Every summer, the Red Arrows perform around the world to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans, and it’s not hard to see why so many people come to see them. The demo team trains rigorously, often performing three outings a day for five days during the winter rehearsal months.
During this time, they will practice maneuvers like the boomerang, the vixen, the crossbow, the slalom and their iconic hammer. They will start in small groups of three to four aircraft and gradually progress to full formation flying.
This year they return to perform at a long list of events, including appearances in France, Denmark and Ireland, as well as at home in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. . The Royal International Air Tattoo and the Goodwood Festival of Speed are just a few of the high-profile UK events where you can see them perform this year.
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However, if you want to catch them a little closer to home, that’s good news. The Red Arrows are currently scheduled to appear at several events across the Midlands in 2022.
When and where to see the Red Arrows fly over the Midlands?
The Red Arrows have four official dates listed in 2022 in the Midlands, including three flights at the Midlands Air Festival (where they also appeared in 2021) and an appearance at the RAF Cosford Airshow. The dates currently announced are as follows:
- 02/06/2022 – Midlands Air Festival
- 03/06/2022 – Midlands Air Festival
- 04/06/2022 – Midlands Air Festival
- 06/12/2022 – Cosford Airshow
The Show Team can fly over the Midlands on their way to other events, and a full list of appearances can be found on the official RAF website.
The website also states: “When the season is in progress, you can find the arrival and departure times of the airfields, as well as information on the schedules of the shows and the air parades. However, the times and details are subject to change – with no opportunity to update this – and the schedule should not be used by Airmen or for route planning. Red Arrows social media channels are updated with posting times. /hover and any changes.