Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Aerial Displays Over Fujairah This Week

The people of Fujairah have been treated to some magnificent displays this week by the Desert Falcons, flying in formation as well as doing single maneuvers.

It started on Monday and Tuesday with some practice exercises. On Wednesday there was an air show during the day at the Fujairah Airport. Security passes were necessary for entrance but this has been chiefly a careers extravaganza for young Emiratis to attract them towards a career in the UAE Air and Defence Force and to showcase the courses available through the Fujairah Aviation Academy.

Each day at approximately 4pm people have gathered at the park along the Fujairah Corniche as well as at the Kalba Corniche Park to get a closer look at the Desert Falcons.

Yesterday (Wednesday), following the jet plane display, about a dozen sky divers jumped from a plane and landed with pin point accuracy on the Fujairah Corniche Park. Children participated in a painting competition and then a man flew his model helicopter by remote control.

According to an official, there will be more aerial displays after 4pm today, Thursday, as well as on Friday.

Take a Look

Some photos of the Desert Falcons, the sky divers, the artists and the model helicopter flying are in this photo album.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Facebook Page—Fujairah in Focus.

Image: The Desert Falcons flying against a blue sky.

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