Neighbors on a London street gathered to see a man named Steve ride by on his bicycle, carrying a device containing nine “Red Arrow Jets” releasing red, white and blue fumes
(Image: Lucy Howard-Taylor/Twitter)
A man has created his own Red Arrows exhibit during a platinum anniversary street party – after the actual show was canceled – much to the delight of his neighbours.
Literary agent and publisher James Spackman released a clip of the innovator named Steve showing him riding a bicycle while holding a frame of red toy airplanes fixed in the classic nine of diamonds formation.
The device also emitted red, blue, and white “smoke” similar to the colored vapor of the famous jets.
Steve wore a black top hat with a Union Jack on the front during the drive-by.
Spectators in what appeared to be a London neighborhood cheered and clapped.
The tweet posted on Sunday afternoon has garnered over 11,000 likes on Twitter so far.
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James wrote, “Though I’m a huge anniversary curmudgeon, I was *amazed* by our wonderful neighbor Steve’s homemade red arrows…”
It came after the Red Arrows flight display was canceled due to inclement weather.
The exhibition was scheduled to take place above Buckingham Palace at 5:05pm to mark the conclusion of the centenary celebrations.
The Red Arrows also confirmed earlier today that they will not be performing in the skies over Torbay, airshow organizers confirmed.
The ad was called into question this morning due to poor weather conditions.
Low clouds threw the plans into jeopardy, and the final decision was made just after 12 noon.
English Riviera Airshow organizers said: “Due to the current weather conditions we regret to announce that the RAF Red Arrows have had to cancel their appearance at tonight’s English Riviera Airshow as it is not safe or possible for them to fly in the airshow current conditions.
“We continue to check the weather forecast very closely and are hoping for an RAF Chinook appearance at 1pm.
“We will of course keep you informed as best we can about the flight displays planned for this afternoon. Thank you again for your patience.”
However, many Brits were treated to the iconic exhibition on Thursday to kick off the anniversary celebrations.
The aircraft gathered near The Wash, a cove near the northwest corner of East Anglia.
Coming from the North Sea they pass through a number of eastern countries before heading south via Swaffham and Thetford in Norfolk, on to Ipswich and then via Colchester in Essex.
Then at lunchtime the flyby surfaced central London and flew over the huge crowd of spectators on The Mall and Buckingham Palace where the royal family was gathered.
The iconic air show then spread across the south and west of the London Control Zone, also flying over Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
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