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KIAS 2024


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Welcome to the 2024 Krapek International Air Show, also known as KIAS 2024.  Held at Krapek Air Base in Krapek, Liaria, this air show is the largest in the Konfederacija Poja, attracting approximately 175,000 spectators over its 3-day period.  KIAS 2024 is always held on the second weekend in May and so this year, please join us from Friday, 10 May to Sunday 12, May for this auspicious extravaganza.  

When KIAS was first held in 1976, it was a small air show held on 8 May only.  There was no international participation and the air show was themed as a celebration to the survival of the confederation in the wake of the Chernarussian Conflict (1968 - 1974).  It remained small through the 1980s and only expanded to two days in 1993 so as to allow the Pojački company Zubareva-Bogolyubova Design Bureau to debut the ZuB-17 Ter'er to the wurld, the same year that it entered service with the Pojački National Air Force.  International partners were invited every year thereafter and the air show remained at two days through the 1990s and into the 2000s featuring demonstrations by foreign flight demonstration squadrons in addition to the PNAF Grey Wolves, the official demonstration team of the Pojački National Military.

Beginning in 2005, a third day was added to the air show as participation grew by leaps and bounds.  In 2016, the air show surpassed 150,000 spectators for the first time and it has averaged around 175,000 a year since 2018.  KIAS 2024 promises to be another spectacular year with the debut of the newest variant of the Ter'er, the ZuB-17VM3 or, as it known domestically, the L-17E.  Equipped with thrust vectoring, a larger wing, and a more powerful engine, the ZuB-17VM3 promises to put on an amazing solo show, which will be performed by Major Dražen "Sparrow" Ivanović, among many other exciting displays.  So please, come on down to Krapek Air Base for the show and get your tickets today, they sell like hotcakes!

How It'll Work
So, how's this going to work?  Well it is simple, if your nation and Poja have normal, diplomatic relations and we don't have any tensions between us, assume you've been invited to participate whether with a demonstration or just bringing some static displays, that is up to you to decide.  For everyone else, you probably have to enjoy it from the sidelines (bring ear protection it's going to be loud).

Basically you can just post what you want - please include date and time so we can organize these all into a program of sorts - and I will link your post in order of happening so that someone can click them all in sequence and "watch the air show."  Cool huh?  The only caveat is that there are two reserved time slots.  The first is for the Ter'er-E demo (14:00 on 11 May) and the PNAF Grey Wolves demo (15:00 on 12 May).  Each time slot will be 1 hour because it just makes it easier for scheduling and it allows for start-up, taxi, take-off, demonstration, landing, and setup for the next demo.  Let's keep it simple.

Sunrise will be at around 04:08 each morning and sunset will be around 19:50 each day.  The air show will begin at 10:00 and end at 18:00 except on Sunday, 12 May, which will end after the PNAF Grey Wolves complete their demo.  So that gives a total of twenty-two slots available, of which I have reserved two for myself giving everyone a total of twenty available slots.  Bring your official flight demonstration team, a solo demonstration team, a private solo, whatever you desire.  There won't be a need to do arrival posts or any sort of "clearance" posts, assume everything has been worked out in the back end.  We're just here for the show!  

Demonstrations

  • Friday, 10 May
    • 10:00:
    • 11:00:
    • 12:00:
    • 13:00:
    • 14:00:
    • 15:00:
    • 16:00:
    • 17:00:
  • Saturday, 11 May
    • 10:00:
    • 11:00:
    • 12:00:
    • 13:00:
    • 14:00: Ter'er Demo Team
    • 15:00:
    • 16:00:
    • 17:00:
  • Sunday, 12 May
    • 10:00:
    • 11:00:
    • 12:00:
    • 13:00:
    • 14:00:
    • 15:00: PNAF Grey Wolves

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