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Up in the air

Seen above, at the JETEX terminal at Dubai International Airport, is the crew of the UK’s Red Arrows flying professionals. The Red Arrows were in town to celebrate the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai. GIRLAHEAD SAW THEM ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS SOARING ABOVE BOURNEMOUTH AIRPORT FOR THE AIRSHOW THERE and gosh, the crowds. There is so much interest in flights, old, new and¬†spectacular. As part of the education around this enthusiasm, before the Dubai display, engineers and pilots hosed a STEM engagement event at Expo’s UK Pavilion to showcase what goes into an aerobic display and pilots are also appearing at the Pavilion to meet the public.

Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows team is based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. The team consists of 11 pilots, nine of whom fly in the display (Squadron Leader Tom Bould is front of the formation of Hawker T1s, flying Red 1), and more than 100 support personnel and technicians. All the pilots have experience flying Tornados, Typhoons or Harriers.

They say all gals love a sailor. SHE says all gals love an airman, or most of’em. TAKE SPACE AVIATORS, in the form of that three-way sandwich, in alphabetical order Messsrs Bezos, Branson and Musk. The flanks are admirable. The middle is a perennial showman. A few days ago Richard Branson was in New Orleans with a high school marching band, to inaugurate a Virgin hotel. The brand’s highly-admired CEO JAMES BERMINGHAM of course was there. Girlahead wonders if he wishes he had stayed with Montage.

On which tack, listen again to Montage Director and CEO OF PENDRY HOTELS, Mike Fuerstman, here: