Red Arrows return to UK & where to see them in 2021

The Red Arrows at Barry Island in 2017 (Image: Philip Dawson)

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) The Red Arrows returned to their UK home at RAF Scampton earlier this week after gaining their Public Display Authority (PDA) for 2021.

The team has been undergoing pre-season training in Greece to perfect their routines and before this years display routines were approved.

The 2021 season will see the Red Arrows perform at 13 airshows in the UK and Europe starting with the Midlands Air Festival on 4th June.

2021’s Red One, Squadron leader Tom Bold said: “This is the culmination of several months of hard work and everyone’s dedication to the task has brought us to this point, whether they be fellow pilots in the team or our highly-trained support staff.  Being my first PDA as Red 1, I feel incredibly honoured to have led the team to this point and to now have the opportunity to present a new show – featuring all the energy, excitement and excellence that airshow audiences expect and enjoy.”

Where to see the Red Arrows in 2021

DateEvent nameWebsite for Information
04/06/2021Midlands Air
05/06/2021Midlands Air
25/06/2021Headcorn – Battle of Britain Airshow
27/06/2021Florennes – Belgian Air Force Drive-In Air Show
09/07/2021Goodwood Festival of Speed
10/07/2021Goodwood Festival of Speed
11/07/2021Goodwood Festival of Speed
18/07/2021Silverstone – British Grand
24/07/2021Duxford Summer
25/07/2021Duxford Summer
20/08/2021Gdynia, Poland-
21/08/2021Gdynia, Poland-
22/08/2021Gdynia, Poland-
27/08/2021Sidmouth Air
02/09/2021Bournemouth Air
03/09/2021Bournemouth Air
04/09/2021Bournemouth Air
05/09/2021Bournemouth Air
09/09/2021Guernsey Air
09/09/2021Jersey International Air
10/09/2021International Sanicole Air
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