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Red Arrows 50th Facts

posted on 19 March 2014 | posted in Red Arrows  | ( 2 ) Comments

Did you know?
  • The Red Arrows, officially the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, performed their first display on May 6, 1965 at Little Rissington.
  • Now numbering nine members – all volunteers – they have appeared at events in more than 50 countries around the world showcasing the skills of RAF pilots.
  • The planes are painted red for health and safety reasons – red being most visible in the sky – although officially it is in tribute to the Red Pelicans, their predecessors as an air aerobatic team.
  • The Red Arrows whose motto is Éclat, meaning Brilliance have been based at RAF Scampton since December 21, 2000.
  • Three pilots are changed every year, so that there are always three first year pilots, three second year pilots, and three in their final year.
  • The pilots always fly in the same place in the formation and if one is unwell then they fly in an eight-man formation.
  • However, if the lead pilot is unable to fly, then the team's performance is cancelled.
  • In 2010 Flt Lt Kirsty Moore became the first female Red Arrow pilot.

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