The Red Arrows are set to take to the skies over England today (31 March 2021).
The world famous RAF display team will be flying over the East Midlands and South East of England in a practice formation flight from their RAF Scampton base.
Onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of the Arrows will have to be quick and don’t expect any aerobatic displays or trails of red, white and blue smoke on this occasion.
The weather could not be better to spot them, with clear blue skies across most of England.
What is the Red Arrows schedule?
1. RAF Scampton – 10.37am
2. South-east of Fiskerton – 10.39am
3. Oversea - 10.45am
4. South of Rickinghall – 10.54am
5. North-west of Haverhill – 10.59am
6. West of Hertford – 11.03am
7. Watford – 11.05am
8. North-west of Uxbridge – 11.06am
9. Runnymede Air Force Memorial – 11.08am
10. South-east of Wentworth – 11.09am
11. Wokingham – 11.11am
12. West of Skirmett – 11.13am
13. Northampton – 11.19am
14. North-west of Collingham – 11.28am
15. RAF Scampton – 11.30am
What is the Red Arrows flight path?
From their RAF Scampton base, the Red Arrows will head east to the Lincolnshire coastline and go out oversea briefly before heading south.
The tea will turn inland before reaching Ipswich and fly over north of London, towards Reading then up to Northampton, past Nottingham and home to RAF Scampton.
Please see image attached.
Who are the Red Arrows?
The Red Arrows are a group of nine jets that form the Royal Air Force aerobatic display team based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
They have performed at many notable events since they were formed in 1964, with their displays becoming widely popular across the UK and the world over.
The Red Arrows usually fly in a diamond formation though tend to wow crowds with aerobatic acts, such as loop the loops, and their trademark red, white and blue smoke in tow.