Red Arrows wow crowds with stunning aces high display

The Red Arrows split while trailing the famous red, white and blue smoke as they are pictured manoeuvering ahead of a Dakota C-47A Skytrain

The Red Arrows split while trailing the famous red, white and blue smoke as they are pictured manoeuvering ahead of a Dakota C-47A Skytrain

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SKIES across Wallingford played host to an amazing Red Arrows display.

While RAF Benson keep their annual Families’ Day a private event “due to security and insurance considerations”, it didn’t stop dozens of locals taking photos and videos as the famous formation flew over the base.

Other planes were also put on show, including the Spitfire, Tutor, Hercules, Hawk, Sea Fire, Chipmunk, Jet Provost and the Thales Wildcats.

Oceanographer Lyndsey Webb, of Ipsden, said: “I watched the whole Red Arrows display, but I missed the other planes, unfortunately. I saw them all flying in and doing all of their different manoeuvres. It was very impressive, they flew so close together.”

Simon Hack, 30, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, spotted the planes from his office in Hithercroft Road. The design engineer for TeamMate caught part of the display on camera and said: “We were stood outside our offices and they just went over.

“It was really cool, especially the coloured smoke.

“I was on holiday this time last year but apparently they do it every year. I’d never seen it before.”

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8:53am Sat 26 Jul 14

Myron Blatz says...

Does anyone know the levels of pollution from low-flying military jet-aircraft into the environment? Apparently, military aircraft are not subject to the same levels of scrutiny and regulation for air and environmental pollution as their civil aviation cousins.
Does anyone know the levels of pollution from low-flying military jet-aircraft into the environment? Apparently, military aircraft are not subject to the same levels of scrutiny and regulation for air and environmental pollution as their civil aviation cousins. Myron Blatz
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2:28am Sun 27 Jul 14

CtrlAltTab says...

And?
And? CtrlAltTab
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