The Finnish Air Force’s official aerobatic team Midnight Hawks take the skies and join the jubilations for the start of Secto Rally Finland on Friday.
The team with its four Hawk jet trainers has proudly presented the consummate flying skills of Finnish military pilots in air shows in Finland and abroad since 1997. The Midnight Hawks home base is right outside the rally’s home base Jyväskylä, at the Air Force Academy in Tikkakoski.
The aerial acrobatics team starts their show at Harju before the special stage at 13:25, when also the historical rally cars tour the stage. Spectators can expect to see the Midnight Hawks’ signature tight diamond as well as other formations.
Weather permitting the team delights spectators also at other parts of the rally route, so be prepared to watch the skies if the thunderous roar of jet engines reaches your ears at the stages.
Midnight Hawks Schedule at Secto Rally Finland
- 13:25 EK1 Harju
- 13:45 EK2 Ässämäki
- 13:55 EK3 Sahloinen-Moksi
- 14:05 Paviljonki
Times are estimates and depend on the weather.
The aerial show by Midnight Hawks is already a traditional part of Rally Finland as part of the continuing co-operation between the event and the Finnish Air Forces.