The Black Eagles team was spotted flying over Sussex this morning and is is due to fly at the Royal International Air Tattoo this weekend.
The Black Eagles in there T-50 aircrafts are the national display team Republic of Korea Air Force
A Korean Display Pilot told the RAF
“The Black Eagles are delighted to be back in the UK and have fond memories of their 2012 visit to the Waddington Airshow. This tour provides an opportunity for the Republic of Korea to show their gratitude to the UK veterans that fought in the Korean war between 1950 and 1953, where many lost their lives. The tour may be the last chance to show due respect and gratitude toward the UK veterans who may have may now be in their 90s.”
The 53rd Air Demonstration Group, nicknamed the Black Eagles, is the flight display team of the Republic of Korea Air Force based at Wonju, Gangwon Province. The Black Eagles’ T-50B is painted in yellow, white, and black. It is equipped with an internal smoke generation system which creates a thick smoke trail.
The Black Eagles group demonstrates organized teamwork and sophisticated flight skills. The display is composed of about 30 aerobatic manoeuvres.
The team has a total of eight aircraft in formation. Formations with 4~8 aircraft usually show grandeur and sophistication at the same time. One to four plane manoeuvres show thrills and excitement. During an aerobatics display, pilots experience forces up to 4 to 5 g’s, and when performing the aerobatic manoeuvre ‘Maximum manoeuvre’, forces up to 9 g (the structural limit of the aircraft).