Red Arrows’ biggest-ever North America tour to air on TV tomorrow

The iconic RAF Red Arrows will hit television screens on Wednesday as a Channel 5 documentary follows their biggest-ever tour in North America.

The 11-week tour saw the Red Arrows visit more than 25 cities to promote trade between the UK and the US. The aerobatics display team performed their iconic shows over Niagra Falls, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and New York’s Hudson River.

The first episode of the four-part series Red Arrows Take America following the famous squadron on their tour will begin on Channel 5 on Wednesday, January 8 at 9pm.

Over the Golden Gate bridge.

The tour comprised of a combination of nearly 20 aerobatic displays, several iconic flypasts and 100 separate ground engagement activities.

Each leg of the tour came with serious risks and difficulties from bad weather to major technical problems.

The Red Arrows returned home to RAF Scampton in October 2019 after covering over 22,000 miles and 74 days away in North America.

After the tour four pilots officially stepped down from the Red Arrows after flying in 17 display seasons between them.

Flight Lieutenant Dan Lowes, Squadron Leader Mike Bowden, Flight Lieutenant Toby Keeley, and Flight Lieutenant Chris Lyndon-Smith have hung up their iconic red suits.

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