RED AR­ROWS FACTS

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•The Red Ar­rows – of­fi­cially the Royal Air Force Aer­o­batic Team – per­formed their first dis­play on May 6, 1965 at Lit­tle Riss­ing­ton, Glos. •A 2016 Asia-pa­cific and Mid­dle East Tour was a great ex­am­ple of how the Red Ar­rows rep­re­sent the UK. A nine-week, 20,000-mile de­ploy­ment vis­ited 17 coun­tries and drew a global au­di­ence of a bil­lion peo­ple. •Three pi­lots are changed ev­ery year, so there are al­ways three first-year pi­lots, three sec­ond-year pi­lots and three in their fi­nal year. •All nine mem­bers al­ways fly in the same place in the for­ma­tion; if one is un­well, they’ll fly in an eight-man for­ma­tion. •Dur­ing a fast turn a pi­lot can ex­pe­ri­ence 8G – eight times his own body weight.

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