Red Arrows flypast route map today and where you can see them near London
The famous Red Arrows will be taking to the skies again and anyone with a keen eye in South London stands a chance of spotting them on Friday (June 24). The Red Arrows have made a number of appearances over the last few weeks. At the beginning of the month, there was a spectacular display to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which consisted of a flyover of more than 70 military aircraft after the Trooping the Color Ceremony.
This week also marks a special occasion as it’s Armed Forces Week, which will see a number of exciting events in celebration of the hard work and dedication of our country’s military personnel. It is also an important milestone year to celebrate the armed forces, as 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.
The iconic Red Arrows will be taking part in two airshow displays on (Friday, June 24), Goodwood Festival of Speed, near Chichester, and the Battle of Britain Airshow, in Headcorn, Maidstone. This means they will be flying over much of South East and South England, skimming Croydon and Bromley – traveling North East of Westerham at 1.23pm – on their route before heading West of London – traveling past Finchampstead at 6.42pm – on their way back to base at the end of the day.
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An interactive map below lets you zoom in and see where the nine Red Arrows planes will fly on Friday, June 24
Red Arrows Battle of Britain display route and times on Friday, June 24
South West of Elstead – 12.49pm
East of Petworth – 12.51pm
Northwest of Battle – 12.57pm
North West of Northiam 12.58pm
East of Benenden – 12.59pm
Headcorn – 1pm
North of Harnetsham – 1.22pm
North East of Westerham – 1.23pm
Dorking – 1.26pm
East of Frimley – 1.29pm
Farnborough – 1.30pm
Red Arrows Goodwood Festival of Speed display route and times on Friday, June 24
Farnborough – 4.04pm
South of Elstead – 4.06pm
North of Cranleigh – 4.07pm
North West of Billinghurst – 4.08pm
Northwest of Petersfield 4.12pm
Havant – 4.13pm
Funtington – 4.14pm
Goodwood – 4.15pm
North of Arundel – 4.37pm
Farnborough – 4.39pm
Red Arrows Farnborough to Scampton Transit
Farnborough – 6.40pm
North of Finchampstead – 6.42pm
East of Towcester – 6.49pm
North West of Collingham – 6.59pm
Scampton – 7.02pm
Probably the most well-known air displays are carried out by the Red Arrows, officially called the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. Their iconic Diamond Nine formation combined with red, white and blue smoke makes them the perfect sight for families, royals and individuals alike.
All pilots of the Red Arrows have seen front-line action and the group is notoriously difficult to get in to. Each year the squadron train from the end of the previous season, generally September, through until mid-March – right before they embark on their first displays. They are currently based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, but will be relocated to RAF Waddington, in the same county, later this year.
When are the next Red Arrows displays?
- June 25 – Scarborough National Armed Forces Day
- June 25 – Cleethorpe’s National Armed Forces Day
- June 26 – Goodwood Festival of Speed
- June 26 – Weston Air Festival
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