Continuing the Waddington International Airshow theme, an undoubted highlight of that show was the display of power and vigour given by Captain S.Yalın Ahbab in the Turkish Air Force ‘SOLOTURK’ F-16C.
The ebullient Captain’s character shows through in his display routine, which includes a roll directly after take-off. This was the sole UK appearance by SOLOTURK, a young team which began displaying in 2010. It is operated by 141st Squadron Command from the 4th Main Jet Base Command, Ankara-Akinci, and operates a stunningly-schemed ‘Viper’ plus a spare jet with minor detailing. Hopefully the team will visit the UK more frequently in the future.