As a main sponsor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Norwegian will mark the event in a number of ways, in addition to flying guests and contestants to Oslo. The flight display, which is restricted to a one-off event, is approved by the Civil Aviation Authorities in Norway and will be performed without any passengers on board. Norwegian's Director of Flight Operations, Tomas Hesthammer, and Chief Pilot Torstein Hoås will fly the Boeing 737-800 which features a special Eurovision Song Contest paint scheme.
"The low pass does not compromise flight safety which is always our first priority. The planned low pass is well within the operational limits of the Boeing 737-800. We will fly as low as 500 feet for about one minute, long enough to give visitors and Eurovision fans a greeting from the air from Norwegian," says Director of Flight Operations at Norwegian, Tomas Hesthammer.
The flight display takes place on the 25th of May at 15:00 over the Oslo Fjord at the north-western tip of the peninsula Nesodden, just south of downtown Oslo. The display can best be viewed from Nesoddtangen and Hukodden.