4Aviation travelled to the Slovak International Air Fest at Sliač for the first time at the end of August/early September 2018. The show offered a fine opportunity to capture the Slovak Air Force MiG-29s, among other interesting and surprising items.
Early this Thursday morning of 30 August, the participants for the tour to the SIAF-Slovakian International Air Fest 2018 held at Sliaç met at the well-known meeting point at Schiphol Plaza. Baggage drop and security were quiet so in no time we were at the gate waiting for our KLM flight to Budapest. The flight departed slightly behind schedule due to a late arrival of the inbound aircraft and also our arrival at Ferihegy airport was about 20mins later than scheduled. After collecting the luggage and the usual rental car exercise of patience we quickly were on our way heading North to Sliaç. Plan was to go to the base immediately to witness some arrivals and to find a spot for the Friday when hopefully more arrivals and some of the rehearsals would take place. The place-to-be was easily found and in perfect weather we enjoyed a late afternoon with moderate flying activity. After the last scheduled arrival showed up it was only a short drive to our hotel for this trip. The evening was spent in a nearby restaurant at the town square enjoying some Slovakian traditional cuisine and local brews.