The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team cancel today’s jump at the Royal Norfolk Show due to low-lying cloud

One of the highlights of the Royal Norfolk Show had to be cancelled today (Wednesday) due to low-lying cloud.

The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team announced shortly after 11.15am today that they would not be able to carry out their parachute jump - a popular favourite of the showground's annual show.

Flt Lt Jon Conner said that because the cloud was lying just under 1000ft the team, which jump from 3000ft, would be unable to see the drop zone into the grand ring.

He said: 'The team are really disappointed as this is one of their favourite events. They are on their way to the showground from Norwich airport though to take part in the day.'

The team will be walking around the showground today handing out brochures and at 1pm they will be giving an interview in the main arena.

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Flt Lt Conner said that the weather was looking better for tomorrow and hoped that the team would 'make up for lost time' by taking part in two jumps on day two, the first at 10.20am and the second will close the show at the end of the day.

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