The Avro Vulcan B.2, also known as the Delta Lady and a nuclear bomber, returned as a crowd-pleasing hero after being absent from the Island show for 16 years. It was joined by several regular favourites including the Red Arrows, the Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Islander Martin Willing’s T-28S Fennec.
Despite the weather, thousands lined the natural amphitheatre of St Aubin’s Bay to watch the annual spectacle, which is now arguably the Island’s most high-profile event.
This year the Red Arrows were joined by the Patrouille Acrobatic de France, the French national display team. It was a chance for the Gallic pilots to demonstrate their nose-to-tail flying prowess in what many will have seen as a head-to-head showdown with their British counterparts. Both teams put on dazzling displays of close formation flying, filling the skies with plumes of red, white and blue smoke.
• Words: Andy Sibcy Pictures: Matt Hotton, Rob Currie and Richard Wainwright
• Full report and pictures in today’s Jersey Evening Post