Nato jets to stage flypast over Newport summit

DISPLAY: An RAF Typhoon will lead the fly-past

Nato jets to stage flypast over Newport summit

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NEWPORT will see a display of Nato jets as the city hosts the alliance's summit next week.

The RAF’s Red Arrows will be joined by aircraft from across the NATO alliance for the flypast over the summit at the Celtic Manor resort on Friday 5 September at 9am.

In Newport people should be ready to watch the display at 8.45am as it passes south of the city Centre, over Spytty Park, Beechwood Park and Lliswerry.

The planes will soar across South Wales, passing the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on the way to the summit, where world leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama will be among delegates from the 28 NATO member states.

Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said: “The eyes of the world will be on Wales next week and we are proud to be hosting Heads of State and world leaders at the NATO Summit.

"This flypast serves as another reminder of how the Summit is putting Wales on the world stage, as people look up and see jets from nations across NATO fill the skies of South Wales”.

The display will showcase NATO’s formidable airpower with aircraft from the UK, USA, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal and the Netherlands. It will be led by an RAF Typhoon flanked by two Polish Mig-29s and finished by the Red Arrows, the RAF’s aerobatic team, which will follow after Voyager, the RAF’s largest and newest aircraft. Other jets will include a Eurofighter and F-16 Falcons.

The display will represent some of the many NATO nations which have been involved in policing the air space across Europe as part of the Alliance’s efforts to support and reassure its Eastern member states.

The NATO Summit will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 September and will host over 70 world leaders. The main aims of the Summit include addressing emerging threats from failed states, regional conflicts, terrorism and cyber attacks.

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6:42am Sat 30 Aug 14

john.hall1000 says...

Something the protesters can't ruin.
Something the protesters can't ruin. john.hall1000
  • Score: 48

7:44am Sat 30 Aug 14

smiffy76 says...

That will get the kids having a NATO day off school out of bed.
That will get the kids having a NATO day off school out of bed. smiffy76
  • Score: 31

8:31am Sat 30 Aug 14

33daverave says...

Wouldn't they be better off over Syria or Iraq bombing the ISIS militants ?
Wouldn't they be better off over Syria or Iraq bombing the ISIS militants ? 33daverave
  • Score: 18

8:57am Sat 30 Aug 14

Charlie1501 says...

Any chance they could fly over Newport City centre and accidently drop one or six bombs that we've paid for? Might as well get our moneys worth right?...
Any chance they could fly over Newport City centre and accidently drop one or six bombs that we've paid for? Might as well get our moneys worth right?... Charlie1501
  • Score: -59

9:24am Sat 30 Aug 14

spanner100 says...

Just another waste of money.
Just another waste of money. spanner100
  • Score: -61

10:33am Sat 30 Aug 14

cjwales1 says...

Doomsayers !!!
Dont think we will get such an eclectic mix of aircraft for what is essentially a free airshow in this lifetime. 0845 tho thoughts of sitting on balcony with a glass of wine and a camera seems a bit moot :(
Come on NATO move it to Saturday and wine o'clock :)
Doomsayers !!! Dont think we will get such an eclectic mix of aircraft for what is essentially a free airshow in this lifetime. 0845 tho thoughts of sitting on balcony with a glass of wine and a camera seems a bit moot :( Come on NATO move it to Saturday and wine o'clock :) cjwales1
  • Score: 52

7:35pm Sat 30 Aug 14

What'sThePoint says...

As Newport Citizens are putting up with the disruption of the summit meeting without any real benefit, what a shame that the flypast isn't to the NORTH side of the M4 Motorway where a majority of Newport's residents would be able to see it? As it is at the moment, at that time in the morning everyone who lives NORTH of the M4 and works in Newport will be on their way to work but, probably have be gridlocked in traffic due to the closures of the M4 while the Leaders get to the Summit - my guess is they won't see it? Come on Argus do something!
As Newport Citizens are putting up with the disruption of the summit meeting without any real benefit, what a shame that the flypast isn't to the NORTH side of the M4 Motorway where a majority of Newport's residents would be able to see it? As it is at the moment, at that time in the morning everyone who lives NORTH of the M4 and works in Newport will be on their way to work but, probably have be gridlocked in traffic due to the closures of the M4 while the Leaders get to the Summit - my guess is they won't see it? Come on Argus do something! What'sThePoint
  • Score: -16

2:37am Sun 31 Aug 14

grev phillips says...

