Red Arrows flight route for Midlands Air Festival, June 2

The display team have been taking part in the Midlands Air Festival at Ragley Hall Estate in Alcester.

When will the Red Arrows fly over Herefordshire?

The team will depart Brize Norton this afternoon (Sunday), with their route passing over the Bromyard area of Herefordshire. Here are the planned timings: 

  • RAF Brize Norton: 12.59pm
  • Shipton Under Wychwood: 1.01pm
  • NE of Broadwell: 1.02pm
  • W of Severn Stoke: 1.05pm
  • SW of Bishops Frome: 1.07pm
  • N of Newnham Bridge: 1.09pm
  • E of Rowney Green: 1.13pm
  • VCY of Redditch: 1.14pm
  • Midlands Air Festival display: 1.15pm
  • W of Bretforton: 1.37pm
  • NE of Broadwell: 1.39pm
  • Shipton Under Wychwood: 1.41pm
  • RAF Brize Norton: 1.44pm

What is the Midlands Air Festival?

The festival is being held at Ragley Hall in Alcester this weekend, and is playing host to a variety of shows, including classic jets, wing walkers, and formation teams.

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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster is taking part, joined by the Spitfire and Hurricane on Saturday (June 1) and Sunday (June 2).

It is also hosting one of the UK’s largest gatherings of hot air balloons, including character designs and over 150 round hot air balloons.

What are the Red Arrows

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams, according to the RAF.

The team, made up of pilots, engineers, and support staff with frontline operational experience, demonstrate the excellence of the RAF in their distinctive Hawk fast-jets.

The Red Arrows, based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, have been displaying since 1965, and had flown almost 5,000 displays in 57 countries by the beginning of 2024, which is the team’s 60th season.

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