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The Blades consist of 4 Extra 300 stunt planes flown by former Red Arrows pilots, giving the ultimate in aerobatic excitement.

The Blades' parent company, 2Excel Aviation Ltd, was founded in 2005 by Chris Norton OBE DFC and Andy Offer OBE. They both left distinguished careers in the Royal Air Force as Wing Commanders to create a unique, aviation-based communications business.

Since their debut public display at the Beckhams’ pre-World Cup party in 2006, The Blades have performed at some of the most prestigious events in the world. They have flown over 300 displays at events from the Cannes International Advertising Festival and the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix to Cowes Week and T4 ‘On The Beach’.

The Blades can provide an event enhancing ‘wow-factor' almost anywhere in the world. With live commentary and real time footage live-linked from their cockpits to screens on the ground, audience involvement with their daredevil display is unparalleled!

The Display
The Blades' pilots are all former Red Arrows and between them they have more than 20 years of display experience on Harriers, Jaguars, Hawks, Jet Provosts and even Boeing Stearman biplanes.

The Blades' experience, expertise and dedication to perfection means that they are one of the most highly respected teams in the world.

The Blades' display is not only popular at airshows, but also at any event looking for the 'wow' factor. The Blades' display has been designed to be flexible so that they can display at most venues, be it weddings, private parties, sporting events or even music festivals.

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Mark Cutmore – Blade 1
Andy Offer - Blade 2 / Director
Chris Carder – Blade 2
Miles Garland - Blade 3
Andy Evans – Blade 4

The Blades forthcoming displays
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The Blades photographed during a display at Cosford 2006.

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Related Links: -

The Pilots (www.theblades.biz)

The aircraft (www.theblades.biz)

Display Calendar (www.theblades.biz)

Airshow Calendar (www.militaryairshows.co.uk)