The RAF display team the Red Arrows overflew Penarth and Cardiff Bay today en route from Cardiff Airport to Weston Super Mare, Somerset on the other side of the Bristol Channel.
The Red Arrows were taking part in the annual Weston Air Show weekend which continues tomorrw – although the Red Arrows were only scheduled to fly today.
In less that ideal weather conditions – and at a distance of over 10 miles – it wasn’t really possible for aviation enthusiasts to see much from Penarth. There had been disappointment on this side of the Bristol Channel last week when the team had had to cancel its scehduled display at Barry Island.
Despite mist and cloud the team managed to carry out much of their new programme of aerobatic maouevers devised for the 2016 summer season including the familiar loop formation defined by a smoke trail – during which one of the aircraft separated during a “singleton” part of the display had to fly at top speed to catch up with the pack completing the loop.
The Red Arrows will be spending the night at Cardiff Airport before taking off for RAF Cosford in Shropshire where they will be flying a display tomorrow afternoon .