Royal Jordanian Falcons’ 2021 European tour cancelled

AQABA | For the second year running, the Royal Jordanian Falcons’ annual European tour has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo: Adam Landau

The Jordanian national team, which uses a combination of civilian-owned Extra 330LXs and Royal Jordanian Air Force crew, is a common fixture on the European circuit, visiting the continent each year between June and September.

“For the second year in a row, and due to the international Covid-19 pandemic situation, we regret to inform our friends and fans that our 2021 European summer tour has now been cancelled,” the team said on Facebook. “We wish you all the best of health.”

In a mission to spread Jordanian goodwill, the Royal Jordanian Falcons usually fly at a mix of major airshows, such as the Royal International Air Tattoo and Athens Flying Week, as well as visiting smaller venues like the Shuttleworth Collection and Lens-Benifontaine. They are typically supported by a Royal Jordanian Air Force C-130.

In 2018, it was announced that the team would be heading to the United States on their first ever American tour. Later delayed until 2019 or 2020, the tour is yet to have taken place. It is unclear whether this remains a priority for the team after the coronavirus pandemic.