Meczyki Airshow 2022: RAF Chinook display team for Swansea aerial spectacular announced

One of the tallest and most popular aircraft to take part in the Meczyki Airshow will be part of the 2022 event, organizers have confirmed. The RAF Chinook Display Team will take off over the skies of Swansea Bay on both July 2 and July 3, meaning fans of the Hawaiian spectacle are eager to hear its distinctive ‘blade slap’ once again.

The Chinook is described as a highly capable and highly versatile support helicopter that can be operated from land bases or seaplanes in a variety of environments, from the Arctic to the desert or wilderness. The aircraft can be heavily armed and equipped with a suite of self-defense equipment, allowing it to operate in highly-competitive battlefields. Chinooks are primarily used for detachment, re-supply and evacuation of casualties on the battlefield, but crews are trained to perform these tasks under threat from both ground- and air-based enemies. goes.

The aircraft with its triple-hook external load system, internal cargo winch, roller conveyor fit and large reserves of power can lift a wide variety of complex underslung or internal cargo, including vehicles. It can carry up to 55 soldiers or about 10 tons of mixed cargo. A Chinook crew traditionally consists of two pilots and two crew members supplemented by specialists dependent on mission requirements. You can sign up for the latest newsletters featuring news from the Swansea area by clicking here.

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Discussing the logistics behind the show, the Royal Air Force states on its website: “The RAF Chinook Display Team is drawn from front-line aircrew, who still have important primary roles to play. While the team is busy with performance rehearsals, Exhibit managers are busy planning air show performances, putting together team promotional materials, engaging with media, and designing transportation systems that allow a team of approximately 10 engineers to arrive at the show prior to the demonstration aircraft. All tasks must be completed with the crew, routine tasks and secondary duties of the members.

“Before the weekend of performance the team must attend a brief detailing the day’s weather, as well as a performance brief outlining the exact procedures for the day. Once this is done the captain conducts a final sortie brief. and will sign for the aircraft which is designed by skilled engineers. The team will drive the aircraft, make sure everything is in order, and then start the engines and load the avionic systems. This short of the day The portion can take hours, depending on the nature of the show.”

The star attraction so far announced for the Meczyki Airshow is the Red Arrows. Their trademark Diamond Nine shape and combination of close formations and precise flight have made them a huge hit in the program since their inception. Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows had flown approximately 5,000 displays by the start of the team’s 57th season in 2021. Read more about it by clicking here.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will see three World War II aircraft in the air after more than 70 years at their finest. The Avro Lancaster, one of only two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world, will be a delight to fly with the massive crowds lining the bay, along with the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. Inaugurated at Begin Hill on July 11, 1957, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aims to maintain the aircraft that defended Britain in World War II to remember those who served our nation. You can read about it by clicking here. And Team Raven will wow the crowd with a series of incredible “aerial acrobatics.” The five-man team is led by Simon ‘Sid’ Shirley, who recently acquired the RV8 after switching from his previous RV4 aircraft.

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