Top class aerial attractions for 2015 airshow

Lewis Fallowfield (right) and Ritchie Brand (both 5) from Athelstaneford erect a special Arrivals board to mark the eight-week countdown to Scotland's National Airshow.
Lewis Fallowfield (right) and Ritchie Brand (both 5) from Athelstaneford erect a special Arrivals board to mark the eight-week countdown to Scotland's National Airshow.

The Royal Jordanian Falcons will pay their first visit to East Fortune, to display at Scotland’s National Airshow on Saturday, July 25.

The team joins an impressive aerial line-up that has The Red Arrows as the headline act and also includes the RAF’s supersonic Typhoon and the RAF Hawk Display Team, who will also make their debut at East Fortune on Saturday, July 25.

Other aircraft appearing at Scotland’s National Airshow for the first time include The Black Cats - the Royal Navy’s two-aircraft helicopter display team, a P3C long-range maritime patrol aircraft from the Royal Norwegian Air Force, as well as the only 1930s Bristol Blenheim light bomber aircraft still flying anywhere in the world.

Visitors will also see first-time appearances by a 1940s American P-40 Kittyhawk fighter aircraft and a Supermarine Seafire, the naval equivalent of the famous Spitfire fighter.

Other aircraft making a welcome return include a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter, the RAF Tutor Display Team, iconic Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a Bell UK-1 Huey helicopter, a veteran of the Vietnam War.

The TRIG Aerobatic Team will showcase their flying prowess with demonstrations of extreme close-formation flying and the crowds will also be entertained by a Swordfish bi-plane and a Folland Gnat fast-jet trainer.

An impressive selection of entertainment on the ground includes a family entertainment marquee featuring circus stills, magic and cheerleading and a community craft and culture marquee.

Further details at www.nms.ac.uk/airshow.