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Starting this week's update with a classic soviet produced transport aircraft, courtesy of the Romanian Air Force. They will send their Antonov An-26 'Curl' aircraft for static display at RIAT 2023! This will be the first time in nearly ten years since we've seen this aircraft type at the Air Tattoo, which will be much appreciated by many aviation enthusiasts.
Another star attraction for some aviation enthusiasts at RIAT 2023 will be the attendance of the Argentine Air Force! They will bring their Boeing 737-700 transport aircraft for static display, and we look forward to welcoming them back to the Air Tattoo.
Thanks to Ascent Flying Training, we will have an Avenger T1 used by the Royal Navy to training UK military aircrew observers. This aircraft will be parked alongside the other UK MFTS aircraft type in their showcase area at the centre of the RIAT Showground.
We have also added a number of civilian aircraft to our participation list, including an ex-Belgian Air Force Sea King and Scout from the Historic Army Aircraft Flight. Included with these, we welcome a pair of Chipmunks, both of which were featured in the Royal Review of the RAF in 1953, which felt very appropriate for attendance at RIAT 2023 given King Charles III's recent Coronation.
Finally, after discussions with the Czech Air Force, their ALCA Tactical Demonstration will no longer perform in the flying display (due to an injury to their display pilot) but they will send one jet for static display.
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