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Red Arrows Schedule for 2021

Red Arrows Display Schedule 2021

Red Arrows Schedule 2021.

Red Arrows Events/Flypasts in 2021:

31 March 2021 - Flypast at the Runnymede Air Force Memorial for the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force.
April 2021 - The Red Arrows in Greece to complete essential pre-season training. Returned to Scampton on 26 May 2021.
20 May 2021 - Red Arrows achieve Public Display Authority (PDA) in Greece.
12 June 2021 - Windsor Castle Flypast (Queen's Official Birthday) & Carbis Bay, Cornwall (G7 Summit) Display.

March 2021

Red Arrows Flypast over the Runnymede Air Force Memorial for the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force - Wednesday 31st March 2021:

Red Arrows Flypast over the Runnymede Air Force Memorial for the Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force  - Wednesday 31st March 2021
April 2021

Exercise Springhawk:
It was announced on their Facebook page (19.4.21) that the Red Arrows are presently in Greece to complete essential five-week pre-season training. Known as 'Exercise Springhawk', this deployment is extremely valuable for preparing a world-class, dynamic and safe display.

This annual overseas training allows the Red Arrows to take advantage of more settled weather conditions, with a high-tempo of flying - crucial to be ready in time for national taskings, events and activities.

Below are the 2021 display dates (May to October), venues & timings for the Red Arrows:

Red Arrows Flypasts, RAF Families Days and non-public displays etc will be printed in italics.

May 2021

20 - Red Arrows achieve Public Display Authority (PDA) in Greece
26 - Red Arrows return to Scampton after 5-week pre-season training (Exercise Springhawk) in Greece

June 2021

04 - Midlands Air Festival (Display) - 6.20pm
05 - Midlands Air Festival (Display) - 1.00pm
06 - Bessin in Normandy, France (Flypast) (77th anniversary of the D-Day)
06 - Midlands Air Festival (Flypast) - 1.57pm
06 - Shuttleworth Flying Festival of Britain Air Show (Flypast) - 2.09pm
12 - Windsor Castle (Flypast) (Queen's Official Birthday) & Carbis Bay, Cornwall (G7 Summit) (Display)
Windsor Castle Flypast (Queen's Official Birthday 11.33am) & Carbis Bay, Cornwall (G7 Summit 7.45pm) Display

18 - Red Arrows (Transit) from Scampton to Prestwick
19 - Armed Forces Day, Carrickfergus Castle, Belfast (Flypast) - 11.00am
23 - Tallinn Bay, Paide, Estonia - Victory Day Parade (Display)
25 - Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn (Display) - 12.50pm
26 - Cleethorpes National Armed Forces Day Cancelled
26 - National Arboretum (Flypast), Staffordshire - 12.00pm
27 - Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn (Display) - 4.00pm
27 - Florennes - Belgian Air Force Drive-In Air Show Cancelled
July 2021

09 - Goodwood Festival of Speed (Display) - 12.00pm - 8-aircraft
10 - Goodwood Festival of Speed (Display) - 12.00pm - Cancelled due to Poor weather.
11 - Goodwood Festival of Speed (Display) - 11.50am - 8-aircraft
11 - Wembley Stadium (Flypast) - 7.48pm
18 - Silverstone - British Grand Prix (Display) - 2.15pm - 8-aircraft
21 - Lossiemouth families Day - Display cancelled due to Poor weather.
21 - Peterhead Scottish Week Flying Display (Display) - 7.00pm - 8-aircraft
22 - Honington families Day
23 - Coningsby families Day - 3.04pm - (Not open to the public!)
24 - Duxford Summer Airshow (Display) - 5.00pm - 8-aircraft
25 - Duxford Summer Airshow (Display) - 5.00pm - 8-aircraft

August 2021

08 - Folkestone Seafront Display (Display) - 4.00pm
11 - Falmouth Week 2021 (Display) - 6.15pm - Cancelled due to poor weather.
12 - Valley families Day - 4.15pm (Not open to the public!)
12 - Shawbury families Day - between 12.55pm & 1.35pm (Not open to the public!)
13 - Waddington Display Practice - 2.21pm
14 - Newbury Retro Festival Flypast - 12.33pm
14 - Odiham families Day - between 3.55pm & 4.35pm (Not open to the public!)
20 - Gdynia, Poland- Aerobaltic (Display)
21 - Gdynia, Poland- Aerobaltic (Display)
22 - Gdynia, Poland- Aerobaltic (Display)
25 - Syerston - 1.00pm
25 - Marham families Day - 4.00pm (Not open to the public!)
26 - Wyton families Day - (Not open to the public!)
26 - Clacton Airshow (Clacton 150) (Display) - 3.15pm
27 - Clacton Airshow (Clacton 150) (Display) - 12.45pm
27 - Sidmouth Air Show (Display) - 6.30pm
28 - Super Manx Bank Holiday weekend, Isle of Man (Display) - 2.29pm

