The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) arranged its traditional Children´s Day event at Don Mueang Air Force base in Bangkok on January 10 this year. As always, it became an event that attracted a huge crowd of children, parents, aviation fans and even some plane spotters from abroad.
Main features of the event included aerobatic shows by two RTAF Gripen aircraft from Wing 7 in Surat Thani. Several other RTAF aircraft also participated in fly-by formations.
For example, the AU-23A Peacemaker discharged smoke strings in the Thai national flag colours over the crowd. Most aircraft in RTAF´s inventory were exhibited on the tarmac in front of the Wing.
Saab-Avia co-arranged games and Q&A for the kids in their booth. The winner of the Q&A received a framed Gripen poster.