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Double celebration in Abu Dhabi flypast

Posted 2 December 2019 · Add Comment

An Etihad Airways Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring the Formula 1 themed livery had a double celebratory flypast yesterday as they featured in a special UAE flag formation over Yas Marina Circuit with the Al Fursan display team to commemorate the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the UAE's National Day.


Thousands of spectators watched the fly past. It was  led by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying at 600ft, commanded by Captain Henry Crowley, Captain Abdullah Saleh, Captain Christopher Lunt and Captain Mohamed Al Tamimi. This was closely followed by the Airbus A380 at 800ft. commanded by Captain Adel Al Zubaidi, Captain Richard Dyson and Captain Ali Al Jabri. The accompanying Al Fursan Aerobatic team consisted of seven Aermacchi 339 jets flying at 750ft in a V formation trailing red, green, white and black smoke representing the colours of the UAE’s flag. The team had the challenging task of maintaining flight timings to the second.
 

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