Malta International Airshow: Turkish Stars for the First Time in Malta

Friday, June 23, 2017, 14:21

The renowned Turkish aerobatic team, The Turkish Stars be showing off their magnifi-cence in the Maltese skies for the first time ever in the history of the Malta International Airshow.

The team performs its displays with 8 supersonic fighter jets, the Canadair NF-5s, which had been obtained from the Royal Netherlands Air Force. This makes the Turkish Stars one of the very few National aerobatics teams to perform with supersonic aircraft, and the only one with formations of eight supersonic jets. Twelve F-5s are available to the team. The team makes use of C-130 Hercules , C-160 Transall or the newly acquired Airbus A400M support aircraft, as support aircraft. The Team is stationed at the Konya Air Base of 3rd Main Jet Base Group Command.

The Mission of the Turkish Stars is to represent the Turkish Air Force on a National and International platform, and also to represent the Republic of Turkey abroad. The team was formed on November 7, 1992 and was named the Turkish Stars on January 11, 1993.

Coincidentally this year the team is also celebrating its 25th year making the debut much more something to look forward to, as we celebrate this prestigious milestone together.

The team was originally scheduled to feature in the 2014 edition but due to last minute changes their participation had to be postponed.

The Malta Aviation Society, organisers of the Malta International Airshow is honoured and thrilled with to host the Turkish Air Force Aerobatic Team, Turkish Stars.

The Malta International Airshow will be held on the 23rd and 24th of September 2017. The static display and pilot meet-and-greet will be held at the Airport, while the flying display can be best viewed from Smart City Malta.

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