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2018 RAF Chinook Display Team
Have you ever wondered what life is like on an operational RAF base? Have you ever thought about the amount of work that goes on behind closed doors when preparing a display for the upcoming season? Or how about the amount of planning and time that goes into each and every airshow appearance?
Aviation Highlights is in an unprecedented position this year to bring you answers to all of the above and much, much more. Join us as we go behind the scenes to bring you the story of the 2018 RAF Chinook Display Team in the RAF’s centenary year.
Towards the end of the display season the Chinook Display Team offered their supporters the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have thought of over the course of the season. The Chinook Display Captain, Flt Lt Stu Kynaston, has answered a selection of these below. Why is the Chinook Display never on the […]
Written and photographed by Tom Mercer and Flt Lt Andy Donovon | 16th May 2018 Helmets adorned with custom designs are a relatively common thing to behold in the world of military aviation, especially in the display world, but few come in as elaborate a form as the 2018 Chinook Display helmets and even less […]
Written and photographed by Tom Mercer | 11th May 2018 Planning for the 2018 RAF Chinook Display Team started much earlier than usual, with the first discussions and decisions being made as early as December 2017. The team were keen to make sure that all the administrative work was completed as soon as possible so […]
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Over the past five years, Tom Mercer has been lucky enough to produce work for a number of national outlets including Forces TV, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. During 2015, Tom worked closely with personnel of RAF Odiham to create a piece of work that clearly illustrated the role of the Chinook Crewman and this article was published in Issue 3 of ‘LZDZ, Journal of the Joint Helicopter Command’, last November. To find out more, visit Tom Mercer Photography.
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