Air show set to take off in Pirmasens
PIRMASENS, Germany – Whether in flight or on display, vintage planes are a draw.
Aero-Club Pirmasens will hold its annual air show this weekend, featuring old gliders, single-engine aircraft and historical planes, according to a club news release.
Among the planes on display will be the popular Junkers Ju 52, a three-motor passenger planedeveloped prior to World War II from an earlier military transport model. The version that will be on display at Pirmasens debuted in Switzerland in 1939, the release said.
Other aircraft planned for the show range from the Yak-50, a Russian trainer, to the MH-14 Broussard, a French reconnaissance plane, the release said. Passenger rides will be available aboard some Junkers and Broussard aircraft at a cost of 185 euros for a 40-minute ride, according to the release.
The show is open from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, the release said. Entrance fee is 4 euros, or just under $6. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Located about 20 miles south of Kaiserslautern, the Pirmasens airfield is near the village of Rieschweiler. The air show website: www.flugtag-pirmasens.de. The club’s website: www.aero-club-pirmasens.de.