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Confirmations from the Royal Danish Air Force

Published: 06 Feb 2020

Our weekly aircraft participation updates for RIAT 2020 begin today (Thursday 6 February). We have listened to your feedback and our Air Operations Department have kindly agreed to give you some behind the scene snippets of information to accompany the weekly confirmations to add to your excitement as we plan the world's greatest airshow.

Our first aircraft confirmations today come from the Royal Danish Air Force, who are always great supporters of the event. Firstly, they will be sending one of the CL-604 Challenger aircraft for static display as part of our Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance theme. The aircraft is used for a variety of tasks, including maritime patrol, and supported the RAF Red Arrows on their transatlantic flight to the USA last year.

Secondly, performing in the Air Tattoo flying programme for the first time in many years will be a Danish F-16AM Fighting Falcon from the Royal Danish Air Force. The display is flown by the Fighter Wing, based at Skrydstrup, and the intention is to use their stunningly painted jet in 'Dannebrog' livery (which was on static display at RIAT 2019).

Since our Embassy Visit programme last year, the Air Operations department have entered into positive discussions with a number of nations who hope to support RIAT 2020 with aircraft. Many of the aircraft on our "wish list" are focused on the two key show themes and we hope to bring you more details in the coming weeks and months as plans progress. 

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