Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

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Re: Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

Post by Grumps » September 20th, 2014, 7:34 am

I am sure it will be good to see...we live in St Annes on Sea just 1 mile south of Blackpool Int Airport.....They are due to land at Blackpool Int. Airport at 10.25 today.... and are here till Sunday 21st for the Southport Airshow. departing at 14.15 for Rennes in France...guess its then onto Menorca Monday am
They always do a mini display over the Airport/ our House / St Annes Cricket Club...200 mts. form ours.. when they are based here.
enjoy all who see them.... :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

Post by SonBouSymey » September 22nd, 2014, 4:51 pm

What an incredible display! Had a superb day topped by free hospitality top of Hotel Port Mahon. What a view! Thank you for that ( you know who you are ). That is certainly one we owe you.

The reds came over at 2.30 sharp following some sort of long winded mock helicopter sea rescue affair. Wonderful atmosphere all round. 25 minutes of awesome flying. Well done boys! Pencil me in for next year.

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Re: Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

Post by hodghegs » September 22nd, 2014, 7:55 pm

Sounds fantastic. Can't wait to see it for myself, sadly can't holiday out of the main school holidays for the next 4 years, due to college commitments :sad:

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Re: Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

Post by Dopey Whisky » September 23rd, 2014, 7:50 pm

As we taxied out on our Cityflier flight to London City the dead sparrows were having their pre display briefing on the wing of one of the Hawks as they do.

The helicopter 'rescue' display was courtesy of a Spanish air force AS330 Search and Rescue Super Puma which was on the ramp with the Hawks.

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Re: Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

Post by SonBouSymey » September 23rd, 2014, 8:21 pm

Seems like the helicopter thingy was extended a bit due to the cancellation of a planned 'drop and fill' by the fire department water plane ( CL 215 is it? Or similar ). Pity as the latter is quite a spectacle close up.

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Re: Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

Post by Dopey Whisky » September 26th, 2014, 11:27 pm

The fire 'bomber' was a CL.415,turbine rather than piston engines, it had been practicing two day before over St. Louis.

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Re: Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

Post by SonBouSymey » September 27th, 2014, 8:19 am

Dopey Whisky wrote:The fire 'bomber' was a CL.415,turbine rather than piston engines, it had been practicing two day before over St. Louis.

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I wonder why it was cancelled. Perhaps it had a fire to go to. :grin:

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Re: Red Arrows Display Mahon 2014

Post by Slartibartfast » September 27th, 2014, 8:28 am

The wind conditions were not favourable in the confines of the port.
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