The Republic of Korea Air Force’s national aerobatic team, the Black Eagles, have unveiled a new tail scheme to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of their national air arm.

The scheme (pictured above) features a large ’70’ with a yin-yang-like symbol in the centre of the ‘0’. The tail also has “since 1949” and “ROKAF T-50” written in both Korean and English underneath, as pictured below.

The Black Eagles’ new scheme to celebrate the RoKAF’s 70th Anniversary. Image – RoKAF.

The scheme is to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the RoKAF, having been established in 1949. The Black Eagles are a part of the 53rd Air Demonstration Group, based at Wonju Air Base in the Gangwon Province. The team was formed on 12 December 1994, displaying as a flight of six Cessna A-37B Dragonfly light attack aircraft. After the Seoul Airshow in 2007, the team transitioned onto the T-50 (later T-50B) Golden Eagle and expanded its size from six aircraft to eight.

By Khalem Chapman [02/02/2019]