The Red Arrows

Founded in 1964, the Red Arrows is the common name for the Aerobatic Team of the Royal Air Force. The team consists of nine BAE Hawk aircraft, with a tenth always carried to events as a backup. The ten craft are found neatly lined up on one of Blackpool airport’s runways. They now perform nearly every year at Blackpool, and are famed for their 9-plane diamond formation. All of the pilots are volunteers, and only serve a three year term of duty – as such there are always three new pilots each year. The pilots will all have…

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