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RAF Red Arrows confirm summer of events!

Aerobatic display team the Red Arrows has confirmed its summer line-up after being granted permission to perform.

The squadron, which is currently based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, has been practising routines in Greece.

Following an assessment, the team has been cleared to perform at air shows, the Royal Air Force said.

After the pandemic forced event organisers to cancel dates last year, Sqn Ldr Steve Morris said they hoped they would “more than make up for it”.

The team is scheduled to perform at the Battle of Britain Airshow in June as well as the British Grand Prix in Silverstone on 18 July.

Their opening display of the new season will be on 4 June at the Midlands Air Festival – the first event of a four-month summer campaign spanning the UK and mainland Europe.

The 2021 show features several new moves and shapes, the RAF added.

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On Twitter, the RAF said: “It’s the moment you have all been waiting for. The skies will soon be filled by the sights and sounds of the iconic Red Arrows.”

The news has been warmly welcomed by plane spotters and flight fanatics.

While the Red Arrows have not performed at an Air Show since 2019, they did make an appearance in our skies earlier this year.

Announcing the news on Twitter, a spokesperson for the Red Arrows said: “It’s been almost two years since the Red Arrows last performed at a UK airshow – but today the team’s been told we’re ready to return.

“Public Display Authority has been granted for the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team 2021. We can’t wait to see you again!”

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