Red Arrows in the air

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The Red Arrows attracted a massive crowd when they performed at Greencastle, Co Donegal to signal the start of the next leg of the Clipper round-the-world yacht race.

The Red Arrows were once a regular feature in the skies above the city of Derry/ Londonderry, as they put on a number of displays at the air show once organised here by Derry City Council.

The Red Arrows who performed over the Clipper Yachts at the start line in Greencastle. Picture Martin McKeown
The Red Arrows who performed over the Clipper Yachts at the start line in Greencastle. Picture Martin McKeown

The show now takes place at Portrush where it has been staged since 2002.

The weekend regularly attracts crowds of up to 200,000 and is now firmly established as Ireland’s largest airshow. This year’s NI International Airshow at Portrush takes place on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1.

Our thanks to Geoff Brownhut for this video which shows the Red Arrows performing in Derry in 1997.

 

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