Turkish Stars to shine in Malta
29 May 2014
For the first time ever in the history of the Malta International Airshow, Turkey will be added to our list of participant countries.
The Turkish Air Force will be participating with the air force aerobatic team the Turkish Stars. The Mission of the Turkish Stars is to present the Turkish Air Force on a national and international platform and also to present the Republic of Turkey abroad. The team was formed on November 7, 1992 and was named the Turkish Stars on January 11, 1993.
The team performs its displays with 8 supersonic fighter jets, the Canadair NF-5s, obtained from the Royal Netherlands Air Force, making them one of the few national aerobatics teams to fly supersonic aircraft, and the only one with formations of eight supersonic jets. Twelve F-5s are available to the team. The team uses CN-235, C-130 Hercules and Transall C-160 support aircraft in Turkish Stars colours. It is stationed at the Konya Air Base of 3rd Main Jet Base Group Command.
The organizing committee is delighted to host the Turkish Stars, as this has made possible two new milestones for the airshow: the first time Turkey is participating and also it will be the first time that Malta's airshow hosts the Canadair NF-5. We are delighted to see the stars shining in Malta's skies.
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