Last year we were so lucky to have the Red Arrows fly over the event – what an amazing sight it was. The picture at the top of the blog is from that. The double bonus was that a fantastic Lancaster flew over after they did. Massive thank you to the RAF and all they do.
This year, we have requested that they fly over again. The decision is down to the wonderful men and women at Cranwell and depends upon two main factors. One is the marvellous unpredictable British weather and the other is what they have going on during the date requested. We do not know whether they will be there or not until a fortnight before the Show.
The Red Arrows http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/ are world-renowned for their precision, professionalism and expertise. They are superb ambassadors for the RAF and our country.
All nine Red Arrows display pilots are fast jet pilots from frontline Royal Air Force squadrons. Once they have finished their three-year tour with the Team they will return to their Royal Air Force duties.
To apply for selection to the Team, pilots must first meet certain stringent criteria: They must have a minimum of 1,500 flying hours, have completed a frontline tour and be assessed as being above average in their flying role.
Huge cheer for our heroes!