Air show to mark aviation milestone

KUALA LUMPUR: To coroimemo-rate 100 years of the country’s avi-ation industry, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) will organise the Malaysian Air Festival at the Subang Skypark Terminal on Nov 26.

The two-day event, poised to be-come the largest general aviation show in Southeast Asia, will feature an aviation hall of fame and work-shops.

There will also be acrobatic stunts, airplane joyrides, skydiving performances, aircraft simulators and model planes CM display.

DCA deputy director-general Ahmad Nizar Daakar said the event would benefit the public an expose them to the world of avi-ation.

“Malaysians should be proud that Boeing and Airbus aircraft parts are manufactured locally and they arc recognised as high-quality products.

“We expect 50,000 people to turn up for the event and to get up close and personal with the aviators and their machines,” he said, adding that Malaysia had achieved a lo’ the past 100 years.

The event is supported by the Transport Ministry in partnership with Aviation Development Coi-po-ration Sdn Bhd, Berman River Air-field, Subang Skypark, TM Leopard and Pilatus Malaysia.

Media Prima is the official partner.

The entrance fee will be RA410 lbr adults and RM5 for children aged between 6 and 12. Entrance is free for senior citizens aged 55 and above, children 5 years and below and disabled visitors.

More information on the event can be found on DCA’s website at www.mayfest.com, or on its Facebook page at www.face-book.com/pages/Malaysia-Air-Festival.

He said it was hoped that the event could set a precedent for fu-ture aviation festivals to include more regional participation.

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