RAF’s Dakota, Tornados and Hawk for Malta Airshow
01 April 2011
The Royal Air Force (RAF) Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) C-47 Dakota will surely be one of the stars at The Malta International Airshow 19th edition. The Dak will feature amongst other types of aircraft coming for the Malta airshow from the Royal Air Force.
Since the formation of the BBMF in July 1957, the flight have completed thousands of displays and tens of thousands of fly-pasts; proud to represent the nation’s aviation heritage. They are a large Flight within the Royal Air Force and are extremely proud of not only our history, but our continued engagement in operations abroad. The Royal Air Force continues to police the skies above the UK, much like the fighters of the Flight did some 70 years ago. They deem themselves as a "museum without walls" and a "living and breathing tribute" to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Dakota has joined the BBMF in 1993 and since then has went through restoration namely in 2004 was fitted with an original and authentic flooring and interior.
For more information about the BBMF visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/
Two RAF Tornados GR4 will give some insight in what is the role of the Tornado GR4 during an operation; in fact the Tornados GR4 shall do a role demo, 4 Tornados GR4 shall be on display in total. The Tornado GR4 is a variable geometry, two-seat, day or night, all-weather attack aircraft, capable of delivering a wide variety of weapons.
For more information about the Tornado GR4 visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/equipment/tornado.cfm
The RAF Hawk display team will visit our shores this year for another breath- taking display from the RAF’s first jet Aircraft on which students train to become combat pilot’s of the future.
The Hawk Display team is the public face of Number 4 Flying Training School (4FTS) based at RAF Valley on.
The Hawk display exists to demonstrate the professional excellence of the RAF and promote recruitment to the RAF. Evidence shows that RAF displays have inspired a significant number of people to join the RAF, both as officers and airmen, and to all trades, not just aircrew.
2011 is a special year for RAF Valley as it is the 70th anniversary of the station and also the 95th anniversary of 208(R) Sqn.
The Malta Airshow should also have Hawks on static display.
For more information about the team visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/hawkdisplayteam/
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