Report by Charlotte Richardson , chief reporter
Monday, July 23, 2012
THE Red Arrows will be among the high-flying displays that will be seen in the skies above Weston today (Mon) and tomorrow.
The Grand Pier air show is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors to town over the next two days.
The show will start at noon today with the Blades air display team.
It includes some of the world’s best acrobatic pilots, flying the ultimate, high-performance piston aircraft.
At 2pm the world-famous Red Arrows will provide a stunning display, followed by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
A Dakota will perform at 3pm, followed by a Spitfire at 4pm.
Tomorrow the first performance of the day will be at noon by the Old Flying Machine Company.
It will be bringing two rare, historic aircraft to the town, a Spitfire Mk IX and a P-51D Mustang.
The company, which is famous for its appearances in top films like James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies and Saving Private Ryan, is renowned for presenting the fighters in an exciting aerobatic display, either solo or in formation.
At 2pm the world’s only aerobatic formation wingwalking team, the Breitling Wing Walkers, will perform a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands while strapped to the top wings of the team’s beautiful Boeing Stearman bi-planes.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will then display a Dakota at 3pm, followed by a Spitfire at 3.30pm.
The finale to the two-day show will be at 4pm tomorrow, when the Royal Artillery Parachute Team, the Black Knights, will drop onto the beach into a specially constructed arena on the beach, waving huge Grand Pier flags
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