Saudi Hawks, RIAT 2011 - ©Nigel Key
The Royal Saudi Air Force aerobatic team, the Saudi Hawks, display in their Six BAE Hawk Mk.65A aircraft.
The paint scheme of the Hawk aircraft are green and white.
The Saudi Hawks were formed in June 1998 as No. 88 Squadron based at at King Abdulaziz Air Base.
The Saudi Hawks Aerobatic Team was formed in June 1998 at King Abdulaziz Air Base (Dhahran). They fly the BAE Hawk Mk.65 and 65A jet trainers.
Their first show was in January 1999 in the Saudi kingdom's capital, Riyadh, as part of Saudi Arabia's 100th anniversary celebrations. They flew at the 1999 Malta International Airshow and in February 2000 they displayed in Bahrain. From June 2002, the team toured the kingdom for four months and performed at civil and military shows. The team performed its first ever display in Europe at the Air Power 2011 in Zeltweg.
The Saudi hawks displayed in the UK for the first time in 2011 at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. They also displayed at RAF Waddington International Air Show and the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day in 2012.