Festival Of Flight 2013 In Newcastle Northern Ireland

Festival Of Flight 2013 In Newcastle Northern Ireland

by Mark McKnight
(Ballyclare, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)

Red Arrows

Red Arrows

Red Arrows
Red Arrows Flying Over Slieve Donard Hotel
Jonathon Whaley’s Mk 58A Hunter
F-86A SABRE 48-178

Red Arrows


The Red Arrows are showcasing their 2013 display demonstrating the power and versatility of their jet aircraft and the professionalism and courage of the pilots.

Spectators got a moment by moment explanation of what was happening in the skies from the Flight Director and Display Commentator, Jeff Salter and Angelo Cunningham respectively and of course red 10, Squadron Leader Mike Ling was also commentating on the red Arrow display.

Red Arrows Flying Over Slieve Donard Hotel

This is one of my best shots of the day. I was lucky enough to get a shot of the Red Arrows as they flew over the Slieve Donard Hotel.

Jonathon Whaley’s Mk 58A Hunter

Without doubt the most striking colour scheme of the day is Jonathon Whaley’s Mk 58A Hunter. The aircraft was built in 1956 and served with the RAF, The Fleet Air Arm and the Swiss
Air Force.

Jonathon bought the aircraft in 1996 and the plane is sponsored by PRC De SOTO and Aim Aviation (Jecco) Ltd.

F-86A SABRE 48-178

The F86 was made famous in the Korean war. This particular F-86A flies in markings of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing in Korea.

It was rescued from a reclamation center and restored in the early 1970s by former Mustang pilot Ben Hall of Seattle.

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