For a long time the Folkestone air show was a annual fixture for my home town. For one weekend in the year, it would be taken over by thousands of visitors coming to enjoy the good weather, some of the local fish and chips and of course the air displays.
However due to financial problems the air show ceased to exist for the last several years. The organisers had planned to bring back the air show in 2013, but had to pull the plug at the last minute to financial problems again.
Roll on one year later and the organisers had raised enough support and financial backing to put on a full weekend of activities for the residents and visitors of Folkestone once again.
A whole host of displays and attractions had been lined up to perform over the two days, but the stars of the show with out a doubt were the world famous RAF Red Arrows flying display team.
The majority of the town had come out to see the aerial acrobatics of this awesome display team. Getting to see highly skilled pilots push the limits of what planes can do, in the form of tight barrel rolls, sharp turns and close flying formations, is quite a sight to behold. If you ever get the chance to, I suggest you go see them at least once in your life.
Thankfully the rain the was predicted for the start of the weekend, disappeared just in time for the arrival of the first planes and stayed away for the remainder of the weekend. The great thing about these types of events is that not only are the air displays good photo opportunities, but there are lots of opportunities to photograph interesting and unique people as well.
Heres hoping that the air show for folkestone makes another successful return in 2015.