HISTORY OF RAF AEROBATIC TEAMS FROM 1920


HISTORY OF RAF AEROBATIC TEAMS FROM 1920

DAVID WATKINS    Book Number: 86368    Product format: Hardback

Smoke on...Go! The RAF has long recognised the value of display flying for pilot training, prestige and recruiting purposes. For nine decades, RAF formation aerobatic teams have performed, not merely to provide a spectacle for the public, but are essential to produce effective military pilots and to master and aircraft's widest capabilities. The exhilarating demands of low-level display formation require above average flying ability, mature experience, and mutual trust in both the leader and every team member. This meticulously researched heavyweight history covers the early beginnings with five Sopwith Snipes at the Hendon Pageant in 1920 up to the present day Red Arrows. A detailed index lists each team and its members from 1920. There are details on the gradual development from the experimental and 'stunt' flying of early aviators, through the aerial artistry by use of smoke, and tied-together formation aerobatics, to the introduction of jet teams after the war. Chapters cover The Canberra Display Teams, Central Flying School, FFSA Acro-Team, RAF College Cranwell and more. Superb photographs, many an authentic contemporary record of little known, formal display teams. An equally spectacular 474 pages, hundreds of photos.
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ISBN 9781848844063
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