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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly a Red Arrows jet?

The RAF’s Red Arrows in action.

Or what it’s like to be part of a Chinook helicopter crew, a member of the RAF Tutor aerobatic display team or to work with the Tigers Parachute Display Team?

Well now’s your chance to ask those questions – as part of Swansea Council’s Wales Airshow virtual digital celebration.

Key questions could concern the top speed of a Red Arrows jet as it flies across Swansea Bay or how long it takes to pack a parachute.

The council’s Cultural Services Events and Marketing teams are behind the Wales Airshow – A Digital Celebration #AtHome.

The Red Arrows’ Red 9, Squadron Leader Steve Morris.

And they’re inviting you to submit written questions or a video question via the Wales Airshow Facebook by noon this Monday, June 15.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism,said: “Although the Wales Airshow had to be cancelled this year due to the pandemic, our teams will run an online celebration on Saturday, July 4, from 11am-5pm.

“Part of the event will be a question and answer session. We’ve had a fantastic response from the display teams who’d normally attend the event.

“Those answering the public’s questions will include Red Arrows Squadron Leader Steve Morris; a captain, display crewman and engineer from the RAF Chinook Display Team; a pilot from aerobatics specialists Team Raven;  a pilot from the Strikemaster jet;  a member of the RAF Typhoon Display Team;  a pilot from the Tutor team; a team leader parachutist from the Tigers plus aerobatic pilot Lauren Wilson.

“They’re all looking forward to receiving questions from fans of the Wales Airshow.”

Questions and videos should be submitted via the Wales Airshow Facebook inbox – @WalesAirshow – before noon this Monday. A selection of your questions and videos will be aired in the digital celebration’s Q&A section.