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Västerås Roll out
Location: Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST, Sweden
Closest City/town: Västerås, Sweden
Spotter tickets: Yes (limited number)
The Roll Out is the season opener for the Air Shows in Sweden and it's usually held at the end of May. Up until 2014 it was an annual event but it's now been turned in to a bi-annual event with the next show scheduled for 2016.
Stockholm Västerås Air Port hosts one of the larger aviation museums in Sweden, with an interesting mix of both flying and static air planes and a range of different quality flight simulators such as a DC-10 simulator and a SAAB J35 Draken simulator. More information can be found here:
- http://www.flygmuseum.com/ (Swedish only)
This Air Show usually puts on a very good show, with a large variety of planes flying, from the classic tail-dragers to fast military jets. 2014 was no exception and the program included something for everyone interested in air planes. Swedish Air Force Historic Flight participated with both the SAAB AJ 37 Viggen and SAAB J29F Tunnan along side Hawker Hunter, Vampire and SAAB 105.
Compared to other Air Shows, I do think this one holds its own and offers a very good range of planes and activities. It's well worth a visit and fairly easy to get to even from outside Sweden.