Fly show 2012

75th anniversary to Stavanger Airport was celebrated summer 2012 with a big airshow. Meanwhile, the 100th anniversary of Norwegian military aviation was created. Both anniversaries were marked with breakneck performances during Sola Airshow 2012. Nice video you will find here.

Sola Aviation Museum is an aviation museum located in Stavanger Airport, Sola, near Stavanger, Norway. The museum was founded in 1984, and is run by local volunteers. Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola went into cooperation with Jærmuseet in January 2012.

Sola fly museum.

In 1933 shipowner Ole Bergesen and siv.ing. Birger Hønningstad took the initiative to build an airport in the Stavanger region. In 1937 this resulted in Norway's first civilian airport.

King Haakon VII officially opened the airport on the 29th of May that year, with the participation of leading European nations. The size of the airport was about 600 decare when it was opened with two runways respectively 920m and 850m and 40m wide.

The runways were among the first in Europe to be built with a concrete surface. The traffic building, hangar and control tower were also built. The cost for the entire facility was approximately 2 million NOK, which was covered by the goverment and the city of Stavanger with a 50% split.

As a curiosity it can be mentioned that approx. 500 sheep were kept to graze down the grass between the runways.

Airport history - Avinor.