After a packed summer schedule – albeit one hampered by weather at times – the onset of autumn means that the Red Arrows display season is drawing to a close.
With conditions improving, however, there are still opportunities to see the RAF jets in all their glory – with several large-scale displays on Sunday 3 September.
First, they will grace this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival for the final time, before heading northwards for a series of flypasts in the Midlands.
What is the Red Arrows flight path today?
According to the timings and route map provided on the Military Airshows website, the Red Arrows will set out from Bournemouth Airport for their first flight of the day just after 2.20pm on Sunday.
They are then scheduled to perform their display at the Air Festival at 2.30pm, completing their flight just before 3pm.
- Bournemouth Airport – 2.21pm
- N Of Verwood – 2.23pm
- NW Of Llandford – 2.24pm
- E of Alderbury – 2.25pm
- NW Of Martin – 2.27pm
- Vcy of Ferndown – 2.29pm
- Display Bournemouth – 2.30pm
- Vcy of Poole Bay – 2.53pm
- NW of Yarmouth – 2.55pm
- NE of Lymington – 2.56pm
- Flypast Lyndhurst – 2.57pm
- Bournemouth Airport – 2.59pm
The Red Arrows will then depart Bournemouth Airport at approximately 5.15pm, for three flypasts in the Midlands.
First, they will fly over Cosby at around 5.36pm, then Chatsworth 10 minutes later and finally Southwell at 5.50pm.
As always, all timings are subject to change if today’s weather conditions prove inclement.
- Bournemouth Airport – 5.15pm
- W of Verwood – 5.17pm
- Vcy of Trowbridge – 5.21pm
- S of Ilmington – 5.30pm
- W of Napton-on-the-hill – 5.32pm
- W of Lutterworth – 5.34pm
- Flypast Cosby – 5.36pm
- N of Rugeley – 5.41pm
- SW of Darley Dale – 5.45pm
- Flypast Chatsworth – 5.46pm
- E of Mansfield – 5.49pm
- Flypast Southwell – 5.50pm
- Waddington Ad – 5.52pm
When are the next Red Arrows displays?
Although the display season is almost over, there are still a handful of opportunities to see the Royal Arrows in action this month:
- 9 September – Southport Airshow display
- 9 September – Scottish International Ayr Show display
- 10 September – The Great North Run display
- 14 September – Jersey International Air display
- 14 September – Guernsey Air display
- 16-17 September – Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow
What are the Red Arrows?
The Red Arrows are the aerobatic display team of the RAF – officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.
Formed in 1964, their flypasts have become must-see events, and the displays often grace major national commemorations.
Made up of nine red jets, they entertain crowds with their thrilling manoeuvres and perfect formation flying, often accompanied with red, white and blue smoke trailing behind them.
They were traditionally based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, but were relocated to RAF Waddington, in the same county, last year.