Clear blue skies, an audience of over 140,000; a perfect setting as the RAF Falcons, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, took to the skies under their prestigious red, white and blue canopies ahead of the British Grand Prix on Sunday 18th July.
Now in their 60th year, the RAF Falcons showcased their new 60th Anniversary display to the delight of the Silverstone crowd.
“The display at the British Grand Prix will be one of the many highlights of this extremely spectacular anniversary year. Being able to display our new 60th anniversary display in front of over 140,000 people has been a huge honour and we would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters for making this incredible event a huge success for the team. As we continue to display across the UK, we look forward to seeing you all again.”
Sergeant James Bruce
RAF Falcons Coach
Formed in 1961, the RAF Falcons have delighted crowds across the UK and overseas with their dynamic displays. As well as providing a distinctive demonstration of free fall and canopy skills during the display season, each Falcon team member undertakes continual advanced training as Parachute Jumping Instructors (PJI’s).
“It was an absolute pleasure displaying for the public at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, promoting the best of British, and even more so the home race victory for Sir Lewis Hamilton. We hope to see you all again at Silverstone in 2022.”
Flight Lieutenant Christopher Wilce
Officer Commanding RAF Falcons
As an official display team for The Royal Air Force, they showcase defence by demonstrating military parachuting capability. The RAF is responsible for training and supporting all UK Airborne Forces.