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Red Arrows to display with 7 aircraft not 9 – but where can you see them this summer?

The RAF has announced its aerobatic wing – the Red Arrows – has begun its pre-season training and that the 2022 display will feature the “same breath-taking flying” and “world-class precision” as previous years

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The Red Arrows begin pre-season training in dramatic fashion

The Red Arrows have started their training for summer 2022 and Brits will be able to watch their “breath-taking flying” at locations across the UK.

The Royal Air Force announced on Twitter that its Aerobatic Team – commonly known as The Red Arrows – have started their training ahead of the summer season.

The Red Arrows will be making several appearances the length and breadth of Britain this summer, with some minor changes to previous years.

According to an RAF press release, the Arrows will fly in a “seven-aircraft formation, rather than nine” this year because two members of the crew have moved to other positions in the air force.

The seven-aircraft display isn’t unheard of and is used “when a situation dictates, such as illness or aircraft availability”.

The Red Arrows will be flying in a seven-aircraft formation this summer


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But despite having two less pilots, the spectacle will be no less impressive, the RAF adds.

The statement reads: “The 2022 display will feature all of the same breath-taking flying, dynamic teamwork and world-class precision the millions watching always expect – combining crowd-favourite manoeuvres with new shapes.

The Red Arrows training is underground


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“All of the team are hard at work, perfecting and polishing this display ahead of the season beginning in late May.

“We look forward to displaying the best of British in what promises to be the team’s busiest campaign since 2018.”

There will be seven Red Arrows this year rather than nine due to pilots taking new positions in the RAF


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Find the dates and times of Red Arrow appearances below:


02-04/06/2022 Midlands Air Festival

04-05/06/2022 English Riviera Airshow – Torbay

06/07/2022 The Isle of Man TT Races

11/06/2022 Teesside Airshow

06/12/2022 Cosford Airshow

06/17/2022 Isle of Wight Festival

06/19/202 Danish Air Show, Karup, Denmark

23-24/06/2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

06/24/2022 Headcorn Airshow

06/25/2022 Scarborough National Armed Forces’ Day

25/06/2022 Cleethorpes Armed Forces’ Day

26/06/2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

06/26/2022 Weston Air Festival –Weston-super-Mare


07/02/2022 Wales National Airshow – Swansea

02/07/2022 Teignmouth Airshow

07/03/2022 Silverstone – British F1 Grand Prix

03/07/2022 Wales National Airshow – Swansea

09-10/07/2022 Southport Airshow

15-17/07/2022 Royal International Air Tattoo

07/20/2022 Peterhead – Scottish Week

07/23/2022 The Making Waves Festival 2022, Irvine, Scotland

07/24/2022 Bray Air Display, Ireland


10/08/2022 Falmouth Week

08/13/2022 Whitby Regatta

13-14/08/2022 Blackpool Airshow

08/17/2022 Cromer Carnival

18-21/08/2022 Airbourne – Eastbourne International Airshow

21/08/2022 Folkestone Air Display

25-26/08/2022 Clacton Airshow

08/26/2022 Sidmouth

27-28/08/2022 Rhyl Airshow


01-04/09/2022 Bournemouth Air Festival

09/08/2022 Guernsey Air Display

09/08/2022 Jersey International Air Display

09/10/2022 Causeway International Airshow, Portrush, Northern Ireland

09/11/2022 Great North Run

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