The sky’s the limit! Red Arrows set to fly into Norwich Airport this week

The Red Arrows. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Red Arrows. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Archant � 2012

The Red Arrows are set to send the city into a spin when they fly into Norwich Airport.

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows arrive at Norwich airport in 2016. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows arrive at Norwich airport in 2016. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Red Arrows aerobatic team will be using the airport as a refuelling stop on Thursday and Friday ahead of appearances at Clacton Airshow in Essex.

The aircraft are scheduled to arrive in Norwich at 10.45am on Thursday and leave the city at 4pm on Friday and will be hosted by private charter airline Saxon Air.

Chris Mace, commercial director at Saxon Air, said: 'The Red Arrows will travel from Norwich to Clacton Airshow for two days and use Norwich Airport as it is one of their preferred locations.

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows arrive at Norwich airport and greet fans in 2016. Picture: Nick Butc

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows arrive at Norwich airport and greet fans in 2016. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

'Saxon Air have hosted them for a few years and we provide fuel, runway slots and catering for the pilots and ground crew as they top up smoke systems on aircraft.

'We are always so excited to have them as it generates so much interest from the community.'

The Red Arrows are the Royal Airforce aerobatic team and the team is made up of nine pilots who fly distinctive hawk jets.

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Mr Mace added: 'There's normally a big crowd around the airport fence and pilots and ground crew sign autographs and take photos with fans.

'The Red Arrows will do a flypast as they arrive at the airport but there is limited parking so arrive early to get a good spot.'

After flying out of Norwich on Friday they will head to the Sidmouth Regatta in Devon for an evening display.

FULL TIMINGS:

Thursday 24th August

Arrive Norwich 1045

Depart to Wattisham 1315

Arrive Norwich 1356

Depart to Clacton 1622

Arrive Norwich 1710

Friday 25th August

Depart to Clacton 1242

Arrive Norwich 1330

Depart to Exeter 1600

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