Salisbury AFD: Red Arrows to perform flypast

Salisbury AFD: Red Arrows to perform flypast

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 10:33am 28th June 2019. (Updated at 12:09pm 28th June 2019)

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The RAF's aerobatic display team is set to wow the crowds gathered for Saturday's parade in the city centre.

It'll be a case of eyes to the skies on the 29th June as the world famous Red Arrows perform their flypast.

The parade starts at 9.45 am and the famous red planes will fly over Salisbury's Guildhall at 10.02am.

Red Arrows
The iconic planes will perform a flypast over the city centre.

AIRSHOW:

For those heading to Hudson's Field on Saturday the skies will be filled with the sound of iconic and historic aircraft.

The build up to the display starts at 1.30pm on the main stage.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE?

Apache attack helicopter from Middle Wallop, designed to hunt and destroy tanks.

Apache
The Apache attack helicopter can detect up to 256 potential targets in seconds.

An Auster built in 1961 and also based at Middle Wallop.

A Scout, a type of surveillance plane used from 1963 to the late 80s.

A Sioux, an early military helicopter used in the Korean War which any fans of the TV series M*A*S*H will recognise!

Two Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopters used for light transport, training and light attack duties.

The Navy Wings' Sea Fury, a twin seat fighter trainer.

BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT:

One of the most anticipated parts of the display will include three historic and world famous planes from World War Two.

A Lancaster, the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber.

A Hurricane, the classic fighter played a major part in achieving victory in 1945.

A Spitfire, the iconic plane played a key role in World War Two with over 20,000 built.

Spitfire
Expect to see an iconic Spitfire above Hudson's Field.Photo Credit: Spencer Mulholland.

PARACHUTE DISPLAY TEAMS:

The RAF parachute display team, The Falcons,will officially start Saturday's event at Hudson's Field.

They'll descend from the skies with the official Armed Forces Day flag. 

Later around 6pm they'll be another parachute display involving a team from the army and navy.

 

 

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