Tucano home-coming!

This year will see a home-coming from a Northern Ireland built aircraft! The Shorts Tucano will be returning to Northern Ireland and Ireland in 2019

The Tucano will display in Newcastle (June 22nd) Bray (July 27th & 28th) and Portrush (1st September)

Built just up the road in Shorts Belfast, it has been used as a trainer by the RAF since 1989 and was adapted from the Ebraer Tucano which was designed and built in Brazil.

The Tucano, as well as the display team is in service with 72 squadron at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and provides training for pilots before moving on to the RAF Hawk T2.

The Tucano replaced the RAF Jet Provost as the RAF Trainer And this year sadly marks its last ever year in service, so this may be your last ever chance to see a Belfast built aircraft display!

 

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I really look forward to seeing the Tucano Display in 2019! The display in 2014 was very enjoyable and it is great they get one last display season to go out on!

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