Full display sequence 2017

The Red Arrows’ aerobatic display changes each year. On this page, you can see the individual manoeuvres featuring in the 2017 season’sfull show. The first half of the Red Arrows’ display consists of synchronised,formation aerobatics, followed by a more dynamic second half.

Reds 1 to 5 form the frontsection of the team’s formation, known as Enid, and Reds 6 to 9 make up therear part, called Gypo. The Synchro Pair, Reds 6 and 7, perform thehighly-popular opposition manoeuvres during this latter section of the show.During a display, Red 10 acts as the team’s Supervisor who maintains two-wayradio contact with the Team Leader. He also provides the commentary.

There are three types ofdisplay the Team Leader can elect to fly – full, rolling or flat. To carry outa full, looping, display the base of the cloud must be above 5,500ft to avoidthe aircraft entering the cloud at the top of the loop. If the cloud base isless than 5,500ft, but more than 2,500ft, the team will perform the rollingdisplay – substituting wing-overs and rolls for the loops. And when the cloudbase is below 2,500ft, the team will fly the flat display, consisting of aseries of flypasts and steep turns.

Red Arrows display sequence for 2017

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