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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 - 6.20pm
05 - Midlands Air Festival - 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) & Carbis Bay, Cornwall (G7 Summit) Display

18 - Red Arrows transit from Scampton to Prestwick
19 - Armed Forces Day, Carrickfergus Castle, Belfast (Flypast)

NOTAMS (Timings in BST):
Red Arrows Scampton to Prestwick - Friday 18 June 2021 (Red):
1. 531828N 0003303W SCAMPTON AD - 2.10pm
2. 532244N 0004201W SE OF GAINSBOROUGH - 2.12pm
3. 534930N 0004612W S OF HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR - 2.16pm
4. 535351N 0011602W N OF TADCASTER - 2.19pm
5. 541055N 0015256W S OF HIGH WOODDALE - 2.24pm
6. 541429N 0030155W SW OF HAVERWAITE - 2.31pm
7. 545513N 0031637W NE OF CARDURNOCK - 2.38pm
8. 551926N 0034836W NE OF ENTERKINFOOT - 2.43pm
9. 553034N 0043512W PRESTWICK AD - 2.48pm

Red Arrows - Carrickfergus Castle Flypast - Saturday 19 June 2021 (Orange):
1. 553034N 0043540W PRESTWICK - 10.39am
2. 552443N 0044159W SW OF AYR - 10.41am
3. 551222N 0055236W OVERSEA - 10.48am
4. 544441N 0052939W OVERSEA - 10.53am
5. 544950N 0051305W OVERSEA - 10.55am
6. 545358N 0051617W OVERSEA - 10.56am
7. 545120N 0052540W OVERSEA - 10.57am
8. 544822N 0053340W OVERSEA - 10.58am
9. 544540N 0054059W VCY WHITEHEAD - 10.59am
10. 544258N 0054812W CARRICKFERGUS FLY PAST - 11.00am
11. 544121N 0055235W VCY WHITEABBEY - 11.01am
12. 543927N 0061257W ALDERGROVE - 11.03am

Red Arrows - Aldergrove to Scampton - Saturday 19 June 2021 (Yellow):
1. 543927N 0061257W ALDERGROVE - 2.10pm
2. 544547N 0061727W NE OF RANDALSTOWN - 2.12pm
3. 544448N 0055938W VCY BALLYCLARE - 2.14pm
4. 544321N 0054800W CARRICKFERGUS - 2.15pm
5. 543711N 0045331W OVERSEA - 2.20pm
6. 543124N 0040057W OVERSEA - 2.25pm
7. 544854N 0025051W SE OF CARLISLE - 2.32pm
8. 541925N 0021903W NE OF GARSDALE - 2.38pm
9. 541705N 0014534W SE OF LEYBURN - 2.42pm
10. 540112N 0013627W NW OF HARROGATE - 2.45pm
11. 535335N 0011245W NE OF TADCASTER - 2.47pm
12. 534859N 0004303W SE HOLME SPALDING MOORS - 2.50pm
13. 532603N 0002314W NE OF MARKET RASEN - 2.54pm
14. 531828N 0003303W RAF SCAMPTON - 2.57pm

NOTAMS (Timings and route may change due to weather or other requirements)

Red Arrows - Scampton to Prestwick (Friday 18 June) & Carrickfergus Castle Flypast (Saturday 19 June):

23 - Tallinn Bay, Paide, Estonia - Victory Day Parade
25 - Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn
26 - Cleethorpes National Armed Forces Day
27 - Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn
27 - Florennes - Belgian Air Force Drive-In Air Show

July 2021

06 - Scampton families Day
09 - Goodwood Festival of Speed
10 - Odiham families Day
10 - Goodwood Festival of Speed
11 - Goodwood Festival of Speed
18 - Silverstone - British Grand Prix
21 - Lossiemouth families Day
21 - Peterhead Scottish Week Flying Display
22 - Honington families Day
23 - Coningsby families Day
24 - Duxford Summer Airshow
25 - Duxford Summer Airshow

August 2021

20 - Gdynia, Poland- Aerobaltic
21 - Gdynia, Poland- Aerobaltic
22 - Gdynia, Poland- Aerobaltic
26 - Clacton Airshow (Clacton 150 Flypast)
27 - Clacton Airshow (Clacton 150 Flypast)
27 - Sidmouth Air Show

September 2021

02 - Bournemouth Air Festival
03 - Bournemouth Air Festival
04 - Bournemouth Air Festival
05 - Bournemouth Air Festival
09 - Guernsey Air Display
09 - Jersey International Air Display
10 - International Sanicole Air Show
11 - RAF Cosford Air Show
12 - RAF Cosford Air Show

October 2021

To be announced

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 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 UK Displays in 2021:

Red Arrows Scanner Frequencies::
243.450, 242.200

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:

Red Arrows Official Calendar 2021


NATS - UK Aerodromes Information.
(Register to see NOTAMS)

NOTAMS - Flight Planning Map: UK.
NOTAMS - Flight Planning Map: France.
NOTAMS - Text: UK.
NATS - AIC Mauve - Airspace Restrictions.

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.