Russian city marks 100 year anniversary of first passenger flight over Europe

20 August 2019
2019-08-20 13:14

The Russian Baltic city of Kaliningrad marked the 100-year anniversary of the first passenger flight over Europe on Saturday with an airshow featuring about 50 light airplanes from all over the EU. Pilots and airplane owners from Germany, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland and many others gathered at Devau to show off their skills and exchange stories.

The first European passenger flight which opened the civil airway from Berlin to Kaliningrad, landed on Devau airfield in 1919. Some aviators performed stunts in air and allowed the public to take photos beside and even inside their aircraft.


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