The Red Arrows will be returning to the skies over Jersey in September for the first time in over two years. They will be joined by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a role demonstration by an Oil Spill Response Boeing 727.
Event organiser Mike Higgins told the Jersey Evening Post, ‘It is great to have them back and confirmed for this year’s event. They are always the main attraction and some people will wait all day just to see them in action. It has been really difficult with delays due to Covid and it has taken some time to get confirmation of what is happening.’
Joining the Red Arrows will be the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a pair of Spitfires and the Avro Lancaster. The Oil Spill Response Boeing 727 will make its Jersey debut performing a role demonstration in St Aubins Bay.
The show is subject to approval by local authorities and various COVID secure scenarios are being explored to ensure the event can go ahead as Mike Higgins explained to the Evening Post; “We are looking at all avenues to make sure we can overcome any Covid-related hurdles,’ he said. ‘This could include extending the display line to allow access from the beach and creating spaces along the Avenue so people can watch from their cars.“