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4th Aug, 2021

Midlands Air Festival takes off at Ragley Hall

THE first air festival of the season is taking place at Ragley Hall Estate this weekend featuring the displays by the Red Arrows.

Midlands Air Festival launched this morning bright and early at 6am with a mass ascent of over 70 colourful hot air balloons.

The RAF Red Arrows will make their UK debut performance for 2021 at the Midlands Air Festival as well as the RAF Typhoon Display Team, Battle of Britain Spitfire pair and RAF Falcons.

The director of aviation for the event, Trevor Graham told this newspaper: “We are delighted and honoured to have so many of the nation’s top military and civilian aviators to support us and fly for the people of the Midlands.

“What better way to blow away the lockdown blues than a stunning day out in the wide-open spaces of the historic Ragley Hall with the best of the best!”

The RAF Red Arrows will showcasing their new arrival formation for 2021 called ‘The Wall’.

There will be an opportunity to see two powered airships and further mass ascents of over 120 hot air balloons including Europe’s largest collection of special shape character balloons.

In addition to this giant kites will take to the skies and some of the UK’s largest historic radio-controlled models will conduct a stunning airfield attack.

To keep up to date with the latest news and information visit the Midlands Air Festival website or follow the event on Twitter @midlandsairfest, Instagram @midlandsairfestival and Facebook @midlandsairfestival.

Pictures by Claire Bullivant unless otherwise marked.

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