Red Arrows today: Irvine flight path, display timings

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The Red Arrows are back and putting on another show.

The famous RAF jets were part of the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford last weekend and the Farnborough Airshow during the week.

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Residents in the Irvine and North Ayrshire area – including in Prestwick.

It’s just the latest event the famous planes have attended, including the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

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Here’s everything you need to know:

When and where will the Red Arrows perform next?

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The Red Arrows are set to put on a spectacular performance in Irvine today.

The famous jets take off from RAF Prestwick and fly to the Scottish city.

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They will perform at the Making Waves Festival.

The Red Arrows are scheduled to perform in Irvine around 1 p.m.

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The jets were temporarily grounded yesterday but have been cleared to return to action.

RAF tweeted: “Following further detailed technical investigations, we are pleased to report that the @rafredarrows have been cleared to resume activity immediately.”

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When and what is the route of the ad?

  • 12.49pm – Departs Prestwick
  • 12:51 p.m. – north of Maybole
  • 12.53pm – South West of Dalmellington
  • 12.56pm – North West of Muirkirk
  • 12.58pm – Northeast of Stewarton
  • 12:59 p.m. – near Irvine
  • 1:00 PM – Irvine Exhibition
  • 1.22pm – Overseas Troon
  • 1.29pm – Return to Prestwick

According to the schedule, the Red Arrows show at the Making Waves Festival in Irvine will last approximately 22 minutes.

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The Red Arrows are the grand finale for both nights of the Southport Airshow

What are the red arrows?

The Red Arrows are officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.

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It is the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team.

The Red Arrows are based at RAF Scrampton in Lincolnshire.

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The team was formed in late 1964, replacing the then unofficial display teams.

Almost 60 years later, the Red Arrows are one of the world’s leading aerobatic teams.

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What planes are the Red Arrows?

The Red Arrows themselves are distinctive Hawk fast jets – the BAE Systems Hawk T1.

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They are the same jets used for advanced pilot training and they have two seats.

The jets are modified to allow the aircraft to produce the signature red, white, and blue smoke associated with the Red Arrows.

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Originally the Folland Gnat was used for the display team but was replaced by the Hawk jets in 1978.

Who flies the Red Arrows?

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Since 1996, the Red Arrows team has consisted of nine display pilots, all of whom are volunteers.

The pilots complete a three-year tour with the Red Arrows and then return to other roles in the RAF.

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The team consists of three first-year pilots, three second-year pilots and three third-year pilots.

To be able to volunteer for the Red Arrows, pilots must have completed one or more mission tours and have flown fast jets such as the Tornado, Harrier or Typhoon.

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Who are the “Blues”?

The Red Arrows are supported by a team of 85 engineers known as the “Blues”.

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It is made up of members from various RAF technical and support professions.

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