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A buzz of anticipation went around the Arena at the RAMS Heritage Open Day. The REME Thunderbolts Parachute Display Team would be landing soon.
It was a blustery old day, quite cloudy too. Would it be on or cancelled? It was all systems go.
Here's the team after the display so you don't have to worry, although the gentleman in the kilt was not one of the jumpers!
First up, the plane flew round testing the wind with some smoke.
Waiting for the plane to emerge from the sky took a while, the excitement was building. Then, there it was. Six small dots appeared, one after the other.
Whoosh! Down they came like the man delivering the box of Milk Tray. The first one getting lower and lower above the crowd, a last minute manoeuvre, a swish and he/she landed in the field, smoke billowing. Within a couple of minutes, they were all down, not one stuck in the trees.
Off they ran to great applause.
Still more to see, come back soon!