Rich in Royal Air Force history and used as an airfield during the Second World War, the Royal Air Force Falcons were delighted to be part of an engagement day with Tudor Grange Primary Academy.
For over 100 years, the Royal Air Force has defended the skies of Britain and projected Britain’s power and influence around the world. Construction of the airfield at the Brize Norton site began in 1935 and the official opening took place on 13 August 1937; with its RAF history, it was extremely fitting that the RAF Falcons joined today’s generation as they look to be part of the Spitfire Heritage Project.
Sergeant Doug McAll (Falcon 8) said:
“It was a great privilege to display for the students at Tudor Grange Primary Academy in Worcester this afternoon. Engaging with school children in the area of Stem always invites interesting conversations and sparks the imagination in young minds; helping them to increase their breadth of knowledge across all areas. The RAF Falcons demonstrated their unique ability as a display team to demonstrate advanced canopy skills to an energetic audience, conducting thorough explanations of the parachute systems, post the display to the smiling faces of many wide eyed students – a great day had by all.”
Sergeant Doug McAll
The RAF Falcons have enjoyed a long and distinguished history as one of the premier display teams in the world. The team was originally formed in 1961 by six instructors from the Parachute Training School at RAF Abingdon.
Display techniques have changed dramatically since the early years and the RAF Falcons pride themselves in their skills to bring first class displays, wooing the crowds across the UK and Overseas.
In addition to completing displays, there is a requirement for team members to qualify as Military Free Fall Instructors and High Altitude Instructors by the end of their three year tour. During their time on the Falcons, each team member will accumulate 1000 jumps, many of which are on training detachments worldwide.
Providing their own unique freefall display, the Falcons remain one of the world’s leading free fall display teams
We look forward to seeing you at our displays throughout 2022
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