Voyager top attraction at RIAT 2015

The latest RAF Voyager proved a top attraction at a sell-out RIAT 2015.


An RAF Voyager was a star attraction at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2015 this weekend [17-19 July].

The largest aircraft at the show, thousands of airshow spectators were given the chance to get on board and experience the comfort in which the UK Armed Forces now travel.

Voyager ZZ341 arrived at the show with just 27 flying hours on the airframe and joins as the second 'surge' fleet aircraft in the future strategic tanker aircraft (FSTA) programme.

Mirroring the Whole Force approach of the real Voyager operation, RAF pilots, Mission Systems Operators, cabin crew and engineers were joined by AirTanker pilots and engineers to man the aircraft for the weekend.

Among the crew showing the public the Voyager KC2 is Sergeant Andy Emberton, an MSO with 10 Squadron. Talking to RAF News, he said, “We’re showing the general public what the Voyager is doing and is able to do in support of combat operations around the world.

“On board the public are able to view a video which explains how the RAF secures UK airspace, a vital operational role which Voyager supports all day every day. We’re always ready.”

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20 July 2015