Since 1983, Truckfest has been delivering a great day out and a fantastic family experience and this year the RAF Falcons took to the skies with their dynamic display, the first of their 2022 season.
Bringing together their integral winter and UK training, Team Coach Flight Sergeant James Bruce said:
“It was great to get the 2022 season started at the Peterborough Truckfest. We jumped from 2500 feet which is our lowest display format. All the hard work throughout the pre-season was extremely worthwhile and I’m looking forward to the rest of our 2022 season.”
Flight Sergeant James Bruce
The Falcons are the UK’s premier military parachute display team, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, they display at venues all over Britain and Europe throughout the year. They have performed many times for the Royal Family and heads of state and set records and introduced many exciting innovations into formation skydiving.
Visitors were treated to seeing the new display as the RAF Falcons took to the skies under their prestigious red, white and blue canopies
First year RAF Falcon Corporal Finchy said:
“Being my first display as an RAF Falcon, I was extremely excited and a little nervous to display and put all my training into practice. I was unsure if we would jump or not due to the low cloud, but we managed to find and window; from there it was getting myself into position and before I knew it the display was finished. It was great to see so many people watching the display and one that I will remember for a very long time to come.”
First Year RAF Falcon
The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team is the only centrally funded, professional, military parachute display team in the UK. Their exciting free fall display, which includes advanced manoeuvres, falling at speeds up to 120mph, and their famous unique non-contact canopy stack manages to captivate all spectators.
To find out more about the RAF Falcons, visit: www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/falcons
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