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Red Arrows Return to Bournemouth
The most famous aerial display team in the world, The Red Arrows, will be wowing the Festival crowds in Bournemouth once more this year.
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, who have been thrilling audiences for more than 45 years, will take to the skies three times during the UK's largest free aviation event, The Bournemouth Air Festival, displaying on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of August.
Red One for the second year is Squadron Leader Ben Murphy - he said:
"The team and I are really looking forward to displaying at the Air Festival and Bournemouth is one of our favourite venues - with a mass of crowds along the seafront we always get a superb welcome" and 2011 will be just as thrilling as the Reds unveil new manoeuvres alongside crowd favourites "Corkscrew", "Gypo Break" and of course, "Heart".
Ernie Battey, Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Investment Limited said:
"We're delighted to be involved with this year's Air Festival and to be supporting the Red Arrows' display. As the Council's chosen partner in the Bournemouth Development Company we are committed to projects which improve the town and bring an economic boost to traders - the Air Festival is a fantastic legacy and one we are proud to be part of."
The support for the Red Arrows display comes from a collection of Morgan Sindall companies. They include the Lovell Partnership Ltd, Morgan Sindall Plc and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.
Jon Weaver, Air Festival Director said:
"To be welcoming the Red Arrows back to Bournemouth this year is great news. They're the display that everyone wants to see and we have a great crowd here that never fail to get behind them. Having them perform on three days is tremendous, so a special thank you to Morgan Sindall companies who are the appearance sponsors for all three Red Arrow displays."
For more information please visit: www.bournemouthair.co.uk
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