C-101 Aviojet - Spain
Spain's national aerobatic team was formed by the Spanish Air Force Academy at San Javier near Murcia in 1985, giving its first performance with five aircraft on 4 June that year. Then as now, the team was equipped with the Spanish-built CASA C-101 Aviojet, a single-engined jet trainer first flown in 1977, of which Spain is the biggest operator. Soon the Aguila expanded to a six-ship, making a first British appearance at the International Air Tattoo 87. Appearances at the Air Tattoo have been regular ever since, the most recent having been in 2015. Today the Aguila is a seven-ship formation, its 'signature' manoeuvre being, when weather conditions permit, a spectacular formation landing involving all seven aircraft.