On Sunday 20 May 2018, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team performed a stunning display at the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Thruxton Motorsport Centre, Hampshire.
The sunny blue skies gave the perfect backdrop for the Team to complete a magnificent high show, as they disembarked their Dornier 228 aircraft at 10,000ft above Thruxton Circuit and performed their famous canopy stack in front of thousands of motor sport enthusiasts.
The BTCC is one of the most loved, famous motor racing championships in the world. Only Formula One and America’s NASCAR stock car series have longer histories – since its inception in 1958 it has attracted and captivated millions of fans around the world.
“A fantastic display, everyone was suitably impressed and we have had great feedback from our guests ’11 out of 10’. They would be most welcome at any of our events.”
Mr Lorne Mitchener
Skid Pan and 4x4 Manager
This event is one of many exciting venues the Team will perform at, the Team have a total of 60 displays planned for this season and they are all very excited about each one of them, there is a real buzz around the Team, particularly as they will be celebrating the RAF’s 100th birthday throughout this year.
“This is my first year on the Team and I’m looking forward to being part of some great displays at different location throughout the UK. It is a privilege to be part of this well-known elite team and represent the RAF in front of the great British public, especially in 2018 as we celebrate RAF100.”
Corporal Mark Bishoprick
Survival Equipment Fitter
The Team have two more displays planned for May and then a further 18 displays for June, where they will join in with the Armed Forces Day celebrations in Wales on 30 June 2018.