Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Black Eagles have done it again
The Black Eagles have done it again. The Korean display team has taken air-fix to the next level by bringing over their full scale aircraft in pieces for this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.
The Black Eagles aerobatic display team shuttled ten T-50 Golden Eagle aircraft on a 747 jumbo jet in parts and reassembled them at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire.
It is the first time the nation has appeared at the event, which this year takes place from July 7 to 8 and will feature 22 countries and almost 300 aircraft in total.
Around 130,000 people are expected to touch down at the event, which also hosts more than 44 military chiefs, representing air forces from around the world.
Although they were first-time participants, the Black Eagles emerged triumphant from the awards night at the RIAT, scooping two prizes.
This year, the top award, the King Hussein Memorial Sword, the Best Overall Flying Demonstration was given to the Black Eagles Aerobatic Team.
The team also collected the As the Crow Flies Trophy, voted for by the Friends of the Royal International Air Tattoo.
We are very excited that the Black Eagles won the best award in the aviation industry. We hope that the Black Eagles are continue with their success.