FINOW Airshow 1997 - Flying Legends Association e.V. / Germany
Update: 2022/08/25 by Robert Kysela / CHK6
From an aviation enthusiasts’ point of view, 1992 to 1998 was truly a golden age. Never before and certainly never after, had there been a time when more aviation events were held featuring a greater variety of participating aircraft and equipment than during these extraordinary times. Even the smaller, more local events held highlights some can only dream of today. One such event was held from 13-15 June 1997 at Finow-Eberswalde airfield, a former Soviet airbase located in eastern Germany. Up until mid 1993 this airfield, located to the north of Berlin, was home to the 787th Fighter Regiment equipped with the Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-29 (NATO codename: FULCRUM). Following the departure of the Soviets, plans were made to develop this airfield into a second major airport (as a replacement for Tegel city airport), with its location selected due to its proximity to the then newly reunited capital of Berlin. Unfortunately, all these efforts came to nothing and while Finow-Eberswalde airfield is still in operation, today it is home only to a small charter company (Finow Air Service GmbH) and an aviation museum. Apart from that not very much going on there anymore.