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Dublin: 19 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Why were these Air Corps planes flying in formation over Dublin?

Should we take cover?

SOME PEOPLE WERE alarmed by the sight of military planes flying over Dublin earlier this afternoon.

At first glance the formation appeared to be the sight of a large plane being escorted.

This, needless to say, sparked some fear.

These were actually the Air Corps’ four tour training aircraft and a larger maritime patrol plane, practicing for the upcoming Bray Air Display.

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said that Casement Aerodrome was the form up point for the planes.

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Other planes were spotted closed to Bray such as the Swiss Air Force aerobatic display team, known as Patrouille Suisse.

These supersonic aircraft reaching speeds of as fast as 1,100 kilometres per hour.

The full show gets underway on Sunday.

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