Rennes Air Show 2010
BC: What did you do at the weekend Romain?
Romain:I went to Rennes airport to see an air show which commemorated The Battle of Britain from World War 2.
BC:Did you have a good time?
Romain:Oh, yes, it was great! It was really beautiful watching the planes moving in the sky, in 3D, in freedom.
BC:What sort of planes did they have there?
Romain:There were old war planes, such as the Spitfire, the Zero and the Messerschmitt. There were also acrobatic demonstrations by the Rennes aero club instructor and the French Air Force acrobatics team. They had old planes such as the DC-3, and Air Force planes such as the TBM 200 and the Rafale.
BC:As the air show was to commemorate The Battle of Britain, were there any other British planes there, apart from the Spitfire?
Romain: Yes, the famous Red Arrows were there! They are considered to be the best aeronautical acrobatic team in the world so it was an honour to see them. During the demonstration one of the pilots stayed down to explain the different acrobatic figures, and as the Red Arrows came in front of us he said through the microphone: “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are proud to present THE ENGLISH RED ARROWS!”
BC: You took some very good pictures too, I see.
Romain: Yes, I took a lot of photos. It was a wonderful day out which I’ll never forget and I’d like to thank all the demonstrators who took part. One day, I hope that I’ll be on the other side of the barrier – because I really love flying too and my aim is to become a professional pilot.
BC: Thanks for telling us about your weekend, Romain – and I hope your dream of becoming a pilot comes true!
To have a little taste of the Rennes Air Show which took place on 25th & 26th September 2010, click on the link below. The Red Arrows performance comes at the end of the clip. It's certainly worth watching.
Historical note: The Battle of Britain was the name given to the air campaign (Luftwaffe against the Royal Air Force) which took place over the English Channel and the Home Counties (Surrey, Sussex, Kent) between 10th July & 31st October 1940. For more information about this decisive battle, click on the link below: