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Looks as though the Red Arrows are temporarily grounded

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Looks as though the Red Arrows are temporarily grounded

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/8308332.Red_Arrows_grounded_over_ejector_seat_fears/
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ALL RAF Hawk aircraft – the model used by the Red Arrows – have been grounded due to safety fears.
The training planes were stopped from flying when engineers detected a fault with the ejector seat on one of the craft during an inspection at RAF Valley on Anglesey in Wales.
Hawks at three other stations have also been grounded and will not be permitted to fly until each plane has been inspected.
The Red Arrows are due to fly at Cowes on Friday, Swanage Carnival this weekend and at Bournemouth Air Festival, which takes place between August 19 and 22.
It is not known how long the inspection will take or how it will impact on the team's schedule.
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Re: Looks as though the Red Arrows are temporarily grounded

Hopefully it won't take too long to resolve as they give so much pleasure to the public at the shows they do.
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Re: Looks as though the Red Arrows are temporarily grounded

Don't believe a word of it. This is another of Dave Nice But Dim's cost saving cuts
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Re: Looks as though the Red Arrows are temporarily grounded

Let's see in a month's time if you're right.  I doubt it Undecided
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Re: Looks as though the Red Arrows are temporarily grounded

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-10871330
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The Red Arrows have been cleared to fly again after a potential ejector seat fault grounded jets used by the team.
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Re: Looks as though the Red Arrows are temporarily grounded

Good news Jim, now what was Oddball saying Roll eyes Roll eyes