The airshow, in its 17th edition this year, will play host to participants from France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, U.K. and the U.S. along with the Armed Forces of Malta and other participants from Malta's aviation field.
The Breitling Jet Team, which flies a formation of seven L-39 advanced trainers, will perform the grand finale of the show on both days.
Other highlights include a bright orange F-16 fighter jet from the Royal Netherlands Air Force, a KDC-10 refuelling tanker and a brand-new Diamond, as well as more famous jets such as the Harrier jump jet. Also, there will be no less than seven aircraft from the United States Air Force and Navy on display.
Julian Jaeger, CEO of Malta Int'l Airport, said: "At M.I.A. we fully appreciate the Malta Aviation Society's undertakings which cater with great interest and dedication for the many keen aviation enthusiasts in Malta. M.I.A.'s partnership in the organisation of this event is a natural move which warrants an accomplished success."
Members of the public are being encouraged to make use of a special public transport shuttle that will run between Valletta's City Gate and the airshow throughout the day. Entry tickets cost €8 and children under 14 years of age enter free. The gates open at 10 a.m. and will close at 5.30 p.m. The air display starts at 1.30 p.m. each day.
Today's display will kick off with Microlights and the Eurojet Learjet 60, followed by the Malta School of Flying, a SOREM CL-415, Para Motor, and Para departure at 2 p.m. After that, an M.I.A.T.M. AB-212 will be on display, along with a departing Antares, a Para Drop, the AFM CASA 212 and the Antares display. At 4 p.m., the RNLAF F-16 will appear along with the Pioneer Team and the Breitling Team.
Tomorrow, the displays will begin with an Antares display and departure, a Eurojet Learjet 60, a Para departure and various Microlights.
At 2 p.m., a parachute drop will be performed with the AFM CASA 212 and the Pioneer Team also appearing. After that, M.I.A.T.M. AB-212 will be on display along with the Malta School of Flying, Para Motor, and SOREM CL-415. The Pioneer team will also depart at this time. Finally, at 4 p.m., the RNLAF F-16 will once again be performing along with the Breitling Team.