This Friday, on December 1st 2017, in celebration of the National Day of Romania, the IVAO Romania Division invites you to the Bucharest Henri Coanda Fly-in/Fly-out event.
You are welcome to fly to and from Bucharest Henri Coanda airport (LROP) on December 1st between 17z and 20z.
This event offers full ATC coverage and a realistic simulation experience in a friendly atmosphere.
Great Union Day (Romanian: Ziua Marii Uniri, also called Unification Day) occurring on December 1, is the national holiday of Romania. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held in Alba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania.
This holiday was set after the Romanian Revolution of 1989 and it marks the unification of Transylvania, but also of the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom, in 1918.
Prior to 1948, the national holiday of Romania was set to be on May 10, which had a double meaning: it was the day on which Carol I set foot on the Romanian soil (in 1866), and it was the day on which the prince ratified the Declaration of Independence (from the Ottoman Empire) in 1877.
In pre-1989 Communist Romania, the date of the national holiday was set to August 23 to mark the 1944 overthrow of the pro-fascist government of Marshal Ion Antonescu.
Every year, an annual military parade on Constitution Square in Bucharest is held in honor of the occasion. A parade is also held in the city of Alba Iulia.
Members who participate in the event will receive the Aviation Celebration Award by flying to/from Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport (OTP/LROP).