Tag: aerobatics

New Zealand A-4s Flew Crazy Formation Rolls While “Plugged-In” To A Buddy Tanker

Demonstration teams are fixture of modern military aviation, performing routines at airshows and other events to help with recruitment and otherwise just promote engagement between the service that operates the aircraft and the public. These units typically draw on the skills of expert pilots to perform often iconic routines with unique or otherwise impressive aerobatic maneuvers. A prime example of this is the “plugged-in” barrel roll that Royal New Zealand Air Force’s now-retired A-4K Skyhawks used to perform.