The Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbo jet performed a spectacular flypast with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows in Dubai.
The Emirates A380 aircraft and seven Red Arrow planes flew in a synchronized formation starting at Jumeirah Golf Estates and continuing along the Sheikh Zayed Road skyline before nearing the iconic Dubai skyscraper, Burj Khalifa.
The flight was performed on November 17, 2022, to celebrate the start of the DP World Tour Championship, the prestigious international tournament of the world’s greatest golfers.
According to Emirates, the A380 wide-body aircraft took off at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and was joined by the RAF Red Arrows as it made its approach over Jumeirah Golf Estates. As the aircraft flew at an altitude of just 1,000 feet, the seven Red Arrows released red smoke trails to signal the launch of the tournament.
The eye-catching performance was captured by one of the championship observers.
Emirates A380 and the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly in formation to celebrate the start of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. https://t.co/27QD8avczM pic.twitter.com/5qjtyEbsDm
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The V-shaped formation then flew along Sheikh Zayed Road at an altitude of 3,000 feet while reaching a speed of 250 knots, to finally reach the Burj Khalifa before heading west towards the Dubai coastline where all planes split up and continued on to their respective airports for landing.