The Royal Air Force Falcons Parachute Display Team are coming up on half way through the display season, having jumped into some fantastic locations already this year.
Wowing the crowds with their signature red white and blue display, the team have been enjoying meeting spectators on ground of all ages.
The season kicked off at the team’s home base of RAF Brize Norton, followed by a big day at the Peterborough Truck Fest as the first public display of the season. May was a busy month for the team, displaying for several days at the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland and then abroad to the Meeting De L’Air airshow in France, working alongside the Armée de l'Air.
In June the team were back in the sky for a fantastic few days at the Midlands Air Festival. Performing the famous display with incredible aerial manoeuvres for the huge crowds at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire.
As a Royal Air Force Display Team, the Falcons are often performing at events alongside other RAF display team counterparts at large events. The team kicked off the day of displays at the Cosford Air Show, the RAF’s main air show of the year with huge crowds of 50,000 people spectating.
As the team display across the country, members of the team often get to jump into locations which mean a lot to them. At the Royal Norfolk Show, Deputy Officer Commanding Flight Lieutenant Mike Reeve said:
“It’s great to come back home for me for a few days. Whenever the team members get to jump into somewhere that’s local to them or their family it always means a lot”
Flight Lieutenant Mike Reeve
Deputy Officer Commanding
Royal Air Force Falcons
One of the highlights of this year’s display season for the team was jumping into the British Grand Prix at Silverstone one again. With an enormous capacity and crowds of 140,000 people, it was a huge highlight for the team.
Sergeant Paddy Guillois said:
“Dropping into Silverstone is a jump like no other. The sight of such an iconic track below us and the sound of the crowd is absolutely huge. It’s a huge honour and something I’d been looking forward to since the season started”
Sergeant Paddy Guillois
Second Year Falcon
We look forward to seeing you at our displays throughout 2022.
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