae Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX230 208(R) 27 30 Static.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX219 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX227 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX245 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX263 Red Arrows 27 30 Spare aircraft.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX264 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1W Royal AF XX310 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX311 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX319 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX322 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1A Royal AF XX323 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
Bae Hawk T.1 Royal AF XX325 Red Arrows 27 30 Displayed both days.
BAe Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZA410/016 15(R) 27   Aircraft lost rear part of port drop tank during run-in and break prior to landing, resulting in some damage to elevator leading edge. Still in Malta as of 11.10.13, for repairs.
BAe Tornado GR.4 Royal AF ZD895/115 9 27 30  
Bae Typhoon Royal AF ZK300/DG 11 27 30 Static.
Bae Typhoon Royal AF ZK309/QO-P 3 27 30  
L. C-130J-30 C.4 Royal AF ZH848   27 27 Red Arrows support a/c, same day arrival/departure.
L. C-130J-30 C.4 Royal AF ZH869   30 30 Red Arrows support a/c, same day arrival/departure. C/S Ascot 5608.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF239/RA-F CFS 26 30 In WWII desert camouflage. Flying display on both days.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF339 CFS 26 30 Carried “Central Flying School 100 Years of Excellence”.



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Alpi Pioneer 300 Hawk Pioneer Team I-A781 28 29 Static.
Alpi Pioneer 330 Pioneer Team I-A688/1 28 29 Displayed on both days.
Alpi Pioneer 300 Pioneer Team I-A596/2 28 29 Displayed on both days.
Alpi Pioneer 300 Pioneer Team I-B524/3 28 29 Displayed on both days.
Alpi Pioneer 330 Pioneer Team I-A690/4 28 29 Displayed on both days.
CSA Sport PS-28 Cruiser Czech Sports Aircraft Italia OK-LAU 26 01.10 Local flight on the 30th.
Elipsce Aviation EA-500 (Aeris Aviation) N843TE 27 29 Static.
Extra 200   D-ELOP 26   This aircraft is a frequent visitor to MIA.
Mudry CAP-21DS The Silver Chicken I-SIVM 27 29 Displayed both days.



Malta-based participants – Air Wing, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81163 Display.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81216 Static.
Beech 200 Air Wing/AFM AS1227 Static.
BN Islander Air Wing/AFM AS9516 Static display.
SA Bulldog Air Wing/AFM AS0021 Static & display on both days.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9315  



Malta-based participants – Civil

Aircraft in this section are listed in order of registration.


IDENTITY AIRCRAFT OPERATOR NOTES
9H-ACL Cessna 172M Malta School of Flying  
9H-ADW Ce. U206B Malta School of Flying  
9H-AEO A. 320 Air Malta Displayed on Sunday only.
9H-AES Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying  
9H-AFJ Ga. Learjet 60 Eurojet Display on Saturday only.
9H-AFV Cessna 152 Malta School of Flying  
9H-AGA Diamond DA 40D Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-AGB Diamond DA20-C1 Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-CFA Tecnam P2002-JF Hub’Air  
9H-CFC Tecnam P2002-JF Hub’Air  
9H-CFD Tecnam P2002-JF Hub’Air  
9H-DFT Diamond DA42 Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd.  
9H-FLY PA-28-161 Warrior II Sky People  
9H-JPC Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (Air-X) Arrived on the28th, departed on the 29th. Static display only.
9H-MSF Tecnam P92 JS Malta School of Flying Arrived as I-PDVF on 26.09.13.
9H-PAT Tecnam P2006    
9H-ROD Tecnam P92 Echo   Seen during 2012 airshow as I-3951.
9H-SKY Tecnam P2002-JF Sky People Malta  
9H-UMI Jora SPOL Aero Club Malta  
9H-UMJ Savannah Aero Club Malta  
9H-UMK Storch CL Island Microlight Club  
9H-UML ICP Savannah Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMP Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMR Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMS Fly Synthesis Storch S Island Microlight Club  
9H-UMT Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club  
OO-CFB Diamond DA42 Hub-Air Hub Air has since terminated its operations from Malta. This aircraft was up for sale in 2014.
        
