The Red Arrows to fly over Bristol this afternoon

The Red Arrows to fly over Bristol this afternoon

Posted on: 16 Aug 2017

The world-famous team of aerobatic aircraft will fly over Filton at 2.37pm this afternoon to mark a celebration of Concorde at the Aerospace Bristol museum.

Red Arrows Bristol

The sky above Bristol will be just that bit more spectacular this afternoon, when it will be gilded by a flypast from the Red Arrows to mark an event at the Aerospace Bristol museum celebrating the engineering feats of Concorde.


The Red Arrows, guests of honour at any public event worthy of note, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force, a squadron of acrobatic aviators who pilot distinctive red planes. Their nimble manoeuvring and spectacular formations have rendered the company a British institution, and the name synonymous with quality spectacle.


They will treat Bristol to some of these this afternoon at roughly 2.37pm (though specific timing is subject to change), when they will fly over Filton as part of an event taking place in to commemorate the legacy of Concorde aircraft.

Red Arrows

The event is occurring at Aerospace Bristol, the soon-to-open aerospace museum in Filton, which is home to the last ever Concorde plane to fly.


Ian Gray, the museum’s chairman, said: “Aerospace Bristol will celebrate the innovation and endeavor of those generations who went before us and inspire young people to consider careers in science and technology.


"We are asking everyone who has a Concorde story, and shares our aim of keeping the spirit of Concorde alive, to please share their story with us and support us with a kind donation. Your contribution truly will make a difference.”

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Sam Mason-Jones

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