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Wales National Air Show - RAF Typhoon Display set to return to Wales Airshow 2017!

A CUTTING edge fighter jet capable of cruising at speeds of around 1,000mph without afterburners will once again be taking part in this year's Wales National Airshow.

Swansea Council can confirm that the Eurofighter Typhoon will be returning to the event this summer! Flying out of RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, Flight Lieutenant Ryan Lawton will pilot this year's Typhoon displays.

With a maximum speed of over 1,300mph, the Typhoon can reach an altitude of 55,000 feet. Measuring close to 16 metres in length, the aircraft has a wing span of over 11 metres.

Swansea University will be the event's main sponsor this year, with the Red Arrows having also confirmed their participation.

Frances Jenkins, Swansea Council's Strategic Manager for Culture, Tourism, Marketing and Events, said: "We're delighted to announce that yet another world class display team has confirmed they'll be taking part in this summer's Airshow, ensuring that we meet our objective of delivering an event that continues to meet people's expectations, year on year.

"As the council continues to work on the event's organisation behind the scenes, residents and visitors can expect more confirmations over coming weeks.

"As well as aerial displays, ground-based entertainment will also form part of the event, which is being held this summer for the third consecutive year."

The Wales Airshow is set to take place on the weekend of Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2 2017.