Places available for Red Arrows team leader’s Lincoln talk

There are still limited places available to a guest lecture in Lincoln featuring the RAF Red Arrows team leader.

The talk, scheduled as part of the University of Lincoln’s ‘Great Minds’ lecture series, will take place on November 7.

Squadron Leader David Montenegro, known by his call sign Red 1, will examine the roles of teamwork, leadership and trust, and describe how and why the Red Arrows – the official aerobatic team of the RAF – perform on a global scale.

The pilot, who flew with the RAF Scampton-based team between 2009 and 2011 before taking the role of team leader this September, will deliver his lecture at 1.15pm at the Engine Shed.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session from members of the audience.

The University of Lincoln’s Great Minds guest lecture series aims to provide inspirational insights into different aspects of society for school and college students in Years 11, 12 and 13.

A limited number of places are also available to the public.

Admission is free but booking is essential. To find out more about the event, visit the University of Lincoln’s website.

Elly Sample, Director of Communications, Development and Marketing at the University of Lincoln, said: “We welcome high profile individuals from all over the world to speak at our prestigious Great Minds lecture series, alongside our own acclaimed academics.

“As well as showcasing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the Red Arrows serve as ambassadors for the UK, and Sqn Ldr Montenegro’s talk will be inspiring and engaging.”