Tributes to Red Arrow Pilot

Pay tribute to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging after his Red Arrow jet crashed in Dorset.

Just one week after their spectacular display in the skies over the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, the RAF display team amazed crowds along the seafront at Bournemouth Air Festival. Shortly after their display one of the jets came down just south of Bournemouth Airport.

Balloon Flight Lieutenant Egging, 33, from Rutland, was later pronounced dead. Known to colleagues as "Eggman", the brave pilot has been described as a "true team player" by Group Captain Blake, pictured.

According to the Royal Air Force (RAF) website, Flight Lieutenant Egging became interested in flying at a young age, after his airline pilot father used to allow him into the cockpit for take-off and landing. 

He was married, and leaves behind a wife, Emma, who proudly watched his last display over Bournemouth on Saturday 20th August 2011.

You can pay tribute to John Egging below and see the photos from their last display over the West Country.

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