RAF Red Arrows ‘Red 1’, Sqn Ldr David Montenegro, is taking to the popular online community Reddit this afternoon, answering questions about the Red Arrows and promoting this year’s display season in the UK and overseas.
Reddit’s popular ‘Ask Me Anything’ forum takes the form of a question and answer session. Previous popular AMAs have been hosted by President Obama, Sir David Attenborough and Bill Gates.
Sqn Ldr Montenegro will be the first person from the RAF to officially host an AMA thread, a regular feature of the site that gives interesting people — celebrities, inventors, etc. — the chance to field questions from a curious Reddit community.
Sqn Ldr Montenegro is team leader and pilot with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. This is his second year as Red 1, following previous operational tours on frontline combat aircraft.
The Red Arrows are gearing up for a busy season performing precision displays across the UK and overseas. Along with other members of the team, David hopes to inspire people all over the world.
To ask questions you can join the community on Reddit but everyone can follow along from 1630-1730 GMT this afternoon at the AMA page here: www.reddit.com/r/iama