A valid point about dropping a bomb or two on the city centre, anything has to be an improvement on what we have, the centre is a mess, empty shops galore, Newport Council have done nothing or very little to help traders but they have done a superb job of ruining a once thriving town centre and should be congratulated for wrecking it.
A valid point about dropping a bomb or two on the city centre, anything has to be an improvement on what we have, the centre is a mess, empty shops galore, Newport Council have done nothing or very little to help traders but they have done a superb job of ruining a once thriving town centre and should be congratulated for wrecking it. grev phillips
  • Score: -11

4:58pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Magor says...

I came through on the train yesterday and the old sainsburys wants bombing, it looks a right mess.I thought the graffiti would have been removed for the NATO visitors.
I came through on the train yesterday and the old sainsburys wants bombing, it looks a right mess.I thought the graffiti would have been removed for the NATO visitors. Magor
  • Score: -4

4:17pm Mon 1 Sep 14

grandmammamia says...

cjwales1 wrote:
Doomsayers !!!
Dont think we will get such an eclectic mix of aircraft for what is essentially a free airshow in this lifetime. 0845 tho thoughts of sitting on balcony with a glass of wine and a camera seems a bit moot :(
Come on NATO move it to Saturday and wine o'clock :)
C'mon. The sun is over the yardarm somewhere in the world.............
[quote][p][bold]cjwales1[/bold] wrote: Doomsayers !!! Dont think we will get such an eclectic mix of aircraft for what is essentially a free airshow in this lifetime. 0845 tho thoughts of sitting on balcony with a glass of wine and a camera seems a bit moot :( Come on NATO move it to Saturday and wine o'clock :)[/p][/quote]C'mon. The sun is over the yardarm somewhere in the world............. grandmammamia
  • Score: 7

6:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

stjulians says...

I'm wondering, I assume they're flying over the Celtic Manor (?), so would they 'turn' over Beechwood Park or fly further on, turn and come back? Because there are so many planes (and especially the red arrows) would like to see it.
I'm wondering, I assume they're flying over the Celtic Manor (?), so would they 'turn' over Beechwood Park or fly further on, turn and come back? Because there are so many planes (and especially the red arrows) would like to see it. stjulians
  • Score: 15

8:30pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Ellie'sdad says...

grev phillips wrote:
A valid point about dropping a bomb or two on the city centre, anything has to be an improvement on what we have, the centre is a mess, empty shops galore, Newport Council have done nothing or very little to help traders but they have done a superb job of ruining a once thriving town centre and should be congratulated for wrecking it.
Welsh assembly set buisness rates for traders in all welsh city's & towns, so how have you reasoned that NCC are responsible for empty shops etc ? Would you prefer Residents pay extra on community charge to subside shops ? All over the UK city centres are suffering with retail, has it ever crossed your mind other factors such as out of town retail parks, online shopping etc is the cause ?
[quote][p][bold]grev phillips[/bold] wrote: A valid point about dropping a bomb or two on the city centre, anything has to be an improvement on what we have, the centre is a mess, empty shops galore, Newport Council have done nothing or very little to help traders but they have done a superb job of ruining a once thriving town centre and should be congratulated for wrecking it.[/p][/quote]Welsh assembly set buisness rates for traders in all welsh city's & towns, so how have you reasoned that NCC are responsible for empty shops etc ? Would you prefer Residents pay extra on community charge to subside shops ? All over the UK city centres are suffering with retail, has it ever crossed your mind other factors such as out of town retail parks, online shopping etc is the cause ? Ellie'sdad
  • Score: 2

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