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Almost Wordless Wednesday – The Red Arrows

November 9, 2011

I was so upset to hear yesterday that another Red Arrows pilot had been tragically killed, just 3 months after the death of Flt Lt Jon Egging.

Earlier this year, at our work’s National Conference then pilot of Red 9, Flt Lt Zane Sennett gave a speech on the Red Arrows. We learnt about the history, watched footage, heard real time instructions and generally learnt how they do what they do. They are amazingly talented pilots – the best of the best and it is so, so sad that they have lost 2 of their team.

A few months ago we went to Blackpool Air Show. Sam is a HUGE fan of planes and, as expected, he loved it. The Red Arrows were his favourite. By then the first female pilot, Flt Lt Kirsty Moore was flying with them and knowing so much about them (from the commentary) really draws you in. Of course they were bloody fantastic.


Sam pretended to be a Red Arrow all day. Even now he zooms around with his arms in this very strange way shouting ‘I’m a Red Arrow, I’ve got blue smoke coming out of my bum’.

So, today I’m thinking of all the Red Arrows, the two that have tragically lost  their lives this year and their families.

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