High-flying fun at Scotland’s national airshow

The Royal Air Force aerobatic team The Red Arrows will headline at East Fortune this Saturday.
The Royal Air Force aerobatic team The Red Arrows will headline at East Fortune this Saturday.

Scotland’s National Airshow will take to the skies this Saturday (July 25) at East Fortune’s National Museum of Flight.

Headlining one of the most impressive air display line-ups in the event’s history will be the Red Arrows, supported by four other RAF display teams including the supersonic Typhoon.

Other aircraft in the stellar programme include the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfire and Hurricane, the Royal Jordanian Falcons aerobatic team in their Extra-300L aircraft, a 1940s American P-40 Kittyhawk fighter, a Bell UK-1 Huey helicopter and the world’s last remaining flight-worthy 1930s Bristol Blenheim light bomber.

The TRIG Aerobatic Team will showcase their prowess with demonstrations of close-formation flying in their Pitts Special biplanes, and the crowds will also be entertained by other aircraft including a Fairey Swordfish biplane, Sea King helicopter, Lockheed P3C Orion, Piper Cub, Grob Tutor, Folland Gnat fast-jet trainer, Supermarine Seafire, Stolp Starduster biplane, Bucker Jungmann bi-plane, as well as the Black Cats Lynx helicopter formation team.

On the ground, visitors can enjoy entertainment including circus skills and magic shows in a special family entertainment marquee.

There is also the opportunity to meet some of the flight crews and a Concorde pilot, listen to storytelling, sit in a replica Spitfire, hear a real Merlin engine run, browse a variety of craft and food stalls and view the Museum’s collection of iconic aircraft including Scotland’s Concorde.