Red Arrows

Red Arrows Perform Their First Display Since Lockdown

The aerobatic display of the Royal Air Force have performed for the first time in almost two years at the Midlands Air Festival.

The Red Arrows, the aerobatic display team of the Royal Air Force are performing their first displays for the first time in almost two years this weekend at the Midlands Air Festival.

Their forced hiatus was caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Other historic and current military aircraft such as RAF Typhoons, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfires and RAF Falcons are also displaying at the event.

The new Red Arrows Team Leader, or Red 1, has choreographed fresh manoeuvres for the 2021 season while bringing back crowd favourites from previous years.

Watch: The Red Arrows break down the 'Boomerang' manoeuvre.

The show changes each year, with never-before-seen moves planned for 2021.

The season commences on 4 June and runs until 12 September.

The Red Arrows underwent some of the preparations for the upcoming season – known as Exercise Springhawk – in Greece.

As well as displays, the team performs flypasts to mark commemorative events and recognise landmark events within the UK and military communities.

Last year, it was confirmed the Red Arrows, the aerobatic display of the Royal Air Force will remain in Lincolnshire at RAF Waddington when their current RAF Scampton base closes in 2022.