Dramatic behind-the-scenes aerial footage of the Royal International Air Tattoo 2012 features in a soon-to-be-aired episode of the hit Sky1 HD documentary Inside RAF Brize Norton.
The series, filmed by dai4films, marks the first time a documentary film crew has been granted round-the-clock access to one of the RAF’s biggest and busiest RAF bases.
Episode six features the role RAF Brize Norton played in the 2012 Air Tattoo, sending five aircraft from the RAF’s heavylift and air-to-air refuelling fleets for a unique flypast.
A VC-10, TriStar, A330 Voyager, C-17 Globemaster and C-130 Hercules were joined by an Airbus Military A400M for a flypast representing the past, present and future of the RAF’s airlift capability.
Programme makers focused on C-17 co-pilot Flight Lieutenant Annabel Bacon, from 99 Sqn, as she takes part in an airshow for the first time.
She said: „I volunteered for RIAT because it’s completely different. Every squadron has a different way of doing things so it was interesting to see everybody come together for the flypast.”
The programme said it cost about £5.5 million to fully train up an RAF pilot and that it was at events such as the Air Tattoo that the public could get to see the results.
Air Tattoo Chief Executive Tim Prince said: „Whilst our emphasis is always on delivering first class entertainment for the public, the Air Tattoo also plays an important role in providing the Royal Air Force with a platform on which to demonstrate to the world the immense professionalism and capabilities of its servicemen and women.”
„We are very grateful to everyone at RAF Brize Norton for their continued support, particularly those working behind the scenes and in our volunteer teams who do so alongside their ongoing operational commitments.”
Episode six of Inside RAF Brize Norton can be seen on Sky1 HD on Thursday, January 9 at 8pm.
Source / Author: Air Tattoo