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Old 29th Jun 2008, 19:16   #1 (permalink)

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2008 Quebec International Airshow - RAF Red Arrows

YouTube - 2008 Quebec International Airshow - RAF Red Arrows

Absolutely stunning in the sunset commentary in French, lasts 30 mins

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YouTube - Red Arrows Display Over New York City

They have done us proud as always.

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Old 29th Jun 2008, 20:11   #2 (permalink)
 
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looks like they all had someone in the back, isn't that unusual during a public display?
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Thumbs up Le Excellance !!

Le Grand Reds, magnifique !!!

(apologies for any anglais mis-spellings)

The Reds are No 1, everyone else is just practicing

Go to it Reds, great as ever.
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Old 29th Jun 2008, 21:23   #4 (permalink)
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They were superb. Well done the lads.
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As always - the best. Waddington next Saturday, boys?
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The show on 13 June was a practice hence they were given permission to fly back seat pax.
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I would sell my soul for an opportunity to fly back seat during a display like that. Go Red Arrows!
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Old 30th Jun 2008, 08:04   #8 (permalink)

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The display looked really good, well done the Reds!

Pax were banned when the Reds had Gnats, after a pal of mine and his pax was killed some years ago, during a Reds practice (1977 I think). BOI thought the pax's knee possibly knocked the flap lever, causing them to retract; unfortunately the flap settings were critical in some manoeuvres.

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Sat in the back of a Red's display at Shobden while they had Gnats ('77 or so). Vivid memories of the stick flailing around during the 4 point rolls. Driver let me fly it back to Shawbury in formation (very brave of him).
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And RIP Denis Hazell - a great instructor and a fine pilot.
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Old 30th Jun 2008, 14:55   #11 (permalink)
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looks like they all had someone in the back
- in my day, they would have been the Snowbirds in all probability, with a 'recip' on their practice.

ShyTorque - I had the sad task of dropping back into Steve's position in spring '78. How is ?Polly? ?
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Old 30th Jun 2008, 19:55   #12 (permalink)
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That has to be the best display the Reds have done!

It was sheer brilliance. The nine reforms were outstanding.

Well done guys. That's given the world of formation aeros something to aspire to.
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To be fair, that was a superb display.

I often see them at Scampton, but there really is a heightened sense of grace about that one.

The failing light added to the feeling I think.
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I normally think the Reds are a pretty mudane display, but, 'Hats off Fellas', that was really good! Well Done. Certainly the best I've seen for quite a few years....... Best of luck for the rest of the season.

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