2014 Aviation Day at the Statue of Aviators (photo / video)
Every year, on July 11th, Romanian aviators (military and civilians) and those involved in aviation celebrate their spiritual patron and guardian - on St. Elijah. This year, to celebrate the Day of the Romanian Aviation and the Air Forces, I participated in the parade from the Monument of the Heroes of the Air (Statue of Aviators).
(Photo: Tiberiu Chendea)
The ceremony began with a moment of recollection in memory of the 298 people who died in the tragic plane crash, which took place on 17 July 2014. Continue with a short parade to the ground and end with the air parade. Missing were the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and C-27J Spartan aircraft, the 21 Lancer MIG fighter aircraft, the IAR 330 Puma SOCAT helicopter, etc.
The aviation show was concluded by the evolution of the national acrobatics team - Hawks Of Romania, within the Romanian Air Club.
The Hero of the Air monument, dedicated to the memory of the Romanian military and civil aviators who contributed to the development of aviation, is located in the center of the Aviator Market and was built between the years 1928-1935 by Lidia Kotzebue and Iosif Fekete.