However, there is no football either?! Does that help? And there is some blue sky and sunshine.....
These are the RAF Falcons skydiving display team. They didn't actually do any skydiving on Saturday due to the low clouds and high winds, just jumped out and opened their shutes. But they were very precise and made pretty patterns in the sky and when they walked round with free handouts later, they were extremely muscly and nice to look at (I didn't touch or take a photo, what do you take me for??!) so I'll let them off!
Below is the Tornado doing an extremely realistic demonstration of what they do out in Afghanistan. Bombing and shooting and trying to scare off the enemy from patrols on the ground. It was sobering trying to imagine what it must be like for people on the ground. So loud and terrifying. And all being offered up for our enjoyment and education.....a bit weird to be honest. They were trying to get across how they don't go in all guns blazing but do several passes to scare off non-combatants before returning to bomb the sh*t out of anyone still there. I THINK I felt better...
Helicopters can fly backwards. Who knew? It looks like I caught them crossing but no - they flew side by side like this the length of the runway for our amusement.
Then they bowed to us.
A Dutch fighter jet showing off. He was cool and extremely loud!
Right side up.
Wrong side up.
Safe and sound.