The Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Watch as the RAF Falcons jump out over the Grand Ring LIVE

Selfie time at the Royal Norfolk Show for pupils from Falcon Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt

Selfie time at the Royal Norfolk Show for pupils from Falcon Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Watch as the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team makes its long-awaited jump over the Royal Norfolk Show's Grand Ring.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The nine-man team can jump from up to 12,000ft and reach speeds of 120mph in freefall.

But with the low clouds over the showground in Costessey today, both altitude and speed will be much lower.

Flight Lieutenant Dave Sellers said cloud cover needed to be at a minimum of 2,500ft before the team could jump.

At that height, the parachutes will be deployed almost immediately as they exit the aircraft and move into their formation.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

From there, they will form a stack and float down into the centre of the Grand Ring.

The Falcons had to cancel both of their displays yesterday and one this morning as the cloud cover remained too low above the showground.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

RAF Marham Group Captain Rich Davies meeting The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, after they made

RAF Marham Group Captain Rich Davies meeting The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, after they made their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Members of The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team in the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Pictu

Members of The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team in the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team make their way into the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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