Red Arrows awes the crowd with amazing display of flying skills

November 8, 2013 12:27 pm

Red Arrows awes the crowd with amazing display of flying skills

Doha 08th November 2013: The Royal Air Force Red Arrows enthralled the crowds gathered at West Bay and Corniche yesterday with an amazing display of flying skills.

The Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani, Foreign Minister HE Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah and the Minister of State for Defence Affairs and Cabinet member HE Major General Hamad bin Ali al Attiyah attended the show, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes.

The aerobatic show started with the aircraft flying over the crowd from behind as the team performed their ‘Arrival Loop’.

The first half of the show included some basic aircraft loops and the team performed most difficult and risky air displays during the second half. Eagle Roll, the 5/4 Split, the Oblique Loop, Heart & Spear and the Gypo Break are some of the popular display of the team.

Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, Red Arrows, is the public face of the Royal Air Force. It has been thrilling crowds at home and overseas since the 1960s. 2013 is the 49th display season for the Red Arrows, which have performed over 4,000 displays in 54 nations across the world.

The team consists of experienced pilots who have flown several fighter jets like Tornado and Typhoon before joining the Red Arrows. Squadron Leader Jim Turner is the team Leader of the Red Arrows. The team also expected to complete aerobatics display in Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman and the UAE as part of their five week Middle East tour.

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