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Athens Flying Week thrills crowds

Athens Flying Week thrills crowds
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By Euronews
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Top aviation teams from around the world have been delighting thousands of spectators

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In the skies above Greece, something spectacular has been happening.

At Athens Flying Week, top aviation teams from around the world have been demonstrating their flight skills, leaving crowds opened mouthed with wonder.

One highlight of the show which culminates this weekend is Britain’s famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.

“I have had a fantastic career. So far I’ve been involved with over 630 displays with the team and I’ve been to 46 countries in one of these red aircrafts,” said Squadron Leader Mike Ling. “So its a true honour for me to represent the Royal Air Force and represent Great Britain. We love coming here to Greece, we train here in Greece every year.”

We're in Greece! Here's the Diamond 9 at 6000 feet ready for the Spaghetti Break at Tanagra. #athensflyingweek17 tomorrow! #redarrowstourpic.twitter.com/oxroEbvzWV

— Red Ten (@RAFRed10) 15 septembre 2017

The Egyptian Air Force’s display team, the ‘‘Silver Stars’‘ have been one highlight – just like the European aerobatics crews delighting thousands of spectators.

“We are always happy that we can meet with people, that people are happy, that people are waving to pilots and it is always a great experience,” said Mikolaj Lysiak of the Polish display team.

Keeping their feet on the ground, the crowd can only marvel at the skill and courage of those making this air show so exhilarating.

46 Aviation team and Danielle Hughes in a real Wingwalking at Tanagra Air Base.
#AthensFlyingWeek2017pic.twitter.com/J5aJTCkZXK

— Athens Flying Week (@AthensFlyinWeek) 15 septembre 2017

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