It’s the news you have been waiting for. After much speculation of ‘Will they/Won’t they?’ the RAF Red Arrows have confirmed they will be displaying in Newcastle on June 22nd!
This is the only chance to see the Red Arrows display on the island of Ireland this year, as they will be undertaking a 9 week United States & Canada tour in August, September & October named ‘Western Hawk 19’ and will have their final UK display in July at RAF Fairford.
The Red Arrows fly 9 T1 Hawk Aircraft fitted with smoke pods that produce Red, White & Blue smoke that will fill the skies of Dundrum Bay once again. The Hawk is the RAF Jet trainer aircraft that is used to transition pilots to fast jets and have been used by the Red Arrows since the 1980 airshow season after moving from the Folland Gnat, 2 of which appeared in Newcastle during the 2014 Festival of Flight.
The Red Arrows last displayed in Newcastle in 2017. They were due to display last summer however horrible weather forced the cancellation of the Festival of Flight 2018 meaning we only got to see them perform a flypast earlier that day on their way to Aldergove.
It will be great to hear the roar of 9 Red T1 Hawks over the skies of Newcastle once again as they dazzle us with their daredevil aerobatics and fantastic formations that make up their brilliant display with their very colourful smoke!