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Red Arrows Begin Busy Weekend

Red Arrows Begin Busy Weekend

Touching down at England’s Bristol Airport today are the Royal Air Force Red Arrows and Typhoon aerobatic display teams for the 35th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court, Europe’s largest ballooning event.

It’s a spectacular, free, four days of fun for the whole family that began Thursday and ends Sunday.

Estimated time of arrival for the 10 BAE Systems Hawk aircraft is 1:30 p.m. local time. The Red Arrows usually land using one of four potential formations, known as “breaks,” including a low level overflight prior to landing. They take off at 3:49 p.m. for a balloon fiesta display and return to the airport before departing at 7:12 p.m. for a flight to Cowes Festival, returning again later in the evening. They will depart Bristol Airport for the final time early afternoon on Saturday for displays at the Northern Ireland Festival of Flight and in Blackpool.

The two Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft will arrive at 2 p.m. today with one aircraft departing at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday for the display at the balloon fiesta. After the display, this aircraft is then performing at the Northern Ireland Festival of Flight.

For the complete story by Carol Deacon of Nailsea People, click here.

Updated: August 9, 2013 — 11:26 AM

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