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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!

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