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About

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams.

Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom and promote the best of British.

Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with front line, operational experience.

With a trademark combination of close formations and precision flying, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, has been displaying since 1965. One of the premier aerobatic teams in the world, the Red Arrows are the public face of the Royal Air Force and are ambassadors for the United Kingdom.

The team is made up of more than 120 people, including pilots, engineers and essential support staff. Together, they demonstrate the excellence and capabilities of the Royal Air Force and the Service’s skilled, talented people.

All nine Red Arrows display pilots are fast jet pilots from frontline Royal Air Force squadrons. Once they have finished their three-year tour with the team they will return to their Royal Air Force duties.

Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows had flown almost 4,900 displays in 57 countries, as of the end of 2017 - the Squadron's 53rd season.

 

Beta website version

This is an early and basic version of the Team's profile. Extra details about the Team’s people, displays, and schedule for 2018, will be added here in the coming months.