Sunday, September 28, 2008

Red Arrows



Britain's Red Arrows produced a heart-stopping aerobatic display to round off the first day of the Malta Airshow yesterday afternoon.

The famous RAF team lit up the dull sky over St Paul's Bay with the elaborate manoeuvres that have made them famous throughout the world.

The Royal Air Force, celebrating its 90th anniversary, dominated the show, which included the debut in Malta of a Typhoon fighter, which opened the show.

The aircraft, which has just joined RAF fighter squadrons, demonstrated incredible manoeuvrability, turning "on a sixpence" below the grey clouds before roaring up into them, afterburners glowing.

Another well-known favourite in the afternoon was a Canadair CL-415 water bomber which skimmed the water several times, rapidly filling its huge tanks and then water bombing the bay.

Other participants in the show included the amphibian which operates the air service between Malta and Gozo, RAF Hawk and Tucano trainers and an RAF Kingair 200.

A static display at Luqa included RAF Harrier jump jets, a USAF KC135 and a Swedish C130 transport aircraft.

The Red Arrows kick off another flying display over St Paul's Bay today at 2 p.m.



Photo and information from our local online newspaper www.timesofmalta.com

8 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello You !
In france, "La Patrouille de France" has the same colours...
Nice photo, and thank You for the exlain...
Se You later...

sugarmama said...

Hi! Nice picture. Good thing pictures don't come with audio too!

Thanks for mirror thing. Emma will appreciate!

JM said...

Wow! Great capture!

babooshka said...

Yes we have them here. Excellent capture.

Luke Wiley said...

I admire the skill of those pilots! very nice!

Peter said...

Blue, red and white! You find that in many flags! In Malta, the blue comes normally from the sky!

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Mimi said...

What an amazing photo!
Malta looks like a beautiful place. Maybe someday I'll see it for myself!