The RAF Red Arrows have confirmed on their website that the Red Arrows will begin their display at 3:45pm in Newcastle on the 6th August.
The RAF Red Arrows sadly missed last years show due to technical issues. But will once again fill the skies with coloured smoke at the B/E Aerospace Newcastle Festival of Flight 2016.
We expect a finalized flying programme to be released to the public shortly but other displays include the returning Bristol Blenheim which made its first NI display in Newcastle last year after an extensive restoration, the Union flag coloured Pitt’s Special flown by Rich Goodwin, The BAC Strikemaster flown by Mark Petrie and the Battle of Britain Memorial flight Lancaster, which also missed last years show will be bringing the Spitfire and Hurricane with her.
Also returning is the very popular RAF Typhoon aircraft which put on an amazing display last summer, with many saying it was the best Typhoon display they have ever watched.
Last year the ‘GINA’ Typhoon, decorated in the Battle of Britain Livery was used but it is not yet known which Typhoon will be used by the RAF on the 6th August.
Team RaVen will also display again in Newcastle having made their Newcastle, and NI debut last summer. And a new team, the Global Stars will amaze the crowds on their first Northern Ireland display having really impressed this past weekend at Farnborough Airshow.
Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks in the lead up to the Newcastle Festival of Flight.