The world-famous Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is to return to Menorca to give one of its breathtaking displays over the island’s capital, Mahon. The Red Arrows will be Balearics-bound on September 18.
The squad last visited Menorca in 2014, when they thrilled crowds in and around Mahon Harbour. It’s the Red Arrows 54th season of displaying flying and also the RAF’s centenary year.
Red Arrows CO Wing Commander Andrew Keith said: “Preparations continue for the Red Arrows’ 2018 season, when the team will play its part in marking the Royal Air Force’s centenary year and aims to inspire all those who see our displays.”
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams.
Representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom at home and overseas and promote the best of British.
Flying distinctive Hawk fast-jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience. Together, they demonstrate the excellence and capabilities of the Royal Air Force and the Service’s skilled, talented people.
With their trademark Diamond Nine shape and combination of close formations and precision flying, the Red Arrows have been displaying since 1965. Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows had flown almost 4900 displays in 57 countries, by the beginning of 2018.