The Festival of Speed is renowned for its breathtaking and ground-shaking air displays. Over the years the event has featured a huge range of aircraft in action – historic and contemporary, military and commercial.
The Red Arrows
A frequent visitor to the Festival of Speed is the RAF Red Arrows Display Team. By contrast, perhaps one of the most memorable was the fantastic SAA Boeing 747 ‘jumbo jet’, which provided a low-level display flight in 2004 and 2005.
Historic and Modern Aircraft
Historic aircraft that have also flown at the event include WW2 planes such as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang and Lancaster, as well as the largest-ever bi-plane, the Antonov 2.
More contemporary aircraft to have thrilled the crowds include display teams of RAF Jaguars and Blue Eagles helicopters; plus interesting military jets such as the RAF Harrier, Hunter and F3 Tornado, and in 2009 the incredible Eurofighter Typhoon.
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