 

22nd edition, 27-28 September 2014

This year’s edition saw a number of interesting first time visitor, most notable of which was the Egyptian AF NAMC/PAC K-8, with supporting C-130 Hercules. Other first timers were two Aero 139 ACLA from the Czech Republic and F/A-18 Hornets from Switzerland. This marked the first time that Hornets, other than those operated by the US Navy or Marine Corps, made an appearance.

Also interesting was seeing two P-3s – US Navy and German Marine – at the same time. Unofficially, it was three P-3s, as the USN participant needed its nose wheels tyres changed, thus explaining the visit by the third one, which brought the necessary parts. Unfortunately, it came after the airshow gates had closed, but come it did.

Another first was having three aerobatic teams, Spain’s Patrulla Águila, last seen in 1995, the Italian Frecce Tricolori and the British Red Arrows. Sadly, the much anticipated Turkish Stars cancelled their participation. A great pity, as this would have been the first time since 1969 – when four Libyan F-5s landed at Luqa - that aircraft from the F-5 line of aircraft would have been seen in Malta.

Other cancelations were by Belgium (F-16s), Greece (F-4) and Qatar (C-130).

An interesting treat was seeing a flyby by an Air Malta Airbus A.320 with the Red Arrows. See video below.

Video link.

Air Malta/Red Arrows flyby, 2014.
        
 

AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY SQDN ARR. DEP. NOTES
ERJ-145 Belgian Air Force CE-03   27 29 Static display only. c/s BAF612.
Aero 139 Czech AF 6049   25 29 Static display only. Inbound c/s CEF375.
Aero 139 Czech AF 6065   25 29 Flying display.
Casa 295M Czech AF 0455   25 25 Same day arrival/departure. c/s CEF6020. Aircraft again seen on the 29th.
C-130 Egyptian Air Force 1295/SU-BKU   26 29 Static display only. Arrival delayed by bad weather along the route.
NAMC/PAC K-8 Egyptian Air Force 6322   26 29 Static display only. Arrival delayed by bad weather along the route. Departure also delayed due to radio problems by this aircraft.
L. P-3C German Marine 60+06   27 30 Static display only. c/s GNY4533, arrived from Nordholz Naval Airbase.
P. Tornado Luftwaffe 45+19   25 29 Static display only. c/s GAFE41/42.
P. Tornado Luftwaffe 45+66   25 29 Static display only.
AW-139 Guardia Costiera MM81749/11-04   27 29 Static display only.
A. MB. 339 PAN Italian AF MM55053/0 Frecce Tricolore 25 29 Arrived in two formations with MM54538/1, MM54480/2, MM55059/3, MM54505/4, MM54473/5, MM55054/6, MM55058/7, MM54482/8, MM54477/9, MM54514/10. c/s IAM4478 & IAM4480.
L. C-130J Italian AF MM62184   25 25 Frecce Support aircraft, same day arrival/departure, c/s IAM4675. Again seen one a one-day visit on the 29th, c/s IAM4672.
PZL M-28B Bryza 1 Polish Navy 1118   26 29 c/s PNY501. Static.
Casa C-101 Aviojet Spanish AF E25-23/1 Patrulla Águila 25 29 c/s AME7905, arrived with E25-22/1, E25-08/2, E25-31/3, E25-52/4, E25-87/5, E25-06/6, E25-25/7, with a practice display later in the afternoon. Aviojets 23/1 & 87/5 Carried “World Champion 2010” titles on engine air intake. No. 5 also had a specially decorated fin. E25-22/1 had the tail number changed to ‘/2’ whilst at Malta.
Casa 295 Spanish AF T.21-13/35-51   25 25 Same day arrival/departure. c/s AME 3566. Aircraft again seen on the 29th, using c/s AME 3573.
Beech 1900 Swiss AF T-729   25 25 Same day arrival/departure. c/s SUI763.
Ce. 560XL Swiss AF T-784   29 29 Same day arrival/departure. c/s SUI763.
B. F/A-18 Swiss Air Force J-5015   25 29 Flying display. Inbound c/s SUI517.
B. F/A-18 Swiss Air Force J-5019   25 29 Static display only.
Beech 200 Royal Air Force ZK451/K 45 (R) 25 29 c/s RFR7218. Static display only.
BAe Hawk Royal Air Force XX204   26 29 c/s RFR714. Static display only.
BAe Hawk Royal Air Force XX256   26 29 Static display only.
BAe Hawk Royal Air Force XX219 Red Arrows 27 30 With XX242, XX244, XX245, XX278, XX311, XX319, XX322, XX323, XX325. Flying display both days. Made a flyby with an Air Malta A. 320, 9H-AEQ, on Sunday only.
BAe Hawk Royal Air Force XX310 Red Arrows 27.09.14 03.10.14 Aircraft arrived, and displayed with, the team, but departed later in the week due to mechanical problems. Departure c/s RRR7281.
BAe Tornado Royal Air Force ZA462/027 15 26 29 c/s RFR7068. Static display only.
L. C-130J Royal AF ZH884   27 28 c/s RRR5930/1 Red Arrows support aircraft.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF317 CFS 25 29 Static display. Inbound c/s RRR7130.
S. Tucano T.1 Royal AF ZF244 CFS 25 29 Carried “Lest we Forget” wording along fuselage and underneath wings. Flying display.
L. P-3C US Navy 161594/YD   26 29 Static display only. c/s VYD594. Departure delayed by nose-wheels needing replacement.
L. P-3C US Navy 163002/RD   28 28 c/s Dragon 41. Brought spares for 161594 above. Departed after two hours.



