Spectators at the world’s largest military air show were delighted at a fly-past by a specially decorated British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows.
Flight BA100 lead the display at the Royal International Air Tattoo and was flanked by nine Hawk jets belonging to the Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, who trailed British Airways’ signature red, white and blue colours.
The special Boeing 747 has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery to mark British Airways’ centenary this year.
The airline has a long history of displaying in the Air Tattoo and first joined the flying programme in 1985 when Concorde and the Red Arrows flew together in a dramatic display. In the early 2000s several British Airways 747s and 777s performed a flypast, and in 2013, the airline performed with the Red Arrows once again, to the delight of the large Air Tattoo crowd.