Spectacular displays at Museum of Flight airshow

The Red Arrows put on a dazzling display.  Picture: Ian Georgeson

The Red Arrows put on a dazzling display. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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A SQUAD of aerobatic experts hailing from Jordan showed a real head for heights at Scotland’s National Airshow.

The Royal Jordanian Falcons – the aerobatic demonstration team of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – paid their first visit to East Fortune on Saturday to perform at the National Museum of Flight.

Jennifer Dunnett with her kids Cameron, eight, and Rhiannon, seven, and three-year-old friend Taylor McNeill. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Jennifer Dunnett with her kids Cameron, eight, and Rhiannon, seven, and three-year-old friend Taylor McNeill. Picture: Ian Georgeson

They were joined by famous acts such as The Red Arrows, an RAF Typhoon and the RAF Hawk Display Team, whose members also made their debut at the event.

Other first-timers at the annual extravaganza – which attracted large crowds of families and aircraft enthusiasts – included The Black Cats Royal Navy helicopter display team, as well as a P3C long-range maritime patrol aircraft from the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the only 1930s Bristol Blenheim light bomber aircraft still flying in the world.

Steve McLean, general manager at the National Museum of Flight, said: “We have an extremely exciting line-up.”

Crowds enjoy the sunshine at East Fortune. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Crowds enjoy the sunshine at East Fortune. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Christopher and Caitlin Alison, aged four and five respectively, enjoy a shot in the pilots' seats. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Christopher and Caitlin Alison, aged four and five respectively, enjoy a shot in the pilots' seats. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Struan Baird, three, flies the American flag as he sits in the driving seat of an army vehicle. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Struan Baird, three, flies the American flag as he sits in the driving seat of an army vehicle. Picture: Ian Georgeson