UAE debuts new aerobatic team
The United Arab Emirates Air Force has introduced its new aerobatic team, ‘Al Fursan’ (The Knights).
Gary Parsons - 22-Jan-2010
January 21: The United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence (UAE AF&AD) introduced its new aerobatic team, ‘Al Fursan’ (The Knights) at a graduation ceremony at Al Ain’s Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College near Abu Dhabi.
The team comprises six MB339A trainers from the Flying Instructors' School based at Al Ain - “The objective is to raise the UAE flag and show the proficiency of the Air Force and armed forces,” said Lt Colonel Abdulla al Amimi, the leader of the team to the local press.
Pilots are all instructors with the school and have been training together for a year in their spare time but need about eight more months before they perform full aerobatic displays. “This was our first display,” said Lt Colonel al Amimi, “expect more from us in the future.”
The team is expected at appear at Al Ain’s annual airshow, commencing January 27 for four days.
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