RED ARROWS BANK OVER PENARTH EN ROUTE TO WESTON AIR DISPLAY

Banking hard over Penarth and Cardiff Bay this afternoon the sudden appearance of the Red Arrows came as a welcome surprise

Banking hard over Penarth and Cardiff Bay this afternoon the sudden appearance of the Red Arrows on this side of the Bristol Channel came as a welcome surprise

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.

Seven Hawks overflying Weston Super Mare today - 10 miles from Penarth. The other two aircraft were involved in a separate stunt of their own

Seven Hawks overflying Weston Super Mare pier today – 10 miles from Penarth. The other two aircraft left white smoke trails as they took up positions for a separate stunt

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.

Photographed from Penarth - 10 milesw away - the size of the smoke loop created by the Arrows is apparent. A tail end Charlie Hawk is in the left of the final picture accelerating to join the rest of the pack

Photographed from Penarth – 10 miles away – the size of the smoke loop over Weston Super Mare created by the Arrows is apparent. A tail-end-Charlie can just be seen in the  left of the final picture accelerating to join the rest of the pack.

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 catch-up Hawk weaves a smoke trail around the exhausts of his colleagues as the team complete the display and head back to Cardiff

The catch-up Hawk weaves a smoke trail around the exhausts of his colleagues as the team complete the display and head back to Cardiff

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 .

 

 

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