This year sees the Royal Air Force retire their Shorts Tucano T1, from service. The Shorts Tucano entered service in June 1988 and was used to provide basic fast jet training for Royal Air force and Royal Navy pilots, teaching them the fundamental skills they will require to become fighter pilots. The current home of the Shorts Tucano is North Yorkshire at RAF Linton-on-Ouse with 72 (R) squadron. However, with the introduction of the United Kingdoms, Military Flying Training System, the Tucano T1 will be replaced by the T-6 Texan II, which also sees the training moving to RAF Valley to be alongside the advance fast jet training on the Hawk T2.
Therefore, the United Kingdom and Ireland’s Special operations Department would like to invite you to bring your military training aircraft RAF Linton-on-Ouse to say farewell to this beloved aircraft and to display their capabilities in the air.
Aircraft that are to be displayed must be or have been used for military
pilot training. General aviation will not be allowed to operate at Linton-on-Ouse for the duration of the event.