Published: 06:00, 23 June 2021
The iconic Royal Air Force aerobatic team the Red Arrows will take to the skies over Kent this summer in what will be one of their first displays since 2019.
They last performed in July 2019, at the Royal International Air Tattoo, but the pandemic forced event organisers to cancel displays.
Now, under the command of Squadron Leader Tom Bould, the team has been granted its public display authority (PDA) allowing the pilots to show off their breathtaking talents. He said: “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.”
Their summer campaign also includes displays at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and at the Duxford Summer Airshow in Cambridgeshire.
The Battle of Britain Airshow - the only one its kind to go ahead last year in the country - will also feature a spectacular Diamond Nine of Spitfires. It will be the first time the formation has been seen at the show, which will be held from Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27.
The Red Arrows will only be performing at Headcorn on the Friday and Sunday.
Due to the reduced ticket numbers for social distancing, a lot of tickets have sold out but you’ll still be able to see the planes overhead if you’re in the area.
To book the last few tickets go to bobairshow.co.uk