Five children from Thailand flew the Gripen flight simulator as the winning prize of a Q&A Competition held by Saab and its Thai partner AVIA Satcom on Saturday, 11th January at AVIA´s office at Don Muang.
The Q&A competition was conducted as a part of The Royal Thai Air Force traditional Children´s day event.
The children who won the Gripen flight simulator were brimming with excitement to take their maiden flight on the simulator.
Saab was well represented, both on the tarmac and in the air at the Children’s day event.
A Saab 340 AEW and a RTAF Gripen C were parked for the static display for visitors to witness Saab’s cutting-edge technology. Two RTAF Gripen from Wing 7 performed aerobatics, simulated air attacks and intercept situations in the blue skies over Don Muang.
Saab’s arena was thronged by huge crowds consisting of mostly kids and their parents.