Red arrows flying during a display with coloured smoke

Displays

Since 1965, and by the end of the 2016 season, the Red Arrows had flown more than 4,800 displays in 57 countries worldwide.

The display seen by millions of people every summer is the result of nearly eight months' intensive training each year.

The majority of this practice is completed during the winter months at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.

Training allows the pilots to perfect their three different types of display, which are flown depending on the weather conditions of a show location.

In this section, you can learn when training flights are taking place, how a display is flown, where shows are scheduled and see some of the formations used in a performance.

2017 Display Calendar

2016 9 ship Goose

Find out where the Red Arrows will be displaying in 2017.

Full display sequence

Ribbon Diagrams

Ribbon diagrams showing each of the formations of the full display in the Red Arrows' 2016 season.

Flying a display

Red arrows flying over the sea

Reds 1 to 5 form the front section of the team’s formation, known as Enid, and Reds 6 to 9 make up the rear part, called Gypo.

2017 Display Transits

Red Arrows in transit

Find out where the Red Arrows team are flying from to reach their display sites.

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