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French military aircraft join Guernsey air display

Two French PC-21s will fly over Guernsey in June's display.

This will be only the second time the French Mustang team have performed for a British audience.

Flying Display Director Barry Neal says it's a coup:

"We have been working hard with their team to ensure all the correct paperwork, accreditations, and insurance is in place, as we have to do for all the display teams.

As the PC-21 team is not accredited in the UK, one additional hoop we have to jump through is they will have to carry out a validation flight the day before the display to be accredited by the Director of Civil Aviation’s office.

So we have fingers firmly crossed for good weather and no technical issues that week even more than normal."

There's a mix of aircraft on 13 June including a WW2 Hurricane fighter, old favourites like the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and, of course, the Red Arrows.

The Guernsey Air Display Foundation has moved the date from September, as the Red Arrows are unavailable for the traditional date.

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