Airfield fest Saturday in Essweiler

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Flugsportverein (aero club) Essweiler holds its annul airfield fest Saturday and Sunday. For the first time the fest is being celebrated on two days.

Activities start at 10 a.m. Saturday with sightseeing flights in power gliders and gliders, acrobatics with gliders and parachute jumps. At night, a party with radio station Antenne Kaiserslautern starts at 8 p.m. in Hangar 1. Besides musical highlights from the 1980s, the party provides culinary specialties in a Caribbean cocktail bar. 

Sunday will continue at 10 a.m. with hot air ballooning followed by a Frühschoppen (early morning beer) at 10 a.m. Again, sightseeing flights acrobatics, parachute jump and a children’s program will be offered. Coffee and homemade cakes will be available as of 1 p.m.

The highlight of the event will be Sunday around 6 p.m. when visitors will have the chance to get a ride in hot air balloons.

The Essweiler airfield is located north of Kollweiler and west of Kreimbach-Kaulbach.