Up In the Air
Friday afternoon (8 April 2011) marked the third and final ‘Open Day’ for the UAE Air Force and Defense Force.
The Desert Falcons were up in the air again wowing the crowds with their formation exercises and solo antics. They looked much better against the blue sky than the grey backdrop that had dominated the proceedings earlier in the week.
The sky divers again hit their targets and each was clapped at their landing to an appreciative and relieved crowd.
Painting an Aerial Theme
Children worked on mats and at easels seeking to paint a competition-winning masterpiece. In the end, every artist came away with a prize, even if it was a show bag donated by the
The international game of musical chairs was the activity that drew the greatest applause of the afternoon. It was played by boys and girls of different ages to the chants of ‘Yalla! Yalla!’ (Go! Go!) and ‘Tayaran! Tayaran! (Aviation! Aviation!) until one chair was left and the winner beamed like royalty on their throne.
Splash and Dash
People hired jet skis from the Marine Club and while they were not officially part of the air show they added colour and atmosphere. The drivers needed little encouragement to show off their skills and their splash to the hundreds that lined the Corniche.
This morning (Saturday), all the UAE flags that had lined the road and the Corniche were taken down and put into storage until the next event designed to instill a fresh dose of national patriotism.
Well done and thanks to the UAE Defense Force, the UAE Air Force and the Fujairah Aviation Academy for putting on some great entertainment for the crowds this last week.
Take a Look
Some pictures of the Aerial Show on Friday are posted in this photo album.
Further Stories and Photos
Aerial Displays Over
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Image: “The international game of musical chairs was the activity that drew the greatest applause of the afternoon. It was played by boys and girls of different ages.”