How the British Black Arrows Set a World Record for a “22 Hunter Loop” Formation That Has Never Been Broken

How the British Black Arrows Set a World Record for a “22 Hunter Loop” Formation That Has Never Been Broken

Astounding.

We swing swiftly through the completion of our demonstration, including a barrel roll with sixteen black Hunters and then in a matter of moments we are clear of Farnborough and streaking for Odiham.

We land and quickly de-brief. We are nonchalant. Everything went as planned and practiced, so what is there to talk about? Come on. Pile into our cars and hare over to Farnborough. Rumour has it that there is, somewhere among those marquees with the blue and white striped awnings, some free beer.

Twenty-two to one we shall find it!”

This article by Gabriele Barison originally appeared on The Aviation Geek Club in 2018.

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