The weather was absolutely perfect for the display, sunshine and clear skies with perfect visability. The whole island's residents and tourists converged around the harbour and witnessed a stunning display by the British RAF at their finest. It was the third display of the season for the Red Arrows out of a scheduled 96 shows. It really was a day that made you proud to be British.
Later in the day, the Red Arrows held a conference with a questions and answers session and their personal experiences and impression of Menorca, which they said was "superb".
This was later followed by a special reception at the 'Aeroclub of Menorca' in honour of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows Aerobatic Team hosted by the President of the Fundación Hospital Isla del Rey, The Honorary Consul for the UK and the President of the Real Aeroclub de Mahon, with drinks and tapas enjoyed on the terrace in the Menorcan evening sunshine. The event was very well attended by local dignitaries, including the Chief of Air Staff Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton who were on the island especially for the display, Mahon’s newly elected Mayoress, Mrs Agueda Reynes Calvache, as well as the majority of the Fellows of the Red Arrows, who had all flown to Menorca for this historic occasion.
The next day, Fairline Menorca had the honour to take the Red Arrow pilots and crew out on a pair of Fairline boats to enjoy a little taste of Menorca. The few hours exploring turned into a full day and night cruise with a spot of lunch at Binibeca Beach on the south coast, jet ribing in the beautiful bays and finished up with drinks aboard whilst floating in the middle of Mahon harbour. Everybody had a tremendous time and I think that we shall be seeing the Red Arrows in Menorca again very soon on their R&R !!.Back to news and events