90 years of Air Sports in Austria
|Pictures and Report by Hannes Hochmuth
On Saturday and Sunday 15th-16th June 2013, the traditional airfield festival was held at Stockerau Aerodrome.
The LAZARUS UNION had been asked to provide the medical services for the festival. Comrades University Lecturer Dr. Gabriel Halat MD, Christopher Ptak, Peter Jung (who had come specially from Germany) and Wolfgang Steinhardt took on this task.
Fortunately, due to the thoroughly good organization of the whole event, there was nothing to do in the specially constructed medical aid station (except to apply a few plasters).
Also part of the team were our friends from the Vienna Disaster Aid Service (KHDW) who had brought their support vehicle.
Interesting events included the model aircraft shows, demonstrations of engine-powered and glider aerobatics, jet aircraft, helicopters and model drones. Some young ‘pilots’ also showed their skills on the model aircraft!
Sightseeing flights could be taken in an Antonov AN-2, the largest single-engined biplane in the world and a true legend of aviation. These great sightseeing flights over the Danube were at the same time an interesting journey into flying history.
There were also opportunities to enjoy the flying club aircraft and much more.
The FSV2000 Flying Club is an honorary member of the LAZARUS UNION and, with its airfield north of the city of Stockerau, offers all flight sports fans the opportunity to learn to fly and practise glider, engine-powered, night vision and instrument flying. There are 15 engine-powered aircraft and 3 gliders available to club members. The helicopter flight school LAZARUS AERIAL AIR CORPS – ALAC is also located at the airport, where it has its headquarters.
Impressions from the festilval: