The RAF WILL NOT present it’s Role Demonstration in 2009 due to the lack of available particpants for the Role Demonstration. The Tornado GR4 force is preparing to take over operations in Afganistan from the Harrier force and is no longer able to commit aircraft or aircrews to the demonstration.

The more encouraging news is that the RAF Display Teams and solo display will all be back in 2009:-

  • Red Arrows
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (the team will be making more use of civilian aircraft as the C-130 force is still kept busy supporting forces overseas
  • Typhoon solo
  • Hawk solo
  • Tucano solo
  • King Air solo
  • Tutor solo

With the exception of the King Air, all solo displays will perform a similar number of displays to 2008. The King AIr had a very successful first year on the circuit, and the team will be committed to more events in 2009