The skies above RAF Waddington’s International Airshow will see the addition of red, white and green smoke trails as the event welcomes the return of the Italian Air Force’s famous display team, the Frecce Tricolori, their last appearance was in 2004. The airshow held over the 30th June and 1st July 2012 will see Italy’s spectacular military display team take to the skies to perform their polished routine with true Italian style.
The Team, formed in 1961 are one of the largest display teams around, flying Aermacchi MB339 aircraft and the only team to display with 10 aircraft. The team’s routine consists of large formations, solo and synchro elements and are the only team to stall a jet aircraft during a display. Based at Rivolto in North East Italy, Waddington will be Frecce Tricolori’s only UK appearance this year.
The Team have been wowing crowds across the world for many years and in 2012 they mark the 30th anniversary of introduction of the Aermacchi MB339 into their inventory. The Frecce Tricolori demonstrate the very best of Italian flare and panache in the execution of their routines. Their appearance helps to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF’s Central Flying School, a theme that will be celebrated at the airshow this year.