Great weekend ahead for Red Arrows fans in Deeside
This bank holiday will be a cracker for Red Arrows fans around Deeside, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be based at Hawarden airfield as they perform at events across north Wales and the north West on Saturday and Monday.
UPDATE: Red Arrows arrival at Hawarden and departure for Llandudno earlier today
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Flight plans show the team arrive at Hawarden airport at 12.30pm on Saturday 23rd May they will then take off from the airport at 2.48pm en route to Llandudno airshow.
Flying over Flint, four minutes later they will be over Bala heading south-east of Bangor and arriving for a twenty-two minute display in Llandudno at 3pm.
The route back see’s the world’s greatest aerobatic team fly over the sea before an approach into Hawarden over Chester landing back 3.28pm.
The team will then take time out at whilst their technicians known as circus engineers check over the ten BAE systems Hawk T1 jets.
Back in the cockpit the pilots will fire up the engines for a 5.45pm take off – heading east over Wrexham, Cheshire and back to their Lincolnshire base at RAF Scampton landing just eighteen minutes later.
Bank Holiday Monday
The formation flyers return to Hawarden at 11.20am on Monday, they will then take off at 1.42pm heading over Flint to Rhyl, they will transit over the sea and perform a flypast along the river Mersey as part of the Cunard Three Queens celebrations at 1.50pm
They will then head to Blackpool for a 2pm display lasting twenty minutes or so, then they transit back over the sea heading back to Hawarden via Mold and landing at 14.31pm.
Engineers will again check over the jets at Hawarden for a couple of hours, before they take off again at 4.45pm again heading over Flint, Ruthin and onto a flypast at Beacon Park in Litchfield and back home to RAF Scampton 5.18pm
*Times as always may change, so don’t shout at us if they do but as it stands those are the formation flight plans for the Red Arrows over the forthcoming bank holiday weekend.
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