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Fabulous Flanker Set to Make Return

Published: 18 Apr 2019   updated: 23 Apr 2019

The Ukrainian Air Force will be flying once again at the Air Tattoo, thanks to confirmation that their Su-27 is set to display for crowds at RAF Fairford in July.

Following two successful previous appearances in 2017 and 2018, the Ukrainians will be joining for the third year in a row to display their Russian-built frontline fighter, known in the West by its NATO codename, 'Flanker.'

The Su-27 was developed to combat Western opponents like the American F-15 Eagle in the late 1970s but remains a potent air superiority fighter into the 21st Century. The Air Tattoo became the first Western airshow to welcome Ukrainian participation when a Su-27 displayed at Fairford back in 1996.

The Su-27 joins our other confirmed flying display acts;

  • 2x Spanish Navy Harrier jump-jets
  • Belgian Air Force F-16
  • The Blades Aerobatic Team
  • Hellenic Air Force T-6 Texan 'Team Daedalus'
  • Royal Jordanian Falcons
  • Slovenian PC-9M Swift
  • Swiss F-18 Hornet
  • British Army Apache Display
  • Royal Air Force Red Arrows, Typhoon, Tucano, Tutor, Chinook and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

All these amazing acts are already confirmed, with three months to go until the show!

“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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