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RAF Red Arrows Tour – Vancouver and Victoria, BC

Vancouver & Victoria, BC

Starts: Sep 24, 2019 at 8:00am
Ends: Sep 26, 2019 at 5:00pm
posted 16 days ago.

(Photo: Julie Sturrock, #SkiesMag)

With a combination of dynamic displays, iconic flypasts and inspiring ground activities, the Red Arrows are on a major tour of North America. It is the biggest-ever visit by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to Canada and the United States and the first to the two countries in more than a decade. The tour aims to promote the best of British and deepen partnerships with close friends and allies. The 11 week deployment is an indication of the UK’s continuing commitment to enduring relationships, mutual prosperity and extensive security cooperation.

RAF Red Arrows

With stops across the continent, the tour comprises aerobatic displays, flypasts of well-known landmarks and dozens of ground engagements – from business receptions to sessions highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and math subjects to young people.

Each show is a demonstration of creativity, engineering excellence and innovation – not just hallmarks of the Red Arrows and RAF but of the proven capabilities, strengths and skills of the UK. Moreover, the tour provides chance to celebrate and enhance international trade and investment between the UK, Canada and the US, worth more than £208 billion in 2018.

Photo: Ashley Keates

This activity develops a longstanding, successful record of the Red Arrows supporting the GREAT Britain Campaign – highlighting opportunities across business, education and tourism. For more information visit https://www.great.gov.uk/international/

To follow updates of the tour online, use #redarrowstour on Twitter or Instagram and like the Red Arrows’ Facebook page.

Tour stats

  • More than 20 displays
  • 98 separate ground engagements
  • 11 years since the Red Arrows last visited North America
  • 108 people on tour, including pilots, engineers and support staff
  • 12 Red Arrows Hawk aircraft and 1 Atlas A400M RAF transport aircraft

Locations

Below is the latest list of locations where the Red Arrows will visit in Canada and the United States. Activities will typically include either a flypast, display or ground engagement-only – or a combination of these elements. Venues and places are subject to change. More details for each location will be released ahead of each stop and date:

24/09/2019 Vancouver
25/09/2019 Vancouver
26/09/2019 Victoria (flypast)
26/09/2019 Vancouver (flypast)
27/09/2019 Vancouver

(The Red Arrows will also be visiting Seattle, WA, and the Oregon International Air Show in Portland, OR, as well.) For more information, please visit the “Red Arrows North American Tour 2019” website.

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