Subang International Air carnival an eye opener for Klang Valley folk

1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014
The 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014 gives Klang Valley folk a chance to get a close up look at the aircraft on display.

The 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014 provided an interesting aerospace experience for residents of Klang Valley, many of whom had never been to an air carnival before.

The inaugural event took place from June 12 to 15 at Subang Skypark Regional Aviation Centre in Section U3, Shah Alam.

Hussein Zain, Mohd Zain Bin Md Amin and Selva Ganesan with his family were among the visitors enjoying the carnival and taking photos of aircraft displayed on the ground on a Saturday afternoon.

Hussein Zain at the 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014
Hussein Zain gives the thumbs up to the 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014.

Asked what he thought of Subang International Air Carnival making its debut, Hussein said: “Not a bad start for the first time but it looks promising.

“I am a little bit disappointed because there is no aerial flying display.

“I have expected to see at the very least a MiG-29 or Sukhoi Su-30 from our Royal Malaysian Air Force on static display but there is none of it. Instead I get to see scale down models of the fighter jets at the booth.”

Hussien, 25, who recently graduated in Professional Communication from UiTM, Shah Alam said, “Yes, I will return and I hope to see new exciting improvements made to the biennial event.”

Selva Ganesan and family at the 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014, posing in front of a Bell 429 helicopter
Selva Ganesan and family posing in front of a Bell 429 helicopter displayed at the 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014.

Businessman Selva Ganesan, 38, who came with his family after seeing an advertising banner of the event said they all enjoyed the day at the carnival.

“My children love planes and they are very excited to see up close with so many planes and even sit in the cockpit.

“This is our first time here as we have never been to an air carnival. I don’t really know much about planes but I think the carnival is a good educational event for people interested in aviation,” he said.

Mohd Zain at the 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014
Mohd Zain taking a selfie at the 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014.

A teacher and E Rover Scout committee member Mohd Zain Bin Md Amin, 57, said he was here to try the helicopter joyride.

How did the show go?

“I am happy Klang Valley has an air carnival event. It is a nice event. The displays I have seen so far are good but still there’s room for improvement to be made before the next carnival.”

1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014
Aircraft on static display at the 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014
AgustaWestland AW139 Search and Rescue light utility helicopter
The AgustaWestland AW139 Search and Rescue light utility helicopter at the air carnival.
AS365 N3 Eurocopter helicopter by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
The AS365 N3 Eurocopter used by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency at the air carnival.
Mi-17 Bomba M994-02 helicopter
The Mi-17 Bomba M994-02 helicopter at the air carnival.
Bombardier 415 MP Water Bomber (right)
A Bombardier 415 MP Water Bomber (right) at the air carnival.
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The public queue up to get a chance to sit on the cockpit and take pictures.
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Children having a blast at the carnival. 
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Visitors get to see scale down model of a MiG 29N at the air carnival.
R-73E heat seeking missile used by Malaysian Air Force
The R-73E heat seeking missile can be fitted to MiG or Sukhoi fighter jets of the Malaysian Air Force.
The Red Warrior Army
The Malaysian Army or known as Red Warrior Army performs heart-stopping actions at the 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014.
Motorcycle stunts by the Red Warrior Army
The Red Warrior Army performs motorcycle stunts.
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Visitors get to hold the guns on display at the Armed Forces exhibition booth.
Multiple Grenade Launcher
A visitor holds a Multiple Grenade Launcher. 
Gun GSH-30-1, 1978mm long
The Gryazev-Shipunov GSH-30-1 combat gun used by the Malaysian Air Force on display at the air carnival.
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A young visitor looking through the binocular at the air carnival. 

 

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