After a difficult 2008 season, the Blue Eagles display team has hung up it’s flying suits for the last time. Operational reasons are the main reason for the lack of a full team for the 2009 season.
The army will however be displaying both the WAH-64D Apache AH1 and Lynx AH7 as solo displays, though only at a few events. It is likely that these displays will be restricted to venues afforded “Priority 1” status by the Royal Air Force Events Teams (ie. those that were allotted the RAF Role Demo in 2007.) 2009 will see a major change for the Army Air Corps displays as they come under the Joint Helicopter Command for the first time.
Also on the circuit will the Historic AIrcraft Flight who are now integrating the Gazelle AH1 into their fleet and displays for 2009 and will be seen at a wider range of events.