Red Arrows return to National Airshow for 51st time

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THE FAMOUS Red Arrows will return to Scotland’s National Airshow for the 51st time in July.

For the first time, all five RAF display teams will be represented, and will perform alongside a line-up of spectacular air displays from aircraft of all eras.

Synonymous with precision flying, dramatic formations and loops and rolls, the Red Arrows will headline this summer’s show on the 25th July.

Visitors to the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune, East Lothian, will also be wowed by the RAF’s supersonic Typhoon – a powerful combat aircraft that can fly at twice the speed of sound.

The Red Arrows will headline the airshow
The Red Arrows will headline the airshow

 

Tickets go on sale today, 19 March 2015, and are available at special early bird prices until 10 July.

The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will comprise iconic heritage aircraft the Spitfire, the Lancaster and the Hurricane, which will take to the skies above the historic military airfield at East Fortune.

Perhaps the most famous aircraft of all time, the Spitfire is considered to be the most successful fighter plane ever made, while airworthy Hurricanes are very rare, with only six surviving in the UK.

The RAF Hawk Display Team will make their first appearance at East Fortune, demonstrating their flying prowess and professional excellence in an aerial display featuring two Hawks.

Gravity-defying 

 

To complete the RAF line-up, the RAF Tutor Display Team will perform a solo tutor flight, executing gravity-defying barrel rolls, loops and vertical stalls for the crowds.

Steve McLean, General Manager at the National Museum of Flight, said: “We’re glad to host five different displays by the RAF and to welcome back the Red Arrows to East Fortune this summer. Exhilarating entertainment in the sky, coupled with an exciting programme of activities for spectators on the ground, makes this one of the best family days out in Scotland.”

Located at East Fortune, a military airfield dating back to the First World War, the National Museum of Flight will be open for visitors to explore. Highlights include Scotland’s supersonic Concorde, Fortunes of War, which tells the stories of those that served at East Fortune, and Fantastic Flight, full of interactive exhibits and family fun. On the ground, there will be a range of family entertainment and activities, and food and drink.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 19 March 2015 and can be purchased online or by calling 0300 123 6789, and at the gate on the day. Discounts are available for advance booking. Further details can be found at www.nms.ac.uk/airshow.

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