Dartmouth’s Royal Regatta Red Arrows are back ifor 2014
The Red Arrows are heading back to Dartmouth as the world famous aerobatics team marks its golden anniversary of putting on breathtaking displays.
The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta has been included in the national and international list of shows as the team’s 50th year celebration tour gets under way.
Dartmouth will be one of just two Devon Red Arrow displays going ahead this year. The first will be the Dawlish Airshow on August 23.
The second is at Dartmouth on August 29, as thousands of people pack into the town for the annual regatta extravaganza.
The Red Arrows have been part of the regatta experience for decades.
This week regatta vice chairman and president Hilary Bastone said: ‘This is excellent news for our royal regatta, that the Red Arrows aerobatics team will again put on a display over the River Dart – particularly as it is their 50th display season.’
He said he was delighted that the flying team had decided not to miss out the town.
‘Obviously this is going to be a busy season for them and there is always the possibility that in their selection of venues we might have missed out.’
The Red Arrows will be putting on more than 70 displays between the end of May this year and the end of September, from Newcastle to Malta – including the famous Farnborough Airshow and Biggin Hill.
International displays include shows at Athens Flying Week in Greece and Rennes Air Show in in France.
The aerobatics team will be boasting new tailfin design to celebrate its 50th display season.
The makeover is the most significant change to the look of the team’s famous aircraft in its history.
In the shape of a Union flag, the striking new tail design has been designed to reflect the Best of British and emphasises the Red Arrows’ role as ambassadors for the United Kingdom and as the public face of the Royal Air Force.