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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

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