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French Navy Emb-121AN 'Xingu'

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Not seen at an Air Tattoo in the colours of the French Navy for many years, the 'Xingu', pronounced shingoo, is a twin turboprop built by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer. In service with the French Navy, French Air Force and Brazilian Air Force, the production run extended to just over 100 examples. The aircraft attending RIAT 2018 is from 23 Flottille, based at Lann Bihoue Naval Air Base in Brittany.

“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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