Red Arrows set to paint sky over Dubai

DUBAI - The Red Arrows, Britain's crack aerobatic team, will paint the sky red, white and blue over Dubai's Burj Al Arab tomorrow and Abu Dhabi's Corniche on Friday, as part of its BAE Systems sponsored Eastern Arrow tour of Middle East countries.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 14 Oct 2003, 12:34 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 11:34 PM

Thousands of people are expected to watch the breathtaking, free-to-watch, 22-minute long performances, celebrating 100 years of powered flight. The displays will take place at 4.15pm in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Under the command of Squadron Leader Carl ‘Spike' Jepson, the team will be making its 20th public appearance in the UAE after having already performed in Malaysia, Thailand, India and Oman.

Weather permitting, the Red Arrows - in their trademark red and white BAE Systems Hawk Aircraft - will perform 24 separate manoeuvres, including the all-new fountain split, which involves eight Hawk aircraft climbing vertically in a loop, with the front four aircraft completing an upwards fan shaped manoeuvre while the other four cascade downwards.

In Dubai the best viewing position for members of the public will be the large public beach to the right of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

In Abu Dhabi the display will be centred on the breakwater area of the Corniche.

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