Take-off of the Pilatus PC-9M from the Croatian Air Force "Krila Oluje" (Wings of Storm) at the RIAT 2016, RAF Fairford (UK)
The Krila Oluje (Wings of Storm) is the Croatian Air Force and Air Defence aerobatic display team. Its task is the presentation of the skill, discipline, and teamwork of the Croatian Air Force. The Croatian Air Force's Krila Oluje aerobatic team flies six examples of the Pilatus PC-9M turboprop trainer. They hail from the 93rd Air Base at Zemunik, otherwise known as Zadar Airport. A first public performance was given in 2004, and the following year the team name was officially bestowed in recognition of the 10th anniversary of Operation 'Oluje' (Storm), a crucial and decisive battle in Croatia's fight for independence. Since 2009 a six-ship formation has been mounted. Seventeen examples of the Swiss-designed and built PC-9M are in Croatian service as advanced trainers, making it the air arm's most numerous type.
At the RIAT 2016 Krila Oluje won "King Hussein Memorial Sword" award for the Best overall demonstration.
The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July,
usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
The show typically attracts a total of 150.000 to 160.000 spectators over the weekend.