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Pictures: The Air Corps flew in formation across Dublin this morning

The brief display of formation flying at speed was in honour of the State visit of Croatia’s president to these shores.

air corps2 Source: Irish Air Corps/Twitter

IF YOU CAST an eye to the skies in Dublin this morning you might have noticed three planes streaking about the place.

And quite spectacular they looked too.

It wasn’t a training exercise, but rather the Air Corps strutting their stuff in recognition of the state visit of the President of Croatia Kolinda Graber-Kitarovic.

“Three Pilatus PC9s, flown by instructors of the Air Corps’ Flying Training School performed a flypast this morning as part of the State ceremony to welcome the President of Croatia,” a spokesperson for the Defence Forces said in a statement.

The aircraft held over Grand Canal Dock waiting for the signal to commence their run-in. The aircraft arrived over the ceremony as the last notes of the National Anthem Amhrán na bhFiann were being played.

aircorps3 Source: Irish Air Corps/Twitter

air1 Source: Irish Air Corps/Twitter

Fancy flying, and fancy photography to boot – which the Corps graciously chose to share on Twitter.

Graber-Kitarovic will be here for three days. She was greeted this morning with military honours at Áras an Uachtaráin, and will be treated to a State Dinner by President Michael D Higgins at the Áras this evening.

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