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Wings over Ta’ Qali

Primarily, this open day is about flying model aircraft, but the Air Squadron of the Armed Forces of Malta and the helicopters that were used for the Malta-Gozo services also participated. As the association only occupies what was previously the threshold area of runway 13, only helicopters can land there. Any fixed-wing aircraft that are invited to perform simply make low passes over the site, before returning to the airport.

Held annually since 1993, Wings over Ta’ Qali also differs from the Malta International Air show in that it has never adhered to a particular date of the year. At one time, mid-April to early May seemed to be the favourite part of the year, but they have now changed to mid-late October.
        
 
1st edition, 1993


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No details available.


        
 
2nd edition, 08 May 1994


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
Mi-8 Malta Air Charter   No other details available.


        
 
3rd edition, 29-30 April 1995


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian Military Mission MM_____ Air display.
Ce. Bird dog Air Squadron 9H-AC_ Air display.
Mi-8 Malta Air Charter    
Mi-17 Malta Air Charter RA-24637  


        
 
4th edition, 27-28 April 1996


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.47G-2 Air Sqdn 2 Regt 9H-AAF Static.
SA.316B Air Sqdn 2 Regt 9H-AAV Air display.
AB.212 Italian Military Mission MM81211/15-11 Air display.
Mi-8 Malta Air Charter    


        
 
5th edition, 03-04 May 1997


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian Military Mission MM_____ Display.
Berkut     A full-size, home built, high-performance aircraft. Nothing else is known as to what has happened to this project.
Ce. Bird dog Air Sqdn 2 Regt 9H-AC_ Air display.
  European Flight Academy 9H-A__ Display
SA.316 Air Sqdn 2 Regt 9H-AD_ Static


        
 
6th edition, 02-03 May 1998


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.47G-2 Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS7201 Static line up, pi 9H-AAE
SA.316B Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS9215 Air display. Pi 9H-AAV.
AB.212 Italian Military Mission MM81211/15-11 Air display.
DH.98   G-ANFW Towed from Aviation Museum, w/o wings.


        
 
7th edition, 17-18 April 1999


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.47G-2 Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS7201 Static line up, pi 9H-AAE
SA.316B Air Sqdn 2 Regt 9H-AA_  
AB.212 Italian Military Mission MM81211/15-11 Air display.
DH.98   G-ANFW Towed from/to Aviation Museum, w/o wings.


        
 
8th edition, 28-29 October 2000


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.47G-2 Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS7201 Static line up, pi 9H-AAE
AB.212 Italian Military Mission MM81211/15-11 Air display.
DH.98   G-ANFW Towed from Aviation Museum, w/o wings.
SA Bulldog Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS002_ Display.
SA.316B Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS9215 Air display. Pi 9H-AAV.


        
 
9th edition, 27-28 October 2001


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
SA.316B Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS9211 Air display.
SA Bulldog Air Sqdn 2 Regt AS002_ Flyby.
    9H-UM_ Flyby.


        
 
10th edition, 2002


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No details available.


        
 
11th edition, 2003


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No details available.


        
 
12th edition, 2004


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No details available.


        
 
13th edition, 23-24 April, 2005


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.47G-2 A.F.M. AS7201 Air Sqdn 2 Regiment, static line up, pi 9H-AAE
AB.212 Italian AF MM81150 Italian Military Mission, static.
Ce. 152 Malta School of Flying 9H-AES Performed a few low level fly-bys.
Bell 412EP Helisureste EC-HFD Passed over Ta’ Qali on its way to Gozo.


        
 
14th edition, 28-29 October, 2006

Held in near perfect weather conditions, the Wings over ta’ Qali open day once again featured a line up of aircraft models of various shapes and sizes, together with a day long display of flying skills. Also featured was a line up of vintage vehicles.

As in 2005, adding spectacle to the show was a pyrotechnic display, with model aircraft “bombing” enemy “tanks”.

Another well established aspect of the show is the “toffee-bombing” run, with specially modified aircraft dropping amounts of toffee, and children allowed to run out and grab whatever they can.

Other displays were by a Savannah microlight, 9H-UMJ, (not seen by this writer), and a series of low-level beat-ups by two of the Air Squadron’s Bulldogs.

As in real life aviation, there were a couple of crashes, but no damage to life or property. All in all, a good day out.


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
SA.316 A.F.M. AS9212 Air Sqdn 2 Regiment, static line up. Helicopter flew in from Luqa on both days.
AB.212 Italian AF MM81207 Italian Military Mission. Practiced winching display on Friday, the 27th. Displayed on both days, flying from/back to, Luqa for each display.
SA Bulldog A.F.M. AS0020 Air Sqdn 2 Regiment. Performed low level beat-ups, both in formation with AS0023 and solo on both days.
SA Bulldog A.F.M. AS0023 Air Sqdn 2 Regiment. See AS0200 above.
Savannah   9H-UMJ Performed over the field, but did not land.


        
 
15th edition, 2007


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No details available.
        
 
16th edition, 2008


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No details available.
        
 
17th edition, 17 – 18 October 2009


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212      


        
 
18th edition, 2010


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No other details available.


        
 
19th edition, 05-06 November 2011


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No other details available.
        
 
20th edition, 2012


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
      No other details available.
        
 
21st edition, 02-03 November 2013


AIRCRAFT OPERATOR IDENTITY NOTES
AB.212 Italian AF MM81158 Italian Military Mission. Present on at least 3rd November.
        
 
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