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Flying red arrows at Biggin Hill

by James Wood Wed 9 July 2014, 3:52 pm

A sell-out crowd attended Biggin Hill Airport's Festival of Flight last month, which featured formation sequences and crossover displays by Hawk jets.

Bromley mayor Julian Bennington presents a plaque to the leader of The Red Arrows team

The jets were flown by the RAF aerobatic team, The Red Arrows – the main event of the day. Second world war fighter planes – the Spitfire and Hurricane – were also flown, a presentation by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Other flying demonstrations included two 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplanes and a battle simulation between a Hurricane from the airport’s Heritage Hanger and a Messerschmitt Bf 109 of the German wartime Luftwaffe.

Deputy mayor of London, Victoria Borwick and Councillor Julian Bennington, the newly elected mayor of Bromley attended the event. Borwick called The Red Arrows team "the pride of our nation, representing the very best of British skills and expertise".

Will Curtis, managing director of Biggin Hill Airport, said: We were delighted to have this opportunity to open the airport for so many from the local community and for such a special occasion.”

Red Arrows ready for lift-off. Image by Keith Larby.

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