Foreign Civilian Participants


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY ARR. DEP. NOTES
Beechcraft V35B Bonanza   N456T      
Lancair LC-41-550FG Columbia 400   N1272N      
Piaggio P166-C I Fenicotteri I-FENI 26 28  
P. PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow   N171JB      



Malta-based participants – Air Wing, AFM


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81212 Static.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81163/9-63 SAR display on both days.
AW.139 Air Wing/AFM AS1428 Static display.
BN Islander Air Wing/AFM AS9819 Static display.
Beech 200 Air Wing/AFM AS1227 Static.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9211 Opened airshow on both days by performing a flypast along runway 05/23.
SA Alouette Air Wing/AFM AS9212 Static.
SA Bulldog Air Wing/AFM AS0022 Static display.



Malta-based participants – Civil

Aircraft in this section have been placed in alphabetical order according to registration.

With the exception of the Air Malta A.320, all other aircraft were on static display only.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
B.737-400   5A-WAC At Lufthansa Technic. Not part of the airshow, but could easily be seen/photographed by the general public.
Ce. 172M Malta School of Flying 9H-ACL  
P. PA-34 Seneca European Pilot Academy 9H-AEB  
A. 320 Air Malta 9H-AEQ Displayed on Sunday only, formation flying with the Red Arrows.
Ce. 172 Malta School of Flying 9H-AEX Aircraft had arrived from a re-spray and was without a registration visible. Identity confirmed by crew member.
Ce. 152 Malta School of Flying 9H-AFV  
Diamond DA 40D Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd. 9H-AGA  
Diamond DA20-C1 Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd. 9H-AGB  
Diamond DA42 Diamond Flight Training (Malta) Ltd. 9H-DFT  
Tecnam P2002-JF European Pilot Academy 9H-PPL  
Tecnam P92 JS Malta School of Flying 9H-MSF Arrived as I-PDVF on 26.09.13.
Tecnam P92 Echo   9H-ROD Seen during 2012 airshow as I-3951.
Tecnam P2002-JF Sky People Malta 9H-SKY  
TL2000 Sting Carbon Aero Club Malta 9H-UCM Static display on Saturday only.
Apollo Delta Jet 2 Island Microlight Club. 9H-UDJ  
Ikarus C42B Buzz Flying Ltd. 9H-ULM  
Fly Synthesis Storch CL Island Microlight Club 9H-UMK  
ICP Savannah Island Microlight Club 9H-UML  
Raj Hamsa X-Air Island Microlight Club 9H-UMP  
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II European Pilot Academy G-SLYN c/n 28-8116204. Aircraft was in full colours of the EPA.
        
 
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