On Wednesday night the 2012 Henri Lloyd sponsored Falmouth Festival Week continued the trend of hosting daring aerial displays with The Blades aerobatics team thrilling the crowds over the inner harbour.

Last year’s stunning aerial display was given by the famous Red Arrows aerobatics team and all four planes of The Blades team this year were flown by former Red Arrows pilots.

So despite the near 30mph gusty wind and overcast conditions it was probably no surprise given the experience of the pilots that the display was well received by the thousands of local residents and visitors lining the roads, quays and piers overlooking the harbour in Falmouth.

Whether the Red Arrows will be back next year for Falmouth Festival Week has yet to be confirmed.

The Blades aerobatic display team at Falmouth Week 2012