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RAF Falcons Display Schedule 2022

RAF Falcons Display Schedule 2022


Below are the 2022 display dates & venues for the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team:
May 2022

01 May - Peterborough Truck Fest
05 May - RAF Cranwell MIOTC 11
11 May - Balmoral Park NI, Balmoral Show
12 May - Balmoral Park NI, Balmoral Show
13 May - Balmoral Park NI, Balmoral Show
14 May - Balmoral Park NI, Balmoral Show
19 May - RAF Brize Norton, Jon Egging Trust
21 May - Cognac, France Air Show
22 May - Cognac, France Air Show
28 May - MOD Corsham Families Day
31 May - Ipswich, Suffolk Show


June 2022

02 June - Ragley Hall, Midlands Air Festival
03 June - Ragley Hall, Midlands Air Festival
04 June - Ragley Hall, Midlands Air Festival
04 June - Bournemouth 7s Rugby
05 June - Sandringham, Sandringham Show
09 June - Wadebridge, Royal Cornwall Show
10 June - Wadebridge, Royal Cornwall Show
11 June - Wadebridge, Royal Cornwall Show
11 June - Darlington, Teesside Airshow
12 June - RAF Cosford Air Show
15 June - Worcester, RAF Heritage Engagement
18 June - Duxford Summer Air Show
19 June - Duxford Summer Air Show
19 June - Rendcomb Airfield, Air Pageant
22 June - Lincoln, Lincoln Show
23 June - Lincoln, Lincoln Show
23 June - RAF Cranwell, Grad Ball
24 June - Edinburgh, Royal Highland Show
25 June - Scarborough National Armed Forces Day - 10.30am
25 June - Lowestoft Armed Forces Day
29 June - Norwich, Royal Norfolk Show
30 June - Norwich, Royal Norfolk Show


July 2022

01 July - Silverstone, F1 Grand Prix Practice
09 July - Tatton Park, ABF Anniversary
18 July - Builth Wells, Royal Welsh Show
18 July - Farnborough Air Show
19 July - Builth Wells, Royal Welsh Show
19 July - Farnborough Air Show
20 July - Peterhead - Scottish Week
21 July - Builth Wells, Royal Welsh Show
22 July - Farnborough Air Show
23 July - RAF Northolt Families Day
28 July - RAF Marham Families Day
28 July - RAF Honington Families Day
30 July - Old Buckenham Airshow
31 July - Old Buckenham Airshow


August 2022

03 August - Swanage Carnival
04 August - RAF Cranwell, MIOT 13
06 August - RAF Halton, Apprentices 100th
11 August - RAF Valley Families Day
11 August - RAF Shawbury Families Day
12 August - Shrewsbury Flower Show
13 August - Shrewsbury Flower Show
17 August - York Racecourse, Ebor Festival
18 August - York Racecourse, Ebor Festival
18 August - RAF Benson Families Day
19 August - RAF Odiham Families Day
20 August - Gydnia, Poland Air Show
21 August - Gydnia, Poland Air Show
26 August - Schaffen, Belgium Para 75th
27 August - Malacky Air Base, Slovakia Intl Air Festival
28 August - Malacky Air Base, Slovakia Intl Air Festival


September 2022

02 September - Norwich Sundown Festival
03 September - RAF Brize Norton Families Day
03 September - RAF Digby Families Day
08 September - RAF Northolt CAS Commendations
08 September - RAF Cosford AFR
10 September - Abingdon Air & Country Show
15 September - Imjin Barracks, HQ ARRC BoB
24 September - Sywell, Pistons and Props


The RAF Falcons schedule is usually announced at the end of March each year.

60th Anniversary:

2021 marked 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.

RAF Falcons News
RAF Falcons Receive Public Display Authority (PDA) for 2022 Season.


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 2022:

Flt Lt Stu Philpott - Officer Commanding
Flt Lt Mike Reeve - Deputy Officer Commanding
Flt Sergeant James Bruce - Team Coach
Sergeant Gaz Nicholson - Deputy Team Coach
Sergeant Ben Sammut - Third Year
Sergeant Bobby Menarry - Third Year
Sergeant Doug Mcall - Second Year
Sergeant Paddy Guillois - Second Year
Sergeant Owen Collins - First Year
Sergeant Sean McCabe - First Year
Corporal Joe Finch - First Year
Corporal Ross Gill - Survival Equipment Technician
Corporal Gav Wright - Survival Equipment Technician