5-Aug-2013 Source: RAF
THE RAF Chinook Display Team repeat last year’s success and returned home with two more awards from the world’s largest military airshow, a grand total of four awards for the team so far this display season.
The team picked up the Sir Douglas Bader Trophy for the Best Individual Flying Display and the Crew Challenge award at the Royal International Military Air Tattoo held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The team also won the award for the Best Overall Display at the Waddington Air Show and Best Rotary Display at Yeovilton Air Show.
Flt Lt Paul Farmer, display Captain for a second consecutive year said, “I’m absolutely blown away. We’ve had a fantastic season so far and this really tops it off. To come home with two more awards has been fantastic and represents all the hard work put in by everyone on the team, including the support elements back at RAF Odiham”.
The impressive display is packed full of high energy manoeuvres which truly demonstrated the capability of this remarkable aircraft and the incredible skill of the crew. The extreme manoeuvrability of the Chinook, due largely to the aircraft’s distinctive tandem rotors, make for a dynamic and sometimes gravity-defying display that never fails to amaze.
The award winning team can be seen again this year at Eastbourne, Bournemouth, Car-fest South and Dunsfold.