Central European premiere of Al Fursan in Sliač!

15. Juny 2017 7 Aktuality

The seven-member aerobatic group from the United Arab Emirates will be one of the tops of this year´s aviation days.

Under the auspacies of His Highness

The aerobatic group  Al Fursan (knights) sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces is pride of  the UAE Armed Forces . The name of the team expresses nobleness, professionalism and sacrifise of the UAE´s pilots. Seven aircraft  represent  the number of autonomous emirates, black and gold  symbolize golden sandy deserts and the rich oil reserves beneath it .The national flag is honoured by combination of white, green, red and gold colour produced by smoke generators as well as underside.

The top of the best

Pilots sitting in cockpits of the  Al Fursan Team have shown their mastery in the air, speed reactions, sense of team work, safety and ability to make the best decision in a short time. Before their first public appereance they passed 16-month training course under the supervision of Frecce Tricolori pilots at Rivolto Air Base in Italy. During public performances the Al Fursan Team is accompanied by the Italian Staff and their aircraft Alenia Aermacchi MB339A have underwent the same modifications in Aermacchi Venegono (MB339NAT) as are known on Frecce Tricolori aircraft.

Short history of their success

The idea of establishing the national team proudly representing the UAE Air Force and Air Defence at aviation events at home and abroad and becoming a national symbol of success  emerged in 2008. The Team was formed at the beginning of the year 2010 and on  20 January its members performed a simple flyover at the graduation ceremony for pilots and students at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College. The first public appereance was made at DubaiAirshow on 13 December 2011 and internationally they debuted in January 2012 at Bahrain International Airshow stealing the show with precision, extraordinary choreography and perfect synchronization performed in marginal weather conditions. In the same year they also debuted in Europe ( Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford).

The Al Fursan Team will perform their breathtaking display in Central European premiere in Sliač on 26 and 27 August in composition as follows:

  1. Col. Nasser Ahmad Salem Ahmad Al Obaidli (team leader),
  2. Maj. Abdulla Al Dhaheri,
  3. LtCol. Mohammad Al Swaidi,
  4. Capt. Salem Al Kaabi,
  5. Maj. Hamad Al Sheryani,
  6. Maj. Ahmed Al Menhali,
  7. LtCol. Sultan Al Kindi.


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