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Safi Aviation Park holds open day

Safi Aviation Park is holding an open day for the family today from 10am to 5.30pm.

The €17 million facility inaugurated earlier this year will feature the Medavia and SR Technic hangars as well as a number of companies operating within the local aviation industry.

These include the maintenance company MCM, as well as a number of flight schools, namely European Pilot Academy, Malta School of Flying and Skypeople Aviation Training.

These companies, together with the Island Microlight Club, will also be displaying some of their aircraft.

The open day is also intended to highlight employment and education opportunities within the growing aviation industry.

Malta Enterprise will have a stand with information on services and support schemes. The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and the Employment and Training Corporation will also be present.

Other participants include the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Malta Model Aircraft Flying Association and the Aviation Museum, which will be setting up a visual presentation on the history of Malta’s aviation industry.

Organised tours on trackless trains will go round the park to view the new taxiway linking it to the main infrastructure at MIA as well as those areas earmarked for future developments, including the site where the Dutch company Aviation Cosmetics will be building its new hangar.

There will also be displays by the Armed Forces of Malta, the Civil Protection Department, the Malta Red Cross and the Scout Association of Malta.

Zoo will be holding a number of shows, sketches and inter-active games.

A number of trial flights by the flight schools and the Island Microlight Club will also be given out through competitions and draws on the day. Entrance and all entertainment activities are free.

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