About 200 volunteers worked alongside representatives of the Flags Factory in efforts to make a successful deployment of Romania’s largest flag at Aerodrome Clinceni on Monday. The initiative aims at booking a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and comes 413 years after country’s first great union that occurred on May 27, 1600
The giant flag is 330 meter long, 220 meter wide and weighs 5 tons, therefore about seven hectares were blanketed with the national tricolor.
For the first time in Romania, a TV studio was installed at a height of 50 meters on the “Dinner in the Sky” platform. Sabina Iosub and Niels Schnecker, along with their invited guests liked journalist Dana Grecu and Ovidiu Barbier analyzed and presented the latest developments emerging along the airfield runway.
Dozens celebrities from Romanian media, politics, music or sport gathered at Clinceni to witness the celebratory event that is officially set to kick off at 5 p.m. local time (2 p.m. GMT)
Former Olympic and world champion Elisabeta Lipa was invited by Antena 3 to comment the ceremony.
“I congratulate you for this initiative,” said the former champion pending the disclosure of the largest flag in the world.
“When I hear the national anthem playing, and see the flag waving, I instantly drop tears because I associate the sequence with my image on the podium. It is a tremendous pride for me that I am Romanian,” continued Lipa.
“I am a Romanian, I love my country and whenever I get to see the flag I feel proud,” added the former athlete.
The event was possible thanks to contribution from various organizations and sponsors including Rompetrol, Romanian Aeroclub, Novensys, FabricadeSteaguri.eu, Caroli, Ministry of Defense and Dinner in the sky.
Source: Antena3 Romania