Jointly organised by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and Qatar flying Club, and attended by Qatar Aeronautical College, light aircraft owners from Qatar and the region, Remote flying section at the Science Club, Al Khor Airport, the barometer and ultra-light amateurs, and regional flight clubs, and supported by many sponsors, the 2013 Sixth Al Khor Fly-in will take place at Al Khor airport over two days, January 18 and 19 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. The first day of the event, Friday January 18th will witness the main attraction for the public.
The fifth Fly-In had been completely reshaped into a bigger and better family attraction and the public response seen during last year’s event has ensured that the Fly-in-day will be returning this year and, most likely, become an annual fixture on Qatar’s entertainments calendar.
The objective of this event lies in educating the youth about the science and concept of aviation and in offering them the opportunity to plan their future and choose the adequate specialization.
Aircraft owners from Qatar, the GCC and overseas will be flying into Al Khor to show off their machines and raise awareness about aviation among Qataris in what promises to be an exciting and educational event. It’s a great opportunity for those with a love of aviation to immerse themselves in a fantastic and original experience by taking a closer look at a diverse range of aircraft from jets, to propeller aircraft, to microcopters and many others.
Sheikh Ahmed Hamad Al Thani, Chairman of the Al Khor Fly-In Organizing Committee, said: “The attractions on display in the 2012 event were like nothing ever seen before in Qatar and it was superb to see around 5,000 visitors at the air show. The objectives were to entertain the whole family and educate youth and we feel that these goals were reached. Al Khor Fly-In is coming back in a big way in its sixth year with greater support. Last year’s event was successful and we haven’t expected such a number of guests, so this year we are working on all the preparations ahead of time to be able to welcome more visitors.”
Mr Khalid Abdulrahman Al Khater, Vice-Chairman of Al Khor Fly-In Organizing Committee commented: “The anticipated line-up and activities are going to prove to be a huge draw for all families and individuals. We are expecting more participation this year especially from Qatar where a larger number of private, medium and light aircraft owners will be taking part in this event from the GCC countries in particular UAE, KSA and Kuwait.”
Mr Abdullah Al Hajj, the Organizing Manager of Al Khor Fly-In added: “The internal organisation and logistics of Al Khor Fly-In will be more efficient this year which will provide the audience with a more beneficial event.”
During the two days visitors will enjoy a microcopter ride whenever possible and a close-up look at the cockpit which will definitely prove to be popular among children and adults. The invitation is for the public and we expect great attendance in order to reinforce the importance of this event on the local and regional levels.
What families need to do now, however, is save the date for Al Khor Fly-In, showcasing aircraft of all shapes and sizes over two days of interest and excitement.
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