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Al Ain Aerobatic Show 2010 summary

The Al Ain Aerobatic Show 2010 was a massive success and a great community event! All the organizational staff along with the 22 teams from around the Universe did a great job putting everything together for the joy of the audience.

A record 23 international teams, a re-formatted Aero GP and enhanced Spectator Village took the Al Ain Aerobatic Show; Al Ain’s largest and longest-running sporting festival, to new heights this weekend. Spectators will also witness the South African Goodyear Eagles Aerobatic Team’s attempt to complete a never-before-seen triple synchronised inverted parachute drop, whilst three aircraft perform a formation loop.

Al Ain Aerobatic Show is the world’s only aerobatic extravaganza which combines military and civil aircraft, stunt displays and competitions. The Spectator Village was designed for all ages with activities broadened to include a host of high-value competitions.

We had teams from USA, UAE, Italy, Switzerland, France, Croatia, UK, Hungary, Turkeyand South Africa:

Radio Control Jet Team, Ali Ozturk, The Viper Jet Team, Abu Dhabi Police Airwing, Zoltan Veres Formation, Aero GP, Jacquie B. Warda, Drazen Wingsuit Team, Goodyear Eagles, Pilatus, UAE Air Force, Saudi Hawks, Fazzaa Sky, We Fly, Miss Demeanour, Breitling Jet Team, Royal Bahrain Air Force, Folland Gnat Jet Team.

Fans form all around the world had the possibility to watch all the show LIVE on http://www.airsports.tv. The LIVE Broadcast gathered together thousands of fans from all around the world.

All flying teams demonstrate their skills with passion during 4 days of event. Pilots had a very good opportunity to show everything they could, here, at Al Ain Oasis City. The press releases and images from Al Ain, show the entire enthusiasm of the event:

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All eyes to the sky

Abu Dhabi’s heritage heartland of Al Ain is set to enter the world aerobatic record books, with an attempt at a world-first manoeuvre, alongside the greatest number of teams and aircraft ever to appear at the Middle East’s premier aerobatics event, running January 27-30.

A record 23 international teams, a re-formatted Aero GP and enhanced Spectator Village will take the Al Ain Aerobatic Show; Al Ain’s largest and longest-running sporting festival, to new heights this weekend. Spectators will also witness the South African Goodyear Eagles Aerobatic Team’s attempt to complete a never-before-seen triple synchronised inverted parachute drop, whilst three aircraft perform a formation loop.

Now in its eighth year, the Al Ain Aerobatic Show is the world’s only aerobatic extravaganza which combines military and civil aircraft, stunt displays and competitions. The UAE Air Force and Air Defence’s role is that of organiser and event participant. “This year, we will showcase an F16-C Block –  the ‘Fighting Falcon’, multi-role jet fighter aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force;

Highlights also include the Aero GP spectacular – known as the Formula One of Air Racing – which will see six pilots compete with each other across multi-plane Air Racing, Air Combat and a new, Scored Aerobatics discipline.

The Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) will make its international debut, with two RBAF F16s demonstrating daily.

Crowd favourites the Saudi Hawks – the Royal Saudi Air Force Aerobatics Team – will perform a new, tight-formation flying routine.

The Spectator Village has been designed for all ages with activities broadened to include a host of high-value competitions, including an Etihad Airways ticket to Tokyo, which it begins flying to in March, educational aviation marvels, wide-ranging sports activities and new food outlets.

Held under the patronage of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA); the 2010 Al Ain Aerobatic Show features some of the world’s top pilots from Bahrain, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, the UK and the USA.

The event will be Broadcasted LIVE on the internet by Airsports.tv and you can tune in to watch it here. (click on the following link) – LIVE Broadcast HERE!

Saudi Hawks @ Al Ain Aerobatic Show

The Royal Saudi Air Force Aerobatic Team – the Saudi Hawks – will perform a new, tight-formation flying routine  when they take to the skies later this month over Abu Dhabi’s ‘Oasis City’ of Al Ain.

A headline display of the seventh and largest Al Ain Aerobatic Show, which runs at Al Ain International Airport from January 27th – 30th January the Saudi Hawks will feature 24  impressive and unique patterns into their performance over Abu Dhabi’s second largest city using BAE Hawker 65 trainer jets.

The new-look routine though will retain the colourful drill which represents the Hawks’ Kingdom homeland’s national emblem – a palm tree and two swords. It is the only team in the world that draws its national emblem in such a manner.

The Saudi Hawks’ new approach is part of a reinvigorated Al Ain Aerobatic Show – the seventh and largest in the annual series with a record 22 international teams taking part.

“The Saudi Hawks new routine adds to a hugely diverse programme in which 70 percent of the aircraft taking part this year are new to the show, many of the teams are newcomers and performers are planning to demonstrate new manoeuvres and also record-breaking aerobatic attempts. The line up and programme is truly of world-class standard,” said Faisal Al Sheikh, Head-Major Events Division, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), which presents the Al Ain Aerobatic Show.

The Al Ain event is the world’s only aerobatic spectacle that combines military and civil aircraft, stunt displays and competitions. Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s oldest desert oasis settlements, the show is held under the patronage of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Saudi Hawks operate from King Faisal Air Base, Tabuk, in the north west of Saudi Arabia, close to the Jordanian border. All Saudi Hawks display pilots have flown as part of the front-line squadrons of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and must have attained a minimum of 800 hours in a jet. The team’s support staff is drawn from a wide variety of RSAF backgrounds and plays a crucial role in keeping the Saudi Hawks flying.

