The Red Arrows once again soared above the Festival of Speed, entertaining the sell-out crowds with thunderous displays of skill and daring. They also appeared on the ground at the Aviation Exhibition at 1340 on the Friday.
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team are renowned for their spectacular air displays, choosing only the most skillful and experienced pilots from the RAF. Flying the BAE Systems Hawk T1 aircraft, powered by the Rolls-Royce Adour jet engines used by the Red Arrows since 1979, the Arrows introduce new and exhilarating manoeuvres each year.
Dan Garlick, Festival of Speed General Manager said: “We look forward to a spectacular display from the Red Arrows this year. We take the safety of all our events very seriously. Our air displays are chosen very carefully and adhere to the strict regulations and guidelines from the civil and military regulating bodies. We have fully reviewed our procedures following the tragic events of Shoreham and the subsequent new regulations, and are satisfied that we can offer fantastic air display content safely at Goodwood."
Aviation at the Festival of Speed
Goodwood has a proud history of aviation and the Aviation Exhibition is the focal point for this at the Festival of Speed. As well as hosting a selection of aircraft on the ground, there are regular air displays from celebrated flight teams such as the Red Arrows.
At the Aviation Exhibition, you can get up close to fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. There are Helicopter Flight Experiences available and each of the exhibitors bring their own combination of information and entertainment.