RED Arrows fans have been encouraged to stick around as the team promises a “bold and vibrant” display.
The Red Arrows display had to be halted on the first day of this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival due to “irregular engine indications”.
However, Graeme Muscat, also known as the ‘Red 10’, promised a spectacular show on the second day of the festival.
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He told the Daily Echo: “I am the supervisor of the team, my primacy is to ensure that we follow the rules and regulations and that we are safe.
“I’m also commenting, I’m going to give information about the team, about the wider Royal Air Force and let people hear the radio transmissions which hopefully provide that link between the plane and the crowd and give them maybe feel like maybe in the cockpit for that little while too.
“It’s great to be back at Bournemouth, like most, we’ve taken a break on Covid and come back once again, we’re making 65 displays this year and Bournemouth are towards the end of our season.
“Of course Bournemouth has a special place in the hearts of all Red Arrows for obvious reasons, so it’s great to be here.”
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Graeme said a lot of work went into setting up the screens and the Bournemouth Air Festival ranks among the teams’ favourites.
He added: “We love Bournemouth, the location, the people, everything about it, it’s definitely top of our favorites and why wouldn’t it be with views like that?”
Speaking of yesterday’s shortened exhibit, he said: “We fly planes, planes are a machine just like your car and sometimes things go wrong.
“It was an abnormal engine fluctuation, as such Red 6 decided it was best to return to the airport rather than have an engine failure.
“But stick around, we have good weather, the cloud base is high enough to bring a full show, you will see a fast and dynamic show from the Red Arrows.
“We are iconic, we are British, we literally fly red, white and blue in the sky. But without (crowd) support, there’s no need for the Red Arrows, so we feed off each other.
“We see all the messages on social media, everyone is delighted that we are coming to Bournemouth and it really gets the drivers moving.
“Don’t underestimate the importance of this support for the team.”
The red arrows display is on at 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday, when they can be seen at 1:30 p.m.
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