Tens of thousands gathered at Kaivopuisto Park to observe the air show of various aircraft on Friday evening in Helsinki. The crowd of various ages stood shoulder to shoulder, scattered around the area – and those who stood in the sidelines heard the sound but couldn’t really see the planes. For those who had come early and had reserved the best spots, the evening offered a spectacular display of aircraft acrobatics from a clear sky. The previous air show of this caliber was arranged in 1955, so for many this was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the skill of Finnish and foreign pilots. The Red Arrows of the Royal Air Force flying in formation. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today The performance of the Red Arrows earned vibrant applause. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today Join us Join the Finland Today Community You get access to our membership content not found elsewhere on the web (e.g. in-depth articles, features, columns). We will send advance links to our in-depth articles before they are available for non-members (You decide, whether to share). And more! In addition, you could become a supporter of Independent work Non-partisan media organization Fact-checked, accurate news Contribute to the discussion Be the First to Comment! Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments You must be logged in to post a comment. You must be logged in to post a comment.