Red Arrows to display with 7 planes not 9 – but where can you see them this summer?
The RAF has announced that its aerobatic wing – the Red Arrows – has begun pre-season training and the 2022 display will feature the “same breathtaking flight” and “world-class precision” as the years previous
The Red Arrows have started training for the summer of 2022 and Britons will be able to watch their “breathtaking flight” at locations across the UK.
The Royal Air Force announced on Twitter that its aerobatic team – commonly known as The Red Arrows – had started training ahead of the summer season.
The Red Arrows will make several appearances across Britain this summer, with some minor changes from previous years.
According to an RAF press release, the Arrows will fly in a ‘seven-plane formation, up from nine’ this year because two crew members have moved to other positions in the Air Force .
The seven-aircraft display is not unheard of and is used “when a situation calls for it, such as illness or aircraft availability”.
But despite two fewer pilots, the show will be no less impressive, adds the RAF.
The statement reads: “The 2022 display will feature all of the same jaw-dropping flight, dynamic teamwork and world-class precision that millions of viewers have always come to expect – combining favorite maneuvers from the crowd with new forms.
“The whole team is working hard, perfecting and fine-tuning this display ahead of the season which starts at the end of May.
“We look forward to displaying the best of the British in what promises to be the team’s busiest campaign since 2018.”
Find below the dates and times of Red Arrow’s appearances:
02-04/06/2022 Midlands Air Festival
04-05/06/2022 English Riviera Airshow – Torbay
07/06/2022 Isle of Man TT Races
11/06/2022 Teesside Airshow
12/06/2022 Cosford Airshow
17/06/2022 Isle of Wight Festival
06/19/202 Danish Air Show, Karup, Denmark
23-24/06/2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed
06/24/2022 Headcorn Airshow
25/06/2022 Scarborough National Armed Forces Day
25/06/2022 Cleethorpes Armed Forces Day
26/06/2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed
26/06/2022 Weston Air Festival – Weston-super-Mare
02/07/2022 Wales National Airshow – Swansea
02/07/2022 Teignmouth Airshow
07/03/2022 Silverstone – British F1 Grand Prix
07/03/2022 Wales National Airshow – Swansea
09-10/07/2022 Southport Airshow
15-17/07/2022 Royal International Air Tattoo
20/07/2022 Peterhead – Scottish Week
23/07/2022 The Making Waves Festival 2022, Irvine, Scotland
24/07/2022 Bray Air Display, Ireland
10/08/2022 Falmouth Week
13/08/2022 Whitby Regatta
13-14/08/2022 Blackpool Airshow
17/08/2022 Cromer Carnival
18-21/08/2022 Airbourne – Eastbourne International Airshow
21/08/2022 Folkestone Air Show
08/25-26/2022 Clacton Airshow
27-28/08/2022 Rhyl Air Show
01-04/09/2022 Bournemouth Air Festival
08/09/2022 Guernsey Air Display
08/09/2022 Jersey International Air Show
09/10/2022 Causeway International Airshow, Portrush, Northern Ireland
09/11/2022 Great North Race