The RAF’s Tucano Display Team completed its final public performance at the Southport Air Show, Merseyside, from September 6-8. Joe Campion spoke with the pilot afterwards.
As well as providing Basic Fast Jet Training courses for RAF student pilots for three decades, the Tucano has long been in the public eye at airshows around the country. Since its first display season in 1990, successive pilots have demonstrated the turboprop’s abilities. Performances came to an end after the 2014 season but following a fiveyear absence the Tucano re-entered the airshow circuit.