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Tim Peake takes off with Red Arrows at RIAT

Posted 18 July 2019 · Add Comment

Today, British astronaut Major Tim Peake fulfilled a boyhood dream, flying with the legendary Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT).


Courtesy RIAT

Tim joined Red One, Squadron Leader Martin Pert, for the team’s rehearsal flight before they take part in the airshow over the next three days in the skies above RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July.

Talking about his flight with the Red Arrows, Major Tim Peake said: “It was truly incredible, I felt like I was living the dream.

"I have watched them since I was a young lad and I feel like this has been a boyhood dream fulfilment. It was a privilege to fly with these guys today.

"I love airshows and it is brilliant to be here.”
 

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