The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team have achieved their Public Display Authority. Meaning they can now go and display infront of the public for the 2021 season. Squadron Leader Tom Bould proudly speaks about the teams efforts over the last year in order to be able to celebrate today. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – The Red Arrows are currently deployed to Tanagra Air Base, Greece on Exercise Springhawk 2021. During the deployment the team use the good weather to practice 3 displays a day, 5 days a week for the 6-week period, working towards being awarded their PDA (public display authority). Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows showcase the excellence of the RAF and represent the United Kingdom both at home and overseas. The team consists of 11 pilots, nine of whom fly in the display, and more than 100 support personnel and technicians. Each of the pilots has previous fast-jet, operational experience flying the Tornado, Typhoon or Harrier, enabling the RAF to secure the skies and protect the nation and its interests, 365-days a year. One of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, the Red Arrows had completed nearly 5,000 displays, in 57 countries, by the beginning of 2019. Flying Hawk T1 jets, the team is based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
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