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RAF 60 Second Update

What do Las Vegas, darts and cooking oil have in common? The RAF! In this episode of the RAF 60 Second Update:

- RAF aircraft arrive at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for Exercise Red Flag, one of the world’s toughest air combat exercises where RAF aviators will train with their United States and Australian counterparts, which will develop a strong operational mindset in our people

- The RAF take on the British Army in the first cross service darts match at RAF Brize Norton. Did you know that there are 54 recognised sports associations across a range of sporting disciplines in the RAF? Everyone in the RAF regardless of rank, role or ability has access to sport to support their mental and physical wellbeing. The skills you learn in sport, whether team or solo, help to prepare you for life on operations

- The 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel, or SAF, Voyager Team has been awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society Silver Medal for the first flight of a large military aircraft without fossil fuels, and the first UK flight powered by 100% SAF, which is made from waste substances like cooking oil! This is just one of the ways the RAF is actively working to reduce lifecycle carbon emissions produced by flying its aircraft. Other innovations have included a world-first, record breaking microlight flight using synthetic fuel, flying an electric aircraft at RAF Cranwell and creating fuel from genetically modified bacteria