Warfare in News
Posted on Friday 27th July
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team flypasts in formation are scheduled to take place over Edinburgh (12.33 hours), Belfast (13.01 hours) and Cardiff (16.21 hours), before a flypast of the Olympic Stadium and the Central London Live Sites in Victoria Park and Hyde Park at 20.12 hours to mark the start of the Opening Ceremony pre-show.
Squadron Leader Jim Turner – Red 1 – said:
'The Red Arrows are incredibly proud and excited to be part of the London 2012 Olympics. It is a huge honour for the whole Squadron to be involved in such a momentous occasion and to represent the United Kingdom at this "once in a lifetime" event.'
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The History of RAF Aerobatic Teams from 1920(Hardback - 470 pages)
by David Watkins
The Royal Air Force has long recognised the value of display flying for pilot training, prestige and recruiting purposes, and the standard of its formation aerobatic teams has always stood favourable comparison with those of air forces of other nations.
Aerobatics have always played a prominent part in RAF training. They are not performed merely to provide a spectacle for the public but are an essential step in the making of a… Read more...
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