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More International Participation Confirmed for Scampton Airshow

Published: 02 May 2017   updated: 09 May 2017

Giving the already impressive line-up a further international flavour, the French Alpha Jet solo display team has confirmed their participation at Scampton Airshow this September.

Currently the Alpha Jet's only scheduled UK display date, those visiting Scampton Airshow will be lucky enough to witness the striking light attack jet in action.

The Alpha Jet, developed originally by French manufacturer Dassault-Breguet and West German firm Dornier, first flew in 1973. It is a twin-engine advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft that has served with countries around the world from Togo to Thailand.

Airshow Director, Paul Sall is delighted to announce such an internationally renowned display team will be joining the line-up 'The flying display at this year's inaugural airshow is shaping up to be quite the spectacle. To add the stunning Alpha Jet solo display is outstanding and they are sure to keep families and jet enthusiasts happy!'

The Alpha Jet remains in service with several air arms, France being the biggest current operator. The Alpha Jet is the mount of the Patrouille de France display team and at this year's Scampton Airshow an Alpha Jet E will be taking part in the flying display on both days of the airshow.

Scampton Airshow tickets can only be purchased in advance at Tickets are priced at £39 with all under 16s able to enjoy the airshow free when accompanied by an adult ticket-holder.

The Scampton Airshow, staged in aid of the RAF Charitable Trust, will be held at RAF Scampton - the Lincolnshire home of the Red Arrows - from September 9-10. The diverse, family-friendly event will encompass an impressive five-hour flying display, complemented by an array of entertainment on the ground, from a nostalgic Vintage Village through to interactive and engaging STEM exhibits in the Techno Zone.

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