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Gazelle Squadron Display Team cleared to fly for 2016

Gazelle Squadron Display Team cleared to fly for 2016

On Tuesday 31 May 2016, the Gazelle Squadron Display Team flew to RAF Abingdon in Oxfordshire with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Display Authorisation Evaluator. The CAA display authorisation is a mandatory process for any pilot that wishes to perform a flying display in the UK, and involves many months of planning, practicing and evaluating… Read more »

Source: Gazelle Squadron, 06-Jun-16

Black Cats team ready for 30 air shows

Black Cats team ready for 30 air shows

The Royal Navy’s Black Cats helicopter display team are set to wow millions of spectators this summer.  Following months of training, the team was formally awarded its Public Display Authority (PDA), the final assessment that authorises the team to begin their season. The pair of Wildcats will appear at more than 30 displays in the… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 18-May-16

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Photos – New Z-10 attack helicopter display team in China

Photos – New Z-10 attack helicopter display team in China

The Chinese Military Review blog has published a set of photos which show a helicopter aerobatic team practising in China with four Z-10 attack helicopters – see full story

Source: Chinese Military Review, 03-Sep-13

RAF Chinook display team wins two more awards

RAF Chinook display team wins two more awards

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… Read more »

Source: RAF, 05-Aug-13

Black Cats ready for Diamond Jubilee display season

Black Cats ready for Diamond Jubilee display season

Validation’s what you need… if you want to be the best Naval helicopter display team in the land. The head of the Fleet Arm Arm watches the Black Cats put on their final practice display before he gives the seal of approval to their 2012 season. Rear Admiral Tom Cunningham, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 17-May-12

Netherlands suspends Apache demo team for 2012

Netherlands suspends Apache demo team for 2012

The Dutch Ministry of Defence has recently announced that their Apache aerobatic display team will not be present at air shows and other events this year. The Royal Netherlands Air Force currently has cited insufficient resources and headcount to commit to running the team. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-12

Black Cats conclude 2011 display season at Duxford

Black Cats conclude 2011 display season at Duxford

We opened our 2011 display season at the Duxford Spring air show in May, so it is fitting to end at the same venue. Nearby residents of Duxford airfield will agree that we disturbed a wonderfully peaceful autumnal Sunday afternoon with our distinctive slapping blades and high-pitched gas-turbine engines, but we’re sure that the spectators… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 26-Oct-11

Black Cats display team given green light for 2011 airshows

Black Cats display team given green light for 2011 airshows

The award-winning Black Cats – the Royal Navy’s official helicopter display team – have been given the go-ahead for the 2011 air show season. The display contains two helicopters flying close, fast passes, dramatic synchronised manoeuvres and close-formation in rearwards flight. Since announcing the 2011 display programme in March, the Black Cats have been busy… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 30-May-11

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Black Cats team launch 2010 season at Duxford Air Show

Black Cats team launch 2010 season at Duxford Air Show

The Black cats kicked off their season for 2010 at the Duxford Spring Air Show in Cambridgeshire. As this was the first event of the season, hopes were high that the weather would hold and the display would flow. Luckily both did! The crowds had already gathered to see the various visitors turn up on… Read more »

26-May-10

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Belgium releases details of A109 display team for 2010

Belgium releases details of A109 display team for 2010

Belgium has for many years had a two-ship demonstration team comprising of two AgustaWestland A109BA helicopters.  This year is no exception, but the military command is clear that the two helicopters can be pressed back into military service on request, ready to intervene in various scenarios such as: Peace keeping and enforcement operations Help to… Read more »

Source: Belgian Military, 14-May-10

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‘Sarang’ team bids adieu to Yelahanka Air Force Station

‘Sarang’ team bids adieu to Yelahanka Air Force Station

The pride of the Air Force Station in Yelahanka, the 151 Helicopter Unit, also known as ‘Sarang,’ the colourful helicopter display team of the Indian Air Force, has bid goodbye to its home base for the past four years.

Source: Deccan Herald, 28-Sep-09

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Blue Eagles display team back in action this summer

Source: Rotorhub, 13-May-09

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ShowCopters pioneer Jim Cheatham dies

Source: The Californian, 14-Mar-09

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