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Arrival and arrivals

Posted in Jersey by folkestonejack on September 7, 2011

An early start got me down to Gatwick airport in plenty of time for my 8.50am flight to Jersey with Flybe. It was only a short flight with around 35 minutes in the air but I was still very impressed with the fresh interior of the Embraer E-195 which made a welcome change from some of the tired plane interiors I have seen on my travels.

We landed a little early at about 9:44am, evidently followed a few minutes later by the Alpha Jets from the French Air Force which were waiting to cross the apron as I walked down the steps from the plane. I made it out to the front of the building by 10am and a glance up at the arrivals board showed the Red Arrows were expected shortly. I made my way along the airport perimeter fence and joined a small crowd that had gathered by the Aero Club. I didn’t have to wait too long before I saw the Red Arrows fly over the runway in formation and then peel off one by one, loop around and land. A magnificent sight and a great way to start the day in Jersey!

As well as the Red Arrows, I also saw the arrival of the RAF Shorts Tucanos and Dassault Flamants before heading off into St Helier with a smile on my face.

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