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Spectacular pictures of the Red Arrows’ dazzling display at Folkestone Air Show

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The Red Arrows were back in town as people in Folkestone enjoyed a spectacular flypast.

Departing from Biggin Hill, the acrobatic flight team flew over Whistable, Sittingbourne and Sevenoaks among other Kent towns and villages before its headline performance at Folkestone Air Show.

Fears the event wouldn't go ahead because of bad weather was quickly pushed aside as conditions cleared up just in time for the performance.

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Folkestone and Hythe District Council initially announced that the Folkestone Air Show schedule had been changed to accomadate for the difficult conditions.

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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was moved after a heavy downpour struck the county earlier that afternoon.

Spectators were dazzled by the performance

Spectators gathered along the Folkestone coastline the iconic display team showcases their classic stunts, while also wowing crowds with skills that were only introduced to their performances this year.

After the acrobatic performance which lasted about 20 minutes the squad then made its way back to Biggin Hill before heading back to base at RAF Scampton.

The Red Arrows showing off their acrobatic stunts

This meant that residents from Suffolk, Essex, London and East Sussex were also able to catch a glimpse of the iconic display team.

The display team first left leave Biggin Hill at 3.49pm.

The Red Arrows in Folkestone

They then flew over Sevenoaks just a few minutes after takeoff at 3.51pm.

From there were seen over Sutton Valence at 3.53pm, Sittingbourne at 3.55pm, Whitstable at 3.57pm and Barham at 3.58pm.

Red Arrows at the Folkestone Air Show

After passing south of Whitstable and west of Barham, the Red Arrows began their air show performance in Folkestone at 4.01pm.

Afterwards they headed to Hawkhurst at 4.40pm, before arriving back at Biggin Hill at 4.44pm.

Red Arrows

Either side of performing at Folkestone Air Show, the Red Arrows made their way to and from RAF Scampton.

The team departed at 12.40pm and flew over Maidstone to reach Biggin Hill.

The Red Arrows performed new stunts only seen in 2021

They arrived back at RAF Scampton at 7.40pm.

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Red Arrows in action over Folkestone

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