Spectacular Air Malta formation flypast with the RAF Red Arrows
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Air Malta and the RAF Red Arrows thrilled the crowds last Sunday at this year’s Malta International Airshow with a spectacular formation flypast.
This show was of great significance to both Air Malta and the Red arrows as the flypast was organised to commemorate the airline’s 40th anniversary since its first flight, the end of the Arrow’s 50th display season and the last flight of Red 1, the Red Arrows squadron leader.
This flypast was a fitting end to this year’s Malta International Airshow which was the biggest so far with three acrobatic display teams and tens of different aircraft types.
Commenting on this event Air Malta’s Chairperson Maria Micallef said, “we at Air Malta are very proud to have organised this event as a fitting tribute to form part of our 40th anniversary celebrations. This was a very prestigious honour for us.
“As we flew in formation you could feel the passion and enthusiasm for Air Malta and the Red Arrows by the thousands of people present. This show would not have been possible if it were not for the meticulous planning involved by various teams at the airline to organise this unique flying display.”
“I wish to thank them all for making this dream a reality and for making all of us at Air Malta proud of working for this airline and this country,” added Ms Micallef.
The aircraft was piloted by Captain Martin Ferrando, who was the Commander of the flight, together with Captain Patrick Calleja and Safety Pilot, Captain Alan Farrugia.
Photograph: RAF Red Arrows