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Red Arrows Timings (14th-19th August):

Tuesday 14th August
Depart from RAF Scampton - 15:00
Arrive at Exeter - 15:36
Depart from Exeter - 17:59
Display Falmouth - 18:15
Arrive at Exeter - 18:49

Wednesday 15th August
Depart from Exeter - 12:35
Arrive at RAF Scampton - 13:12
Depart from RAF Scampton - 15:44
Display Cromer - 16:00
Arrive at RAF Scampton - 16:33

Friday 17th August
Depart from RAF Scampton - 11:55
Arrive at Biggin Hill - 12:30
Display Eastbourne - 15:00
Arrive at Biggin Hill - 15:32

Saturday 18th August
Depart from Biggin Hill - 13:25
Display Biggin Hill - 13:30
Arrive at Biggin Hill - 13:56
Depart from Biggin Hill - 16:21
Display Eastbourne - 16:30
Flypast Four Winds, Wadhurst - 16:55
Arrive at Biggin Hill - 17:02

Sunday 19th August
Depart Biggin Hill - 12:21
Display Eastbourne - 12:30
Flypast Headcorn Airfield - 12:56
Flypast Cowdrey Cricket Club - 12:58
Arrive at Biggin Hill - 13:04
Depart from Biggin Hill - 15:55
Display Biggin Hill - 16:00
Arrive at Biggin Hill - 16:26
Depart from Biggin Hill - 18:30
Arrive at RAF Scampton - 19:01

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Red Arrows Display Schedule 2018

Red Arrows Schedule 2018.

Below are the 2018 display dates & venues for the Red Arrows:

June
02 Torbay Air Show, Paignton, Devon - 3pm
03 Torbay Air Show, Paignton, Devon - 3pm
05 Isle of Man TT Races, Douglas, Isle of Man - 7.30pm
10 RAF Cosford Air Show, RAF Cosford, Shropshire
16 Great Yarmouth Air Show, Norfolk - 3pm
17 Great Yarmouth Air Show, Norfolk - 3pm
23 Weston Air Festival, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset - 4.20pm
24 Weston Air Festival, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset - 2.45pm
30 Armed Forces' Day at Llandudno, Wales - 12pm
30 Wales National Show, Swansea, Wales - 5.15pm

July
01 Wales National Show, Swansea, Wales - 12pm
01 Cleethorpes Armed Forces' Day, North East Lincolnshire - 5.30pm
06 Southport Airshow - 7.30pm
07 RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, Somerset - 1.05pm
08 F1 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Northants - 1.30pm
13 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Glos - 11.20am
14 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Glos - 12.05pm
14 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood, West Sussex - 5.15pm
15 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Glos - 4.35pm
15 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood, West Sussex - 11.30am
20 Farnborough International Air Show (Flypast & Static only) - 11.00am
21 Farnborough International Air Show (Flypast & Static only) - 2.26pm
21 Hastings
22 Folkestone
25 Peterhead - 7pm
27 Sunderland Airshow, Tyne & Wear - 7.15pm
28 Scotland's National Airshow, East Fortune Airfield - 12.50pm
28 Sunderland Airshow, Tyne & Wear - 4.30pm
29 Bray Air Display, Bray, Ireland - 2.10pm

30th July to 8th August - No flying

August
10 Cowes Week, Cowes, Isle of Wight - 7.30pm
11 Newcastle Festival of Flight, Newcastle, County Down - 3.40pm - cancelled due to weather
12 Blackpool Airshow - 4pm
12 Whitby Regatta, Whitby, North Yorkshire - 12pm - cancelled due to weather
14 Falmouth Week, Falmouth, Cornwall - 6.15pm
15 Cromer Carnival, Cromer, Norfolk - 4pm
17 Airbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne, East Sussex - 3pm
18 Airbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne, East Sussex - 4.30pm
18 Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, Biggin Hill, Kent - 1.30pm
19 Airbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne, East Sussex - 12.30pm - cancelled due to weather
19 Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, Biggin Hill, Kent - 4pm
23 Clacton Airshow, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
24 Clacton Airshow, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
24 Sidmouth Regatta, Sidmouth, Devon
25 Dunsfold Wings and Wheels, Dunsfold, Surrey
25 CarFest South Overton, Hants
26 Dunsfold Wings and Wheels, Dunsfold, Surrey
26 Rhyl Air Show, Rhyl, Denbighshire
30 Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth, Dorset
31 Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth, Dorset

September
01 Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth, Dorset
01 Scottish International Airshow, Ayrshire
02 Northern Ireland International Airshow, Portrush, Co Antrim
02 Scottish International Airshow, Ayrshire
08 Heroes at Highclere, Highclere Castle, Newbury
09 Great North Run
13 Jersey International Air Display, Channel islands
13 Guernsey Air Display, Channel islands
18 Menorca
22 Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow, Duxford, Cambridgeshire
23 Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow, Duxford, Cambridgeshire
27 Monte Carlo, Monaco


Red Arrows Schedule 2018.
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows fly nine BAE SYSTEMS Hawk T.1 advanced trainer aircraft and are currently based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

Red Arrows Training:
The Red Arrows begin training for the forthcoming season almost as soon as the previous year has ended.

Typically, winter training starts in October, with small groups of three or four aircraft formations. Each pilot flies three sorties a day, five days a week, and the formations grow in aircraft number as training progresses. These flights involve a thorough brief, debrief and discussion to ensure safety is paramount and the formations are precise. One complete cycle consisting of these elements lasts about two hours, usually with a 30-minute flight.

Winter training lasts until mid-March, when the team usually moves overseas to a location with more predictable, settled weather to maximise flying hours and perfect the display. This is known as Exercise Springhawk. During Springhawk the team is assessed by senior Royal Air Force officers, with the aim of gaining Public Display Authority. If this is awarded, the Squadron's pilots change from green coveralls into their famous red flying suits and the ground crew are allowed to wear their royal blue display coveralls.

The season then officially begins and public performances by the Red Arrows are permitted.

Types of Display:
There are three types of display the Team Leader can elect to fly - full, rolling or flat. To carry out a full, looping, display the base of the cloud must be above 5,500ft to avoid the aircraft entering the cloud at the top of the loop. If the cloud base is less than 5,500ft, but more than 2,500ft, the team will perform the rolling display - substituting wing-overs and rolls for the loops. And when the cloud base is below 2,500ft, the Team will fly the flat display, consisting of a series of flypasts and steep turns.

Red Arrows Team Pilots for the 2018 season:
Red 1 - Sqn Ldr Martin Pert (Team Leader)
Red 2 - Fl Lt Jon Bond
Red 3 - Fl Lt David Stark (*Sqn Ldr Mike Ling)
Red 4 - Fl Lt Chris Lyndon-Smith
Red 5 - Fl Lt Dan Lowes
Red 6 - Fl Lt Si Taylor (Synchro Leader)
Red 7 - Fl Lt Toby Keeley (Synchro 2)
Red 8 - Fl Lt Matt Masters
Red 9 - Fl Lt Mike Bowden
Red 10 - Sqn Ldr Adam Collins (Supervisor)

*Sqn Ldr Mike Ling will return as a display pilot for the 2018 season, standing in for RED 3 following the tragic accident last March.

There is actually a 10th Red Arrow which is flown by the Team Manager who provides commentary during the display.

Scanner Frequencies:
243.450, 242.200
Red Arrows Official website.

Red Arrows page on this website.

UK Air Show Calendar 2018.

Red Arrows jet crashes after an incident at RAF Valley on 20/03/2018.
Red Arrows Route for Friday 17th August (Black line) & Sunday 19th August (Green line).