About S. Darius and S. Girėnas airfield
S. Darius and S. Girėnas airfield was founded in 1915 and is one of the oldest functioning airfields in Europe and the oldest in Lithuania. This place has rich history associated with the most of Europe countries and United States of America.
In 1918, when Lithuania gained its independence, S. Darius and S. Girėnas airfield was the cradle of all Lithuania’s civil and military aviation. The airfield gave birth to the innovative avia techniques marked in history of Europe: Antanas Gustaitis, Jurgis Dobkevičius. This is the place where people waited for pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas to land after their legendary flight over Atlantic Ocean which began in Floyd Bennett Field in New York on July 15, 1933.
At the time when S. Darius and S. Girėnas airfield was a national airport, it was the place from where all the international flights for diplomatic meetings took place. In its rich history it held international aviation events, exhibitions, air shows.
Presently, S. Darius and S. Girėnas airfield services the biggest part of general aviation flights across Lithuania. In this airfield located in Kaunas city, operates 30 aviation organizations and military search and rescue department (KOP).
S. Darius and S. Girėnas airfield is marked as a national treasure, protected by the government and is included in the list of “Best flying destination in Europe”.
About upcoming air show
In 2015 S. Darius and S. Girėnas airfield will be celebrating 100 years anniversary. Due to this event, on July 17-18, 2015 in S. Darius and S. Girėnas airfield, international air show will take place.
At the air show dedicated to this event we will represent rich aviation history which happened in this airfield and while cooperating with international organisations – represent countries which contributed to the history of this airfield. While cooperating with national and international organizations in the air show we seek to gather modern and retro aircraft, jet teams to perform in air show or to participate in a static aircraft exhibition.
More detailed information about air show coming soon…