There’s a treat in store over the August Bank Holiday weekend for local Red Arrows fans.
According to those ‘in the know’ the Royal Air Force aerobatic team will be based at Hawarden airport ahead of their scheduled display at Rhyl Airshow at 5.30pm on Sunday August 27th – you can visit the official air show site here!
This will be the Red Arrows first visit of the summer to Hawarden.
Although flight plans and times are not expected to be filed next week (we will update as and when they are published), it is expected that crews and their planes will be stationed overnight.
It’ll be the Red Arrows first visit of the summer to Hawarden, it is expected that the aerobatic team will stop overnight. This usually means the public get to see two arrivals and two departures – plus various transit flights in the area. As always the Red Arrows formation fly when they are transiting, and the departures and arrivals are done in style as well.
Timings on the weekend will be weather dependent as always, and directions of take offs and landings can depend on wind directions.
To coincide with the Red Arrows visit, Hawarden Airport’s Tornado Heritage Centre will host an Aircraft Open Day at their facility on the Aviation Park.
The restored F3 Tornado will be on view and visitors will be able to take a rare opportunity to access the aircraft’s cockpit.
Various Tornado parts, memorabilia & souvenirs will be on sale and the Tornado Heritage Centre team will be on hand to answer any questions.
You can view our slow-mo video of the Red Arrows departing from Hawarden Airport, below: