January 15, 2021 1.57 pm This story is over 10 months old

Watch Red Arrows practice amazing new manoeuvre

Training resumed at RAF Scampton this month

The Red Arrows returned to training this month for the forthcoming season and have been practicing a potential new manoeuvre at their current home at RAF Scampton.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team released a video this week showing the manoeuvre, which involves Reds 6 and 7, Squadron Leaders Jon Bond and Gregor Ogston respectively.

The duo, known as the Synchro Pair, are developing the new — yet to be named — manoeuvre, which involves a precision, close-pass before rolling upside and then pitching upwards and looping.

The Synchro Pair perform many of the team’s most dynamic manoeuvres. This includes well-known elements in the second half of a Red Arrows display such as the Heart and Spear.

The Red Arrows returned from the Christmas/New Year pause to resume training on January 4.

Regular flying is essential for all of the Red Arrows’ pilots to maintain their highly-specialised competencies and qualifications.

See more of the training gallery below:

The Reds in full flow. | Photo: Corporal Adam Fletcher, MoD/Crown Copyright 2021

The Synchro Pair have been busy perfecting the move. | Photo: Corporal Adam Fletcher, MoD/Crown Copyright 2021

Captured in formation during the Red Arrows’ training. | Photo: Corporal Adam Fletcher, MoD/Crown Copyright 2021

Leaving their mark. | Photo: Corporal Adam Fletcher, MoD/Crown Copyright 2021

The training was a success. | Photo: Corporal Adam Fletcher, MoD/Crown Copyright 2021

The familiar sight never gets any less fascinating. | Photo: Corporal Adam Fletcher, MoD/Crown Copyright 2021

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