The 2010 Al Ain Aerobatic Show features some of the world’s top pilots from Bahrain, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, the UK and the USA.

Don’t forget you can watch the Al Ain Aerobatic Show LIVE on the internet on Airsports.tv (Click on the link to go straight to the live broadcasting page).

An oldie, but a goldie at Al Ain Aerobatic Show

Miss Demeanour, a vintage Hawker Hunter aircraft with eye-catching livery, looks set to be the ‘belle of the ball’ as she makes her Middle Eastern debut at this month’s Al Ain Aerobatic Show.

For the first time in Emirates. Miss Demeanour’s owner Jonathon Whaley, an ex-Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm pilot, will be showing off the single seat, high speed civilianised jet fighter to crowds at the show, the Middle East’s premier aerobatics event, when it takes to the skies over Al Ain International Airport from January 27-30.

Miss Demeanour’s flight routine will remain under wraps until Whaley (a veteran pilot who started flying in 1965) inspects the Al Ain site. “My displays are only planned ahead in a broad brush aspect, unless I have flown the display site regularly,” he explained. “I have a selection of manoeuvres that I link together depending on the display site, but my routines will also change depending on whether or not the display starts on take-off and ends on landing, or an overhead arrival and then departing after the display.” Miss Demeanour will appear on all four days of the show – the eighth in the series, flying against the backdrop of one of the world’s oldest desert oasis settlements. She will join the biggest ever line-up in the history of the event with 23 international teams taking part.

“She’s a classic British Jet Fighter in a paint scheme that I designed to show off the beautiful lines of this historic aircraft marque. I will fly her with gusto and, I hope, demonstrate just how much I enjoy flying her, in the hope that my level of enjoyment is matched by the audience,” said Whaley.

Miss Demeanour’s name, said Whaley, “came out of the blue many years ago when I promised myself my first warbird would have a name and I enjoyed the double meaning. It’s not a felony to paint a Hunter so colourfully – it’s just a ‘Miss Demeanour’!”

Don’t forget about the LIVE Broadcasting  of the Al Ain Aerobatic Show 2010 on http://airsports.tv starting on 29th of January!

Daily tickets for the show Dhs40 per adult and Dhs25 for children between three and 10 years. Children under the age of three get in free. They can be bought via www.timeouttickets.com or from a special Toll Free hotline: 800 4669.

Viper Jet Team to perform at Al Ain Aerobatic Show

The Viper Jet Team, based in the UK will perform at the 2010 Al Ain Aerobatic Show for tausands of people. The Team is formed by Chris Heames, Dan Arlett, Gerald Williams and Mark Petrie. Powered by a Rolls Royce VIPER 535 turbojet engine, the BAC 167 is flown by the Viper Pilots easily. The aircraft it’s manoeuvreable and capable of speeds up to 450 mph !!! The Vipers made a great video for you guys as a demonstration of their skills. Watch below:

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You can see Viper Jet Team LIVE on http://airsports.tv/alainaerobaticshowlive.asp

Participating teams at Al Ain Aerobatic Show 2010

Hello air sports fans! We are glad to announce the teams’ list for this year’s Al Ain Aerobatic Show. You will get the chance to see teams from 14 countries in this air show. Here they are:

BREITLING, France – The world’s only professional civilian flight team performing on 7 jets.

AERO GP – Andy Bickmore, Castor Fantoba, Nigel Hopkins, Smokey Young and Zoltan Veres – Cutting-edge motor sports display involving high-performance airplanes racing and competing.

VIPER JET TEAM, from United Kingdom – 5 ship formation. 4 flying and 1 static.

WEFLY,  Italy – The only handicap team in the world –3 ship – Multi Athletics and Sports Champions.

JACQUIE WARDA – USA
The only female pilot at Al Ain interact with children and women at schools and public venues.

METEOR- United Kingdom – For the first time in this event. One of the 1st Jets built to RAF. 2 only left in the World

THE WIZARDS from South Africa – Aerobatic Team. South Africans The Wizards have a new display for this year with a parachute team-3 ship formation.

ALI OZTURK – Turkey – A classic pilot with a good style. Number one in Turkey.

PILATUS – Switzerland – turbo-prop trainer for military use – top performance and a regular sponsor

ZOLTAN VERES TEAM, Hungary – Romania – Top pilot brings a new display to Al Ain Aerobatic Show 2010.

DRAZEN WINGSUIT – Croatia – First time in Al Ain. Low altitude Base Jump display.

HAWKER HUNTER – United Kingdom – A very powerful jet for the first time in Middle East!

FALLAND GNAT- United Kingdom – Powerful super sonic jet used by the Reds before the Hawk.

Radio Control – International  – UAE & Germany

UAE AF & ARMED FORCES, UAE – The UAEAF have confirmed their strong participation in 2010 after a 3 years withdrawal.

ABU DHABI POLICE AIRWING, UAE – It’s their first time ever at Al Ain Aerobatic Show.

FAZZA SKY TEAM DUBAI CROWN PRINCE TEAM, UAE – Paramotors ,base jump – Delta

ROYAL BAHRAINI AF,UAE – It’s their first participation at Al Ain Aerobatic Show.

These are the teams participating at the AL Ain Aerobatic Show 2010 so far. Will come up with news soon. Meanwhile you can visit the LIVE page here http://airsports.tv/alainaerobaticshowlive.asp