Red Arrows Display Times

RAF Red Arrows with Blue and Red smoke

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams.

Representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the team is the public face of the service. They assist in recruiting to the Armed Forces, act as ambassadors for the United Kingdom at home and overseas and promote the best of British.

Flying distinctive Hawk fast-jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience. Together, they demonstrate the excellence and capabilities of the Royal Air Force and the Service’s skilled, talented people.

Often with their trademark Diamond Nine shape, and combination of close formations and precision flying, the Red Arrows have been displaying since 1965.

All Red Arrows display pilots have flown operationally, in frontline aircraft such as the advanced Typhoon, and helped the Royal Air Force to secure the skies every day of the year.

Based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows had flown almost 5,000 displays in 57 countries, by the beginning of 2023 – the team’s 59th season, including the Bournemouth Air Festival 2023.

Every year, they take part in Europe’s largest free air festival and this year is no different. The display times have been released and can be seen below.

The RAF Red Arrows Display Times

Thursday 31st August: 17:30
Friday 1st September: 17:00
Saturday 2nd September: 17:00
Sunday 3rd September: 14:45

Red Arrows in Formation

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Red Arrows flying over Bournemouth Beach