The airshow was impressive as ever. Display teams included the Red Arrows, Patrouille de France, Patrouille de Swiss and the Royal Jordanian Falcons. US bomber command was present with a B-52 and B-1 flying display. In the afternoon a single fly-by was made by a B-2 accompanied with three Lakenheath F-15´s. Making it's debut performance was the first operational RAF Typhoon fighter. Highlight of the airshow was the F/A-18F Super hornet based on the USS Abraham Lincoln. This multi-role fighter and attack aircraft demonstrated it's incredible manoeuvrability by flying it's entire display within the airfield boundaries.
The official 'Entente Cordiale' celebrations included a series of joint flypasts featuring aircraft from the two countries' armies, navies and air forces. The Grand finally of the day was the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. A simulated D-Day attack was shown with the aircraft present in the original attack. Earlier on the day an F-15 made a combined fly-by with a RAF Spitfire.
F-15 / P-51
Patrouille de France