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Swiss Precision to Display at Air Tattoo

Published: 17 Jan 2019   updated: 06 Feb 2019

This summer's Air Tattoo will feature a display from the Swiss Air Force! The nation will be sending an F/A-18C Hornet to fly an energetic display of this Cold War-era fighter for Air Tattoo crowds.

Three squadrons in the Swiss Air Force operate the twin-engined, multi-role Hornet. The aircraft's primary role in Switzerland is air policing. The Swiss are strong supporters of the Air Tattoo, last year sending both the Hornet and PC-7 Display Team to celebrate the Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary.

The Swiss Hornet joins the Spanish Navy's Harrier 'jump jet' as the second confirmed aircraft for the 2019 Air Tattoo, held on 19-21 July at RAF Fairford.

“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, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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