THE RAF Red Arrows swoop over Torquay at 6pm tonight, and thousands of locals and holidaymakers will throng every vantage point for miles around to see the show.
So just why do we still love those magnificent men in their flying machines so much? There are nine of them, so here are nine reasons why.
1: They're the best. The American Blue Angels are spectacular, the Italian Frecce Tricolore are eye-popping, but the Red Arrows just do it better.
2: They had a pilot from Dartmouth at one time, Mark Cutmore. His dad was a butcher in the town and featured in a hilarious Happy Families pack of cards as Mr Cutmore the Butcher.
3: They make great video. Here's one we made in 2008, with an ace soundtrack by local band the Morris Brothers, who are now better known as Firekind.
4: They make a big heart with smoke trails in the sky, then pierce it with a smoky arrow, so every man in the crowd can turn to his partner and say: "There, I asked them to do that just for you."
5: We get plenty of chances to see them in action. They were at Dawlish last Saturday and they're at Dartmouth on Friday if you miss them at Torquay tonight.
A quick hop to Exeter Airport to rescue a stranded jet before heading to Bournemouth this afternoon. Might even do some aeros at Lyme Regis
— Red Ten (@RAFRed10) August 28, 2013
6: During a display, Red Arrows pilots experience forces up to five times that of gravity, and when performing the aerobatic manoeuvre 'Vixen Break', forces up to 7g can be reached, close to the 8g structural limit of the aircraft.
7: They're never late. If they say they're going to display at 6pm, that's exactly the time they will appear over the rooftops. You can set your watch by them.
8: They're adaptable. The Red Arrows have three distinct displays to perform, depending on the weather.
9: They're fantastic. End of.