Saudi Arabia's Royal Air Force To Participate In Malta International Airshow

They hold a Guinness World Record for their insane aerobatics

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For the first time in Malta, the Royal Saudi Air Force will be participating in the Malta International Airshow for the show's 25th edition. The aerobatic team division of the Air Force, known as the Saudi Hawks, have been flying for 19 years, and have managed to scoop up a couple of awards in the meantime... including a Guinness World Records.

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The Saudi Hawks team was established all the way back in 1998 to celebrate the nation's 100 year anniversary, and consists of seven specifically-modified BAE Hawk Mk65 aircrafts, fitted of course with smoke generators. 

They've performed all over the Middle East, but have recently also impressed crowds in the United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Belgium and Greece. To this day, they also hold the Guinness World Record for the largest sky drawing, where the seven planes used their onboard coloured smoke generators to draw their logo in the skies.

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The Saudi Hawks are the third aerobatic team to be confirmed for the 25th edition of the Malta International Airshow, which has also confirmed the participation of the Turkish Stars and the Swiss PC-7 Teams. 

The show will feature over 40 different aircraft participating in the static and flying displays, with the list so far featuring seven different countries participating.

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The 25th Malta International Airshow is being held between the 23rd and 24 of of September, and will be spread over different places around the island.

The general public is being invited to visit the Air Show grounds in Luqa, where they can watch the various aircraft from a close distance, actually enter in some, and meet pilots, engineers and crew. The entrance fee for that will be €10, with children and teens up till 14 years of age entering for free when accompanied by a paying adult. 

In the afternoon, the aerial display will be held in front of Smart City in Xgħajra, and this is of course absolutely free. This is where people all over Malta will be trying to find the best vantage point to witness the show and snap some photos of the Saudi Hawks among others, using the event's official #MAS25 tag.

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David Grech Urpani

Sarcastically ironic, Dave is a recovering hipster musician with a penchant for chicken, women's clothes and Kanye.

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