Italian display team confirmed for Waddington Airshow

The Waddington International Airshow will be hosting another country’s display team, this time decorating Lincoln’s skies with red, white and green.

The Italian Air Force’s display team, the Frecce Tricolori, will be doing a display over the air show for the first time since 2004.

The team was first formed in 1961, and are the only display team to use 10 aircraft. The planes they use, the Aermacchi MB339, are also the largest aircraft of all display teams.

The Frecce Tricolori generally do large formations, both synchronised and solo, and are the only team that stall a jet during displays.

The Air Show will not only mark the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Aermacchi MB339 to the team, but it will be the team’s only UK appearance in 2012.

It’s another addition to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF’s Central Flying School, the main theme of this year’s air show.

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has also confirmed its Boeing 737 AEW&C Wedgetail aircraft will be on static display.

Source: RAF Waddington