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Double Delight As MiGs Head For Air Tattoo

Published: 08 Jun 2016

One of the Cold War's most iconic fighter jets will be making a double appearance at this year's Air Tattoo.

MiG-29s from both the Polish Air Force and the Slovakian Air Force will be putting on flying displays at RIAT 2016. Their pilots will demonstrate the agility and power of this 1980's fighter, which has served around the world with over 30 nations.

Poland's 1. ELT (Tactical Squadron) will be bringing a MiG-29A to take part in the flying display, alongside the already announced Polish F-16C Tiger Demo Team and Team Orlik, making 2016 a bumper year for Polish participation. 

In a rare appearance, the Slovakian Air Force will also be visiting the show with a MiG-29AS. The aircraft will feature in the flying display and will be joined by a MiG-29AS/UBS in the static line up; both from 1. Bojova Letka (Fighter Squadron). A Let L410 transporter will be supporting the MiGs and will feature in the static display.

The Slovakians last appeared at RIAT with a MiG-29 in 2012, then a static display. Prior to that the Slovakian Air Force had not sent one of the type since 1999.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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