Raytheon T-6A Texan II (036) from the Hellenic Air Force (Greek Air Force) "Daedalus" Demo Team at the RIAT 2019, RAF Fairford (United Kingdom)
The T-6A Aircraft Demonstration Team constitutes aims to project the work of the Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία) to the public
and rarely operates outside Greece. 2019 will be the team's debut at the Air Tattoo.
The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II is a single-engine turboprop aircraft built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (which became Hawker Beechcraft and later Beechcraft Defense Company, and was bought by Textron Aviation in 2014). A trainer aircraft based on the Pilatus PC-9, the T-6 has replaced the Air Force's Cessna T-37B Tweet and the Navy's T-34C Turbo Mentor. The T-6A is used by the United States Air Force for basic pilot training and Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training, the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps for primary and intermediate Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training, and by the Royal Canadian Air Force (CT-156 Harvard II designation), Greek Air Force, Israeli Air Force (with the "Efroni" nickname), and Iraqi Air Force for basic flight training. The T-6B is the primary trainer for United States Student Naval Aviators (SNAs). The T-6C is used for training by the Mexican Air Force, Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Moroccan Air Force, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
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.