Malta International Airshow
23-24th September 2017
Malta Aviation Society Malta International Airport Armed Forces of Malta XFM
RAF in Force for 2012
23 March 2012

In line with celebrating the historic event, the RAF will be out in force for the Malta International Airshow 2012 with the Red Arrows closing the airshow program on both days. Also coming from the RAF are the (BBMF) C-47 Dakota, the Hawk Display, the Tucano Display, King Air Display & for the first time in Malta the RAF Grob Tutor Display.

The Red Arrows will be back to grace Malta’s skies this year after an absence of 4 years when they displayed over St Paul’s Bay. For More information visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/

After a very warm reception by the general public last year, the BBMF C-47 Dakota (DC-3) will be back to Luqa for its second consecutive display in as many years. The BBMF deems itself as a "museum without walls" and a "living and breathing tribute" to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. For more information visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/

The Hawk Display team is the public face of Number 4 Flying Training School (4FTS) based at RAF Valley on Anglesey and their full time mission is to train the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy combat pilots of the future. For more info visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/hawkdisplayteam/

The 1 FTS (Flight Training School) display is flown using the Belfast made Shorts Tucano T1. It is primarily used as part of the RAF/Navy Basic Fast Jet Training (BFJT) course and by Weapon Systems Officers (WSOs) as part of the Air Navigation course (TANS), both conducted at RAF Linton on Ouse . For more info visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/tucanodisplayteam/

Flown by Qualified Flying Instructors from 45(Reserve) Squadron based at Royal Air Force Cranwell in Lincolnshire, the Royal Air Force King Air Display returns for its fourth season. The Sqn has a fleet of seven B200s and three B200GT models.

The Grob 115E, known by the RAF as the Tutor, is used for Elementary Flying Training by the 14 University Air Squadrons and 12 Air Experience Flights throughout the UK. It is also used by the Central Flying School and for elementary WSO training at the RAF College Cranwell. All of the Tutors in RAF service are entered on the UK Civil Aircraft Register and are provided by VT Group. The Tutor is a cost-effective, modern elementary training aircraft. The combination of docile handling characteristics and good performance make it very suitable for its training role. We are really looking forward for the display by the RAF Grob Tutor for the first time in Malta.


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