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RAF Falcons Display Schedule 2021

RAF Falcons Display Schedule 2021

Below are the 2021 display dates & venues for the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (from official Fb page):
May 2021

28 May 2021 - RAF Falcons Display Team gained their Public Display Authority.

June 2021

05 - Midlands Air Festival - Between 5.45pm & 6.15pm
06 - Midlands Air Festival - Between 5.45pm & 6.15pm
16 - Faringdon Community College (Local engagement)
17 - Clanfield FC (Local engagement)
26 - Armed Forces Day, Eastbourne
27 - Armed Forces Day, Newcastle

July 2021

01 - RAF Brize Norton (Falcons 60th Anniversary Display)
07 - Chequers (NHS Show of Appreciation)
10 - RAF Odiham Families Day ?? (now 14 Aug)
16 - Silverstone (F1 British Grand Prix Practice Day)
18 - Silverstone (F1 British Grand Prix Race Day)
19 - RAF Brize Norton (Annual Formal Review)
23 - RAF Coningsby Families Day
24 - Duxford Summer Air Show
25 - Duxford Summer Air Show
29 - RAF Leeming Families Day

August 2021

07 - Powys, Wales (Heart of Wales Sport & Music Festival
12 - RAF Shawbury Families Day
12 - RAF Valley Families Day
19 - RAF Benson Families Day
25 - RAF Syerston (Air Cadet Camp)
25 - RAF Marham Families Day
26 - RAF Wyton Families Day
26 - RAF Wittering Families Day
28 - York (Balloon Festival)

September 2021

04 - RAF Brize Norton Families Day
09 - RAF Cosford (Annual Formal Reception)
11 - RAF Cosford Air Show CANCELLED
12 - RAF Cosford Air Show CANCELLED
15 - Arnhem (Market Garden Commemoration)
16 - RAF Northolt (CAS Commendations)
18 - Luxeuil, France Air Show
19 - Luxeuil, France Air Show
22 - Belfast (Balmoral Show)
23 - Belfast (Balmoral Show)
24 - Belfast (Balmoral Show)

October 2021

01 -RAF Shawbury (Landowners Awareness Day)
09 - Duxford Flying Day 'Best of 2021'
The RAF Falcons schedule is usually announced at the end of March each year.

60th Anniversary:

2021 marks the 60th Anniversary of the RAF Parachuting Display Team. Originally formed in 1961 by six instructors from the Parachute Training School formally based at RAF Abingdon, with a debut performance at Farnborough Air show. In 1965 the Team increased in size to twelve parachutists, it was also in 1965 that the Team were given their name of the 'RAF Falcons', taking the name from a bird of prey which represented their displays; swift, swooping, elegant and aerobatic in flight, all still prominent to this day.
The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team is the only centrally funded, professional, military parachute display team in the UK. The RAF Falcons parachute display is both unique and flexible. This is necessary due to weather conditions that will dictate which of the three types of show the team may be asked to perform at very late notice:

High show: 9000 ft - 12,000 ft above ground level
Mid show: 5000 ft - 9000 ft above ground level
Low show: 2500 ft - 5000 ft above ground level

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team utilises a variety of aircraft, from which to jump, depending on aircraft availability and the nature of the display, including the C-130J Hercules, Chinook, Puma and Dakota.

RAF Falcons Display Team 2021:

Officer Commanding - Flight Lieutenant Chris Wilce
Deputy Officer Commanding - Flight Lieutenant Stu Philpott
Team Manager - Warrant Officer Paul Floyd
Team Coach - Flight Seargeant James Bruce
Third Year Falcon - Sergeant Michael Davies
Third Year Falcon - Sergeant Brook Stebbings
Second Year Falcon - Sergeant Rob Menarry
Second Year Falcon - Sergeant Ben Sammut
First Year Falcon - Sergeant Paddy Guillois
First Year Falcon - Sergeant Doug McAll
First Year Falcon - Sergeant Gary Nicholson
Survival Equipment Fitter - Corporal Ross Gill

New Officer Commanding for RAF Falcons 2021 Display Season.