The aerobatic flight demonstration team of the Republic of Korea’s Air Force has announced it will participate at the Australian International Airshow in Avalon next year.
FILE PHOTO: The Korean Black Eagles aerobatic team of the Republic of Korea Air Force. Official photo.
The Black Eagles will join the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace Defence Exposition scheduled from 28 February to 5 March 2023 at Avalon Airport in Geelong, Victoria.
According to several Asian news outlets, the visit will foster military diplomacy and promote Korean-made aircraft.
Koreas armed services had reportedly considered sending the team of 12 pilots and eight T-50B supersonic trainer jets to Avalon last year, but the show was canceled because of COVID-19.
Korea and Australia recently stepped up security cooperation, with the two countries’ air forces signing an arrangement to cooperate in air-to-air refuelling.
Black Eagles performed at the Royal International Air Tattoo in England in July, as well as appearances in Poland, Egypt (above) and the Philippines this year.