MANAMA: Bahrain's skies will witness spectacular flying displays by air forces and aerobatic teams
from around the world as the Bahrain International Airshow 2018 begins today.
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team
was formed in 1965 and is renowned throughout the world as ambassadors for the Royal Air Force and the UK.
Three years ago, the team devised a new manoeuvre called "Scintilla Tricolore" or Italian spark, which was introduced to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the National Aerobatic Team
Favourites such as the Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Fireflies Aerobatic Team
and the Blades have already been confirmed.
The seasoned display team Saudi Hawks, the Saudi Arabian jet aerobatic team
, also displayed attractive formations and flying stunts on the opening day of the show.
The expert flyers of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team
(Red Arrows) showcased an adrenaline-pumping manoeuvre thrilling thousands of people with their distinctive red jets' performance of a series of precision formations and dynamic loops and rolls.
During the Airshow, there will be aerobatic performances by the August 1st and Red Eagle Aerobatic Teams
from the PLA Air Force, and the Saudi Hawk Aerobatic Team
from Saudi Arabia Royal Air Force.
With a team composed of 10 aircrafts, 9 in formation and 1 solo, FrecceTricolori is the Italian Air Force Aerobatic team
, and has been flying since 1961.
Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Moore, 32, joined the elite aerobatic team
The deal for the acquisition of the Chinese drones was announced by the Pakistan Air Force's Sherdils Aerobatic team
on its official Facebook account on Sunday, the Global Times report said.
The RAF's top aerobatic team
gave a 20-minute display before returing to their base.