Royal Air Force participates in UK air show

(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) on Friday opened its pavilion at the annual Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the world's largest military air show, which is being held at Royal Air Force Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK, and will run for three days, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Air Transport Wing commander, Col. Pilot Emad Bazadough, said RJAF is participating in three events; a Royal Falcons show, a static display by the C130 aircraft, and a photo exhibition of the activities and performances of the Jordanian Armed Forces- Arab Army, as well as photos of Jordan's tourist and cultural status.

Bazadog said that more than 56 bands from various world nations will perform multiple types of aircraft in the static display, as they compete for the best air show and best display by participating aircraft.

For his part, air show coordinator, Col. Pilot Raed Khalidi, said the RJAF celebrates this year the 50th anniversary of the entry into service of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, which had recently been upgraded to a C130/R2R, and is considered one of the most efficient in the world as it suites various conditions.

He noted that the first edition of the Air Tattoo International was launched in 1973 and that in 1983, His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal was named as Air Tattoo Patron for the duration of his life to the top award of the King Hussein Memorial Sword.

Air Tattoo holds the Guinness World Record for the largest military airshow.

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