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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Air show to fly over Oslo

Noise levels were expected to be high on Saturday, with the Norwegian Air Force celebrating its 100th anniversary with not only a major exhibition on the City Hall Plaza (Rådhusplassen) but also an air show overhead.

As many as 25 military aircraft and helicopters were due to fly over Oslo and the Oslofjord between 11am and 6pm, featuring everything from airborne acrobatics to demonstrations of rescue operations. Aircraft on display both on the ground and in the air would include F16 fighter jets and Spitfires.

King Harald and Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang would be among those on hand along with thousands of spectators, some of whom may win a ride in a helicopter. Everyone else would be treated to military history exhibits, special events for children, interviews with war heroes and military officials and various entertainment.

The latter would include a free concert Saturday evening starring Norwegian singer Morten Abel and, appropriately enough, Mungolia Jetsets. The exhibition would continue on Sunday as well.

It was bound to be a busy weekend in Oslo, with not only the Air Force exhibition down on the waterfront but also an “orienteering party” up in the hills at Holmenkollen. The world’s top orienteering athletes would be competing in their World Cup-equivalent “Nordic Tour,” while events would also be held to boost recruiting to the sport.

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