Red arrows captured on camera, flying over York Minster

Red arrows captured on camera, flying over York Minster

The Red arrows fly over York Minster

A close-up shot of one of the Red Arrows as it made its way to Harewood House

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THIS fantastic photograph of the Red Arrows flying over York Minster was taken just minutes before their flypast at Harewood House to mark the start of the Tour de France.

It was taken by Senior Aircraftman Adam Fletcher, a photographer with the RAF's Aerobatic Team who was flying 100 feet above the nine jets with 'Red 10,' a tenth aircraft flown by a squadron leader to coordinate the display.

SAC Fletcher said the planes had flown up from their base at RAC Scampton in Lincolnshire on Saturday morning to over York prior to their primary duty of the day, the flypast at Harewood House as the world's greatest cycle race got underway.

The planes produced their familiar vapour trails as they flew over York, in the red, white and blue of both the Union flag and the French flag, the Tricolor.

The vapour trails help flight safety for the Arrows, allowing the Team Leader to judge the wind speed and direction accurately, as well as adding to the impact of the display sequence when viewed from the ground.

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9:58am Wed 9 Jul 14

Justin7 says...

I link to full size images would be nice.
I link to full size images would be nice. Justin7
  • Score: 3

10:45am Wed 9 Jul 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Pity this photograph on Red Arrows over York was released Sunday. Well done The Press..
Pity this photograph on Red Arrows over York was released Sunday. Well done The Press.. Dave Ruddock
  • Score: 5

10:52am Wed 9 Jul 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

WOW! If the medieval builders of the Minster had seen this site they'd 'av shat their pants.
WOW! If the medieval builders of the Minster had seen this site they'd 'av shat their pants. Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 6

3:17am Thu 10 Jul 14

Magicman! says...

I watched them fly over from my garden. Can we have them fly over a few more times a year now... :)
I watched them fly over from my garden. Can we have them fly over a few more times a year now... :) Magicman!
  • Score: 2

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