The Black Arrows

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Gerard, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    This 1950's acrobatic team with aircraft and crew from No. 111 Squadron was the RAF's premier display team in the 50's and pre-dated the "Red Arrows". here's a link to a page with info on them:

    Red Arrows History Page
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I wouldn't half mind seeing 22 Hunters in the air at the same time.
    Anyone here that did?
  3. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    That was some display they put on! - Wonder if the Red Arrows would have a bash at breaking this?
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    In a world where their coloured smoke is seen as hazardous (and possibly offensive to the Olympics), and the whole magnificent operation as too expensive by the bean-counters I sadly can't see it happening.
    Might have to see if my old man was there, Farnborough 1958 would be about his time for airshow addiction.

    Aren't their Hawks getting very long in the tooth? Anyone know what'd be in the frame to replace them?
  5. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    I dont think that there's anything on the horizon as regards a new trainer for the RAF, they usually use trainers dont they? I cant see them using the eurofighter!
  6. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    Reading through my Provisional Programme on the flyer for the upcoming RAF Waddington airshow. Including the triumphant return of Vulcan XH558 (Subject to serviceability),
    halfway down the list is..
    Black Arrows (Hunters)

    are they back? I know that there are a couple of private aviation firms that both have a fleet of (ex Swiss if memory recalls correctly) Hunters. As they have displayed at Waddington before. They hire them out complete with pilots to foreign airforces as fast jet enemy insurgency aircraft.

    There was a single privateer Hunter that displayed as a 'Blue Diamond' too.

    Here's hoping for several Hunters in formation soon..
  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    The Hunter was/is a beautiful aircraft.

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