Red Arrows thrill Royal International Air Tattoo crowds

The Red Arrows are celebrating their 50th anniversary year.

The Red Arrows are celebrating their 50th anniversary year.

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The skies above Fairford boomed with the sound of jet engines on Saturday as the second day of the Royal International Air Tattoo wowed a sell-out crowd.

The sun was blazing for most of the day meaning all the planned displays could go ahead, much to the delight of the thousands in attendance.

People of all ages were thrilled by jet engines from around the world as well as exciting helicopter displays and some impressive manoeuvres from the gigantic Airbus.

Aerobatic display teams from as far afield as Switzerland, Poland, Italy and Jordan performed death defying stunts throughout the day.

However, the stars of the show were the Red Arrows, celebrating their 50th anniversary year.

For almost half an hour the sky was filled with the iconic red, blue and white smoke as planes came from all directions to put on a display worthy of the world’s number one aerobatic team.

RIAT chief executive Tim Prince said: “I am delighted the weather has been so good and all the hard work of the volunteers has paid off.

“It is an honour to be asked to be part of the Red Arrows 50th anniversary."

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