The Red Arrows fly over England today (Sunday 6th June), making their way through the skies from Exeter in Devon to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
The Royal Air Force’s elite display team attends the Midlands Air Show – their first public air show appearance since July 2019, reports Cambridge Live.
The formation fliers begin their voyage at 1:35 p.m. in Exeter, the distinctive red Hawk T1 jets fly northeast through Somerset, then north past Bristol and Worcester before heading east over the Midlands.
They then fly southeast over the Cotswolds and towards Luton before traveling north past Cambridge, Peterborough and Nottingham.
Below is a list of the times and places.
- Exeter – 1:35 p.m.
- West of Cullompton – 1:37 p.m.
- Southwest of Norton St. Philip – 1:45 p.m.
- West of Great Malvern – 1:53 p.m.
- Southeast Worcester – 1.55 p.m.
- Midlands Air Festival flyby – 1:57 p.m.
- West of Stratford-Upon-Avon – 1:58 p.m.
- Northwest of Oxhill – 1:59 p.m.
- Langes Compton – 2 p.m.
- VCY by Leighton Buzzard – 2:06 p.m.
- Northwest of Clohill – 2:08 p.m.
- Shuttleworth Festival Flyover – 2:09 p.m.
- Potton – 2:10 p.m.
- Northwest March – 2:14 p.m.
- Northwest of Bottesford – 2:20 p.m.
- Collingham – 2:22 p.m.
- RAF Scampton – 2:25 p.m.
The route and times, however, may vary depending on the weather or other factors – but the weather looks fine for Sunday afternoons.
While the Red Arrows have not performed at an air show since 2019, they performed in our skies earlier this year and performed a flyby for the Queen in March at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Air Forces Memorial in Runnymede, Surrey.
The event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
It came days after all of the Hawk T1’s were temporarily on the ground after a crash in Cornwall. The two pilots on board had thrown themselves out and were hospitalized with injuries that were not treated as life-threatening or transformative.
The jet crashed on the day of the week the Royal Navy conducts its weekly counter-war and damage control exercises.
While used by the Red Arrows, the Royal Navy Hawk Mk1 uses two-seat fast jet aircraft primarily for training purposes. They provide simulated ship attacks and airborne interception training for the Royal Navy fleet.
The arrows were also seen in the skies over London in June 2020 when they teamed up with Patrouille de France on a flyby over Buckingham Palace, around the 80’s of France during World War II.