September 2021

02 - Bournemouth Air Festival (Display) - 3.00pm
03 - Bournemouth Air Festival (Display) - 3.00pm
04 - Bournemouth Air Festival (Display) - 3.00pm
05 - Bournemouth Air Festival (Display) - 3.00pm
09 - Guernsey Air Display (Display) - 12.47pm
09 - Jersey International Air Display (Display) - 4.29pm
10 - International Sanicole Air Show (Display)
11 - Abingdon Air & Country Show (Flypast) - 3.47pm
11 - RAF Cosford Air Show (Display) Cancelled
12 - RAF Cosford Air Show (Display) Cancelled
12 - Great North Run
14 - Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) flypast - 12.15pm - Cancelled due to weather.
16 - Cardiff Battle of Britain exhibition flypast - 11.50am
16 - Newport, Isle of Wight Festival (Display) - 5.00pm
18 - Astley Hall, Chorley (G7 Speakers' conference) Flypast - 1.00pm
25 - Malta International Airshow (Display)
26 - Malta International Airshow (Display)

October 2021

05 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Display) - 1630hrs local
08 - Expo 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Display) - 1600hrs local
The Red Arrows returned to the UK, landing at RAF Scampton, on Wednesday 13th October 2021.
20 - Pacific Future Forum, Portsmouth Harbour, Hampshire (Display) - 5.48pm - 8 aircraft
The Red Arrows will give a short flying display over Portsmouth Harbour in support of an event on the HMS Prince of Wales Carrier while in port. They will return to Scampton on Thursday 21 October 2021.

NOTAMS (Times in BST):

Red Arrows Transit - Scampton to Bournemouth - Wednesday 20 October 2021:
1. 531828N 0003303W SCAMPTON AD - 2.00pm
2. 531327N 0004100W HARBY - 2.02pm
3. 525645N 0004857W BOTTESFORD - 2.04pm
4. 522821N 0005354W VCY MARKET HARBOROUGH 1 - 4.09am
5. 520324N 0012108W VCY OF BANBURY - 2.14pm
6. 514846N 0020203W E OF ELKSTONE - 2.19pm
7. 512904N 0015211W W OF BROAD HINTON - 2.23pm
8. 511639N 0022226W S OF FAULKLAND - 2.26pm
9. 505745N 0021804W SE OF MARNHULL - 2.30pm
10. 504649N 0015021W BOURNEMOUTH AD - 2.33pm
Red Arrows have been delayed by about 30 minutes due to weather.

Red Arrows Transit - Portsmouth Harbour Display - Wednesday 20 October 2021:
1. 504642N 0015040W BOURNEMOUTH AD - 5.34pm
2. 504007N 0014744W S OF BOURNEMOUTH - 5.36pm
3. 503322N 0014450W OVERSEA - 5.37pm
4. 503252N 0011617W S OF ST CATHERINES POINT - 5.40pm
5. 503856N 0005959W OVERSEA - 5.42pm
6. 503902N 0004409W OVERSEA - 5.43pm
7. 504743N 0004309W N OF BOGNOR REGIS - 5.45pm
8. 504821N 0005722W VCY OF HAYLING ISLAND - 5.47pm
9. 504821N 0010656W PORTSMOUTH DISPLAY - 5.48pm
10. 504822N 0011622W W OF LEE ON SOLENT - 6.08pm
11. 504812N 0014204W NE OF THORNEY HILL - 6.10pm
12. 504642N 0015040W BOURNEMOUTH AD - 6.13pm

NOTAMS (All times are in BST. Timings and route may change due to weather or other requirements).

