Fly-in ´Future Meets History´ at the Aalen-Elchingen airfield

Premiere of the AERO Fly-in from August 31 to September 1 - Flight demonstrations of historic aircraft and electric planes - Meeting of the General Aviation community in an outdoor environment
June 27, 2024

Friedrichshafen – A new fly-in event aims to combine the history and fascination of flying with the future of aviation. The event at the Aalen-Elchingen airfield in Germany offers visitors an exhibition area and specialist lectures in addition to an air show.

From August 31 to September 1, 2024, the General Aviation community will meet for a fly-in at the Aalen-Elchingen airfield (EDPA) in Germany. The AERO organizers at fairnamic GmbH are organizing this new event in close cooperation with the local partners Luftsportring Aalen and Luftraum Süd. The event builds on the popular airfield festival organized by Luftsportring Aalen every two years since 1979. It brings the public closer to the fascination of flying and the future of aviation.

AERO Show Director Tobias Bretzel says: "We want to set new impulses and expand our portfolio. True to the motto 'Future meets History', we are delighted to be able to offer the community a platform for the first time in the summer where lovers of conventionally powered aircraft and enthusiasts of pioneering electric aircraft can exchange ideas.

"The fly-in is aimed at aviation enthusiasts, private pilots and families. A daily air show (depending on the weather) with electric planes and Luftraum Süd's historic aircraft such as the Beech AT-11 Kansan, North American T-6 Texan, Dragon Rapide and De Havilland Fox Moth as well as the Bücker 131 Jungmann and Fieseler Storch will delight aviation fans. Luftraum Süd will also be opening its hangar doors so visitors can view the extensive collection of vintage aircraft.

Visitors can fly to the airfield without slots and the low landing fee includes the shuttle service from the aircraft parking area and admission to the event. However, there may be restrictions during the flight demonstrations between 12 pm and 6 pm.

The option of camping on the campsite or under the wing of your own aircraft rounds off the concept of an uncomplicated and informal fly-in atmosphere.

Further information, opening hours and admission fees:

The fly-in event will take place from August 31 to September 1, 2024 at the Aalen-Elchingen airfield and will be open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office for 8 euros. Children and teenagers under the age of 16 are free of charge. Admission for people flying in is already included in the fly-in fee of 20 euros.

Further information can be found at:

About Luftsportring Aalen:

The association is the sole owner and operator of the 50-hectare Aalen-Elchingen airfield (EDPA) and offers its 600 members the use of the aircraft fleet, consisting of piston-powered aircraft and gliders, as well as flight training. The traditional airfield festival has been held every two years since 1979. Further information can be found at:

About Luftraum Süd:

The modern event location is located directly at the airfield and presents a collection of historic aircraft in a 3000 m2 hangar, which was completed in 2019. In addition, Luftraum Süd offers 1200 m2 of space for various events and functions and can therefore be used in a variety of ways.

About AERO:

AERO 2025 will take place from April 9 - 12, 2025 at the exhibition grounds of Messe Friedrichshafen in Germany. AERO is the leading international trade fair for general aviation, business aviation and air sports. Aircraft ranging from civilian drones to gliders, microlights and gyrocopters, helicopters, touring and training aircraft with piston engines or turboprop engines and business jets will be on display. New propulsion systems, electric flight, state-of-the-art avionics, services and accessories for pilots are further focal points. These topics are also reflected in the AERO Conferences, making Europe's largest general aviation event an important platform for knowledge exchange and further training.

About fairnamic GmbH:

With the founding of fairnamic GmbH, the Frankfurt and Friedrichshafen trade fair companies sealed a partnership with a focus on innovative mobility. Combined expertise, market knowledge, global positioning, brand strength and speed will strengthen the market position in the future markets of general aviation, micromobility, e-bikes and bicycles. The AERO and Eurobike brands and their satellites form the focus of the joint venture. The aim is to expand and further develop the two leading trade fairs.

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