Airshow Dispatches S06E11: Dubai Airshow

Highlights from the Dubai Airshow, the ultimate east-meets-west aviation showdown. The latest fighter aircraft from various nations featured, including the USA’s F-15EX/QA and F-35A Lightning II, China’s J-10C, France’s Rafale C and Russia’s Su-35. There was also a world-first showdown between Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder and India’s Tejas.

The UAE contributed their F-16E and Mirage 2000 displays, as well as the Al Fursan Al Emarat aerobatic team flying the MB-339. We also got a glimpse into the future, with a solo display by their incoming aircraft, the L-15 Falcon. Other big aerobatic teams included August 1st/Ba Yi, the Russian Knights, Frecce Tricolori and the Sarang Display Team.

Commercial aviation was represented by the 777X and A350 in the flying display.

00:02United States Qatar QEAF/Boeing F-15QA Ababil
00:06China PLAAF August 1st (x3 J-10CY, x3 J-10SY)
00:13United Arab Emirates UAEAF F-16E Desert Falcon
00:17United Arab Emirates UAEAF Mirage 2000-9
00:22United Arab Emirates UAEAF Fursan Al Emarat (x7 MB-339A)
00:31China L-15A Falcon
00:34Pakistan PAF JF-17A Thunder Block-II
00:37India IAF LCA Tejas Mk.1
00:40India IAF Sarang (x4 ALH Dhruv Mk.1)
00:46United States Boeing 777-9
00:50France Airbus A350-1000
00:53Russian Federation VKS Russian Knights (x6 Su-35S)
01:02Russian Federation Russian Helicopters Ka-52 Alligator
01:05Korea, Republic of KAI Light Armed Helicopter
01:07United States USAF F-16C Fighting Falcon
01:09United States USAF F-35A Lightning II
01:15France AAE Rafale C F-3R
01:20Italy AMI Frecce Tricolori (x9 AT-339PAN)