Red Arrows - Scampton to Bournemouth & Portsmouth Display - Wednesday 20 October 2021:

Red Arrows Transit - Bournemouth to Scampton - Thursday 21 October 2021:
1. 504648N 0015033W BOURNEMOUTH AD - 10.00am
2. 505326N 0015320W N OF VERWOOD - 10.02am
3. 511724N 0021756W N OF WOOLVERTON - 10.06am
4. 512807N 0015008W E OF WINTERBOURNE BASSET - 10.10am
5. 514400N 0020008W NW OF CIRENCESTER - 10.13am
6. 515742N 0010907W NW OF FRINGFORD - 10.18am
7. 521556N 0003805W E OF WOLLASTON - 10.23am
8. 523710N 0005020W N OF LODDINGTON - 10.27am
9. 530859N 0004532W COLLINGHAM - 10.32am
10. 531828N 0003303W SCAMPTON - 10.34am

NOTAMS (All times are in BST. Timings and route may change due to weather or other requirements).

Red Arrows - Bournemouth to Scampton Transit - Thursday 21 October 2021:

Please be advised that RAF Families Days are NOT open to the general public.
Red Arrows Schedule 2020.
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 2021 season:
Red 1 - Sqn Ldr Tom Bould (Team Leader)
Red 2 - Fl Lt Will Cambridge
Red 3 - Fl Lt Nick Critchell
Red 4 - Fl Lt James Turner
Red 5 - Fl Lt David Simmonds
Red 6 - Fl Lt Jon Bond (Synchro Leader)
Red 7 - Sqn Ldr Gregor Ogston (Synchro 2)
Red 8 - Fl Lt Damo Green
Red 9 - Sqn Ldr Steve Morris (Executive Officer)
Red 10 - Sqn Ldr Adam Collins (Supervisor)
Officer Commanding - Wing Commander David Montenegro

Sqn Ldr Tom Bould replaces Sqn Ldr Martin Pert as Red 1 but the rest of the team is the same as last year (2020).

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

Red Arrows Press Releases:

Red Arrows return to UK airshows.

New Red Arrows Team Leader aims to inspire with dynamic air display.

Red Arrows will relocate to RAF Waddington.

Links and Trackers

Red Arrows NOTAMS & Google Map Routes:

NOTAMS (Notice to Airmen) are published to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight.

The NOTAMS consist of co-ordinates, place names and timings which give an idea of the route that the Red Arrows might take. Bear in mind that due to weather or operational contraints then the route and timings may change or even cancel at short notice.

This page contains Red Arrows Google map routes/timings based on NOTAMS to give people an idea of the route, but it may not always be accurate.

Timings in the NOTAMS are usually in Zulu Time/Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), but on this page it is converted to British Summer Time (BST), during the Summer, to make it easier to understand.
How the Red Arrows plan a Flypast:

Red Arrows Official website.

Red Arrows page on this website.

UK Air Show Calendar.
Map of Red Arrows Public UK Air Displays in 2021:

Red Arrows Relocation
The Red Arrows are currently based at RAF Scampton which will be closed by 2022 and the Red Arrows relocated to another RAF base.

In May 2020 it was announced that the Red Arrows would be based at RAF Waddington and relocation will take place before RAF Scampton closes in late 2022. The airspace over RAF Scampton will be retained for the team's training and display practice.

Red Arrows will relocate to RAF Waddington

Red Arrows

RAF Scampton page.

Red Arrows page.

Red Arrows at RAF Scampton 2007.

Red Arrows Public Visit 2012.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Schedule 2021

RAF Typhoon Display Schedule 2021

RAF Chinook Display Schedule 2021

RAF Tutor Display Schedule 2021

RAF Falcons Display Schedule 2021

AAC Apache Display Schedule 2021

RN Wildcat Demo Schedule 2021

UK Airshow Calendar 2021

Aircraft Trackers (Track the Red Arrows):

Airband Scanners.

Red Arrows Scanner Frequencies::
243.450, 242.200

Red Arrows Official Calendar


NATS Aeronautical Information Service (AIS).
NOTAMS - Flight Planning Map: UK.
NOTAMS - Flight Planning Map: France.
NOTAMS - Text: UK.
NATS - AIC Mauve - Airspace Restrictions.

(You need to register to see NATS/AIS and use EGTT (LONDON ATCC) & EGPX (SCOTTISH ACC) for United Kingdom. More info here.

UK Airshow Calendar 2021.

Red Arrows over Greece (Exercise Springhawk):
The Red Arrows carry out pre-season training in Greece to take advantage of the good weather and clear skies during 'Exercise Springhawk'. For the 2021 season the Red Arrows arrival manoeuvre will begin with a huge loop.