Flight with British pre-production Concorde 01 (G-AXDN). Concorde flew with the Red Arrows in their Folland Gnat jet trainer. At this time the Concorde test programme was based at RAF Fairford and the Red Arrows at Kemble Airfield which was close by. The flight was possibly flown by John Cochrane with Dennis Ackary as flight engineer and George Wood as navigator around 1973

Flight with British pre-production Concorde 01 (G-AXDN). Concorde flew with the Red Arrows in their Folland Gnat jet trainer. At this time the Concorde test programme was based at RAF Fairford and the Red Arrows at Kemble Airfield.

Gnat Display Team Folland Gnat. Former RAF trainer and fighter version served with Finnish and Indian Air Forces.

Former RAF trainer and fighter version served with Finnish and Indian Air Forces.

Folland Gnats of the RAF "Red Arrows" 1960's

Gnats of The Red The last year the team performed as a seven-ship formation. (c) Crown IWM RAF-T 7029

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In 1962 from the Royal Air Force Central Flying School based at Kemble Airbase was formed the Red Pelicans aerobatic display team, flying on four standard painted Jet Provost T Mk4 planes and equipped with white smoke generators. The team was the successor of the CFS team The Pelicans formed in ...

In 1962 from the Royal Air Force Central Flying School based at Kemble Airbase was formed the Red Pelicans aerobatic display team

After the Pelicans came the Yellowjacks, an aerobatic team formed at No 4 Flying Training School at RAF Valley in 1964. Five yellow-painted Gnat T1s put on shows, which according to the book, proved to be impressive due to their "sheer grace, precision and an extended repertoire of slick formation changes".

In pictures: 50 years of the Red Arrows

After the Pelicans came the Yellowjacks, an aerobatic team formed at No 4 Flying Training School at RAF Valley in

https://flic.kr/p/hnWWjT | Swarming Gnats | The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - The Red Arrows with their Folland Gnat T.1's displaying at the Bassingbourn Air Show on the 27th May 1978. For the record the leader was flying XS101 with XR977, XR991, XR572, XR540 in the box, XR535, XS107, XP514 and at the rear XR955. Scanned and recovered from a grim 35mm transparency

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - The Red Arrows with their Folland Gnat displaying at the Bassingbourn Air Show on the May For the record the leader was flying with in the box, and at the rear Scanned and recovered from a grim transparency

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