LIMA returns after two years to put on an unforgettable ground and aerial show
Touted as the largest show of its type to be found anywhere in the Asia Pacific region, the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) has been held biennially since its genesis in 1991.
The exhibition was crafted to be an ideal platform on which industry stakeholders could interact, engage and broaden their networks, striking up new partnerships and business agreements. There are numerous avenues to this end as the multi-day event includes plenty of conferences and business forums.
While these are excellent incentives for international exhibitors, suppliers, government officials, military and civil delegates, there is a by-product to be excited about as well – LIMA is where amazing aircraft and watercraft can be found! Light planes, helicopters, state-of-the-art military fighters and everything in between litter both ground and sky at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), which is right next to the Langkawi International Airport. Meanwhile at Resorts World Langkawi, there are boats and ships to appreciate.
No matter how little or much of an aircraft addict you are, you’ll be hard pressed not to be impressed by the collection of vehicles that are in attendance. Whether they are gloriously catching the light with their wheels or skids firmly on the ground or screaming across the sky above, these engineering masterpieces are set to leave you breathless.
With their incredible disregard to gravity in the quest to put on the most jawdropping of shows, make sure you and your camera are ready to capture the aerial acrobatics! Pilots with immense skill and bravado will put the machines through their paces, executing daredevil moves that are not for the faint of heart.
Formation flying carried out with the utmost precision, and colourful smoke trails that momentarily dye the sky with vibrant hues, add to the flair. Both local and international aerospace outfits will take wing during these airborne spectacles, so see if you can identify the different livery during the flybys. Do remember that some of these jets are piercingly loud, so take precautions to shield your ears accordingly!
While the aerospace aspect of the show draw the crowds, the maritime portion doesn’t disappoint, with ship displays and boat demonstrations that are fit to wow. Don’t worry about missing out on anything, as there is a shuttle service between the venues. All you have to do is to look at the schedule and plan your itinerary.
WHERE Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC),
WHEN 24 & 25 March
ADMISSION RM10 (free for those below 18, the elderly and the disabled)
TEL 03 2011 7233