Al Fursan, RIAT 2012 - ©Nigel Key
The United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team, Al Fursan (The Knights) display with seven Aermacchi MB-339A jet trainer aircraft including one solo.
The paint scheme is mainly black and gold which represents the desert's golden sands and the black oil that lies beneath it.
The smoke generators produce red, green, white, and black smoke which represents the colours of the flag.
The United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic display team, Al Fursan was formed in January 2010. Eight UAE Air Force pilots were trained in July 2010 under the supervision of 'Frecce Tricolori' pilots at Rivolto Air Base in Italy.
The first public aerobatic demonstration was on 13 November 2011 during the Dubai Air Show. Al Fursan also displayed at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on 7th-8th July 2012.