A Lithuanian Air Force Mi-8 helicopter will makes its UK debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo in July.
Such was the success of the Lithuanians’ visit to the Tattoo last year, when they sent an Antonov An-26 and an L-39, that they have asked to return again.
The Russian-built Mi-8 transportation and search & rescue helicopter was last seen in 2003 when the Latvian Air Force brought one to RAF Fairford.
Also confirmed for static display are a Royal Jordanian Air Force C-130H and a Royal Danish Navy Westland Lynx, which is used in search & rescue operations.
The first aircraft confirmed for the flying display are the four Extra 300s of the Royal Jordanian Falcons. The Jordanians have been staunch supporters of the Tattoo ever since the late King Hussein succeeded Group Capt Sir Douglas Bader as Patron in 1982.