Red Arrows put on a spectacular aerobatic performance; an enormous throng gathered in Dubai yesterday to watch Britain’s Red Arrows perform aerobatics over the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel.
Thousands of people, young and old, gathered on the Beach Road next to the hotel to take in the spectacular 22-minute show commemorating powered flight’s 100th anniversary. Vehicles clogged the roads leading to the location as people flocked there in hopes of catching a glimpse of the air display.
The Red Arrows frequently seemed to fly in a head-on collision trajectory, which caused a few gasps from the spectators. The duo wowed the audience with a show that included 24 different maneuvers.
Tom Watkinson, a 20-year-old Brit, was in the crowd. I love airplanes. Aren’t they amazing? ” the youngster said after seeing the performance with his mother not far from the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
The eight Rolls-Royce Adour-powered Hawk aircraft flew in synchronized loops and twists as though they were all under the control of a single individual.
Two Red Arrows created a big heart in the sky over Jumeirah beach with a red, white, and blue trail punctured by an arrow from a third aircraft.
John, an Irishman from Abu Dhabi, traveled to Dubai to see the concert. “At this point, I’ve seen them three times, and I can’t stop going back. They’ve got a lot of talent.”