Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Antalya Side Airshow 2013

Svetlana Kapanina
Airshow Side is Turkey's the only air show that takes place on a regular basis. The Airshow Side will be held on 25-26 May in Side. 

The program of Airshow Side is organized by Side Municipality and organized under the leadership of world's leading aerobatics pilots Ali İsmet Öztürk, includes exciting aerobatic flights, parachute jumps, helicopter model, events such as demonstrtions and solo show of excitement on the Turkish F-16. 

This year  Russian aerobatic pilot Svetlana Kapanina will participate Side Airshow. She is  World Aerobatic Champion in the women's category in 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, and 2005, and has won the title more times than any other pilot in the category. Additionally, she was overall World Air Games Champion in 1997 and 2001. 


Jurgis Kairys

In addition, Jurgis Kairys will participate Side Airshow, who is a Lithuanian aerobatic pilot and aeronautical engineer. He has won many awards for his flying and has invented several maneuvers, including the "Kairys Wheel." He helped develop the Sukhoi Su-26, -29, and -31 aerobatic aircraft, and also has manufactured his own aerobatic aircraft, called the "Juka." His most famous stunt is flying inverted under a pedestrian bridge (height 7 meters) over the Nemunas River wash in Kaunas on September 2, 2000, (nicknamed Ultraflight). He also flew under all bridges over the Neris River in Vilnius on September 18, 1999, (nicknamed Flight of the Century).



Side Airshow

Where is Side? 
Side is an ancient city in the region of Pamphylia, in what is now Antalya province, on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It is now a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey, near Manavgat in the province of Antalya. It is located on the eastern part of the Pamphylian coast, which lies about 20 km east of the mouth of the Eurymedon River (Köprüçay). Today, as in antiquity, the ancient city is situated on a small north-south peninsula about 1 km long and 400 m across.

Temple of Apollo
Today, Side has become a popular holiday destination and experiences a new revival. Side offers visitors a great choice of accommodation, as well as traditional shopping, bars and restaurants, and plenty of things to see and do.


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