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Huge Italy Confirmation Boosts RAF100 Celebration!

Published: 17 May 2018

We are thrilled to confirm that the Italian Air Force will be attending the 2018 Air Tattoo with a fantastic commitment of four flying acts and five aircraft in the static display.

The national aerobatic team the Frecce Tricolori will be entertaining visitors with their colourful and dynamic flying display. Also taking to the skies will be a Typhoon fighter, T-346 Master jet trainer and the impressively manoeuvrable C-27J Spartan transport aircraft, capable of loops and rolls during its display!

Italy will also be showcasing the C-27J and Typhoon on the ground, alongside a Tornado ground attack fighter and two helicopters, the HH-101 and HH-139. This huge support further increases both the flying and static displays and means that the RAF100 celebrations at the Air Tattoo will be even more special. Grazie Italia!

The T-346 manufacturer, Leonardo, was confirmed last week as sending an example of the aircraft into the static display. There are also now five examples of the C-27J attending the Air Tattoo; two from Italy and one each from Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia.

“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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