Cielo Aperto Airshow

Written by Mike L.

When you think of Switzerland, you may think of several things such as: cheese, army knives, or huge mountains.  One thing you certainly don’t arrive at immediately would be airplanes, and why would you?  Switzerland has a long history in aviation and is certainly well-known for its neutrality, but that doesn’t mean that they’re simply a dark, undeveloped, aviation black-hole in the middle of Europe.  In fact, they’ve got an airport that just celebrated it’s 75th anniversary.

Locarno airport in Switzerland, just a short distance north of Milan, Italy, put on an airshow from May 31st to June 1st showcasing some beautiful and historic aircraft from WWII.

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About the author

Mike L.

Mike L. | USN OIF/OEF Veteran | Ruck HQ |
Mike served in the US Navy from 2003-2007, and in the US Army National Guard in 2008. During his career, Mike served aboard the USS Harry S. Truman from 2004-2006, and with Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Seven from 2006-2007. His brief tour in the Army National Guard was in Tulsa Oklahoma as a 22Q in 2008. Currently, Mike is a freelance writer and professional photographer specializing in military aviation and aviation history. He is also an aviator, and enjoys building flight hours whenever he has time.