Posted: Tue 17th May 2016

Red Arrows return to Hawarden this weekend

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

This weekend will be another cracker for Red Arrows fans in Deeside, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be based at Hawarden airfield as they perform a display in Blackpool on Saturday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The world renowned RAF formation team will use the Flintshire airport as their base while they take part in an early evening display in Blackpool on Saturday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Flight plans show the team will arrive at Hawarden airport around 3.25 pm on Saturday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The team will then take time out while their technicians known as ‘circus’ engineers check over the ten BAE systems Hawk T1 jets. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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They will then take off from the Hawarden runaway in groups of three for Blackpool at 6.15pm, in the past the route to Blackpool has taken them over Flint, Talacre and out to sea. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Fifteeen minutes after take off from Flintshire the team will begin a 20-minute display in skies above Blackpool Pleasure Beach. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The ‘Reds’ will then arrive back at Hawarden at 7.02pm for an overnight stop. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sunday sees the formation flyers back in the cockpit firing up the engines for a 1pm take off – heading east over Wrexham, Cheshire and back to their Lincolnshire base at RAF Scampton landing just twenty minutes later. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

*As always times may (and often) vary, poor weather conditions can see displays cancelled, plans and times change at short notice. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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