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RAF Falcons Receive Public Display Authority for 60th Anniversary Display Season

On Friday 28 May 2021, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team were awarded their Public Display Authority (PDA) by Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing.

Flight Sergeant Bruce, Sergeant Davies and Sergeant Guillois pictured walking to the aircraft before take-off
Flight Sergeant Bruce, Sergeant Davies and Sergeant Guillois pictured walking to the aircraft before take-off

Performing at their home of RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, the RAF Falcons conducted their brand-new exciting routine in celebration of their 60th Anniversary this year. This new display is made up of several complex manoeuvres designed to captivate thousands of spectators during this special season.

The RAF Falcons conducting their brand-new display routine, in celebration of their 60th Anniversary
The RAF Falcons conducting their brand-new display routine, in celebration of their 60th Anniversary

Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing said:

“The RAF Falcons have once again set an excellent standard to achieve their Public Display Authority today with an outstanding routine that I hope will thrill the thousands of spectators they hope to perform to this year. Their achievement is all the more remarkable given the COVID related challenges they have faced in their work-up season and is testament to their skill as military parachutists.”

Group Captain Simon Blackwell
Commander Air Wing

Pictured, Flight Sergeant Bruce, Team Coach, on the Drop Zone after conducting the display
Pictured, Flight Sergeant Bruce, Team Coach, on the Drop Zone after conducting the display

The Team have been conducting intense training both here in the UK and USA for the last few months to perfect their performance for today to achieve their PDA, which will now allow the RAF Falcons to conduct their 2021 display season.

Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing, receives the salute from Flight Lieutenant Chris Wilce, Officer Commanding RAF Falcons.
Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing, receives the salute from Flight Lieutenant Chris Wilce, Officer Commanding RAF Falcons.

Flight Lieutenant Chris Wilce, Officer Commanding RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team said:

“I am immensely proud of all the team members putting in their best possible performance today to achieve our public display authority. We are now extremely excited to perform for you in the coming summer months.”

Flight Lieutenant Chris Wilce
Officer Commanding RAF Falcons

Pictured, the 2021 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team with Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing
Pictured, the 2021 RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team with Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing

 

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