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RAF Boost for RIAT Static Park

Published: 09 Jun 2016

The Royal Air Force has confirmed more static aircraft for the 2016 Air Tattoo, providing a big boost to the airshow line-up.

The announced aircraft range in size from the Squirrel training helicopter to the largest RAF aircraft ever, the 230-tonne Voyager tanker. 

The Squirrel will be joined by other RAF training aircraft, including a Hawk T1, used by the Red Arrows and Hawk T.2, used to train the next generation of Typhoon and F-35 pilots. 

Front line RAF airpower will be represented by two Tornado GR.4 ground attack aircraft, two Typhoon FGR.4 multirole fighter/bomber and the venerable C-130J Hercules C.5. All of these frontline aircraft, along with the Voyager tanker, have been supporting UK operations in the Middle East over the past two years.

The RAF's newest type, the A400M Atlas, will feature in the RAF Village and will help to showcase the modern Royal Air Force to the public. 

“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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