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VIDEO: New-look Red Arrows get permission to fly

By Herald Express  |  Posted: May 28, 2014

Red Arrows over Akrotiri

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THE Red Arrows aerobatic team - with scheduled displays this summer at Dawlish, Torquay and Dartmouth - have been given permission to fly.

The official approval is formally renewed every year and means the team will go ahead with displays for its 50th season.

New designs on the tails of the team's Hawk jets mark the anniversary, and can be seen for the first time in this official RAF Red Arrows video.

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Following the approval, the Red Arrows’ pilots were allowed to change from their green coveralls, used during training, into their iconic red flying suits, which are worn during the season.

The first UK show of the year for the Red Arrows is on Saturday, May 31 at Falmouth in Cornwall, to coincide with the Pendennis Cup.

The Red Arrows’ first performance was in 1965 and they are regarded as one of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, with their trademark Diamond Nine formation, precision flying and close-passes.

The Red Arrows are due at the Dawlish Air Show on August 23, at the Royal Torbay Regatta on August 27 and the Dartmouth Royal Regatta on August 29.

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