Red Arrows Announce 2019 North American Tour

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Red Arrows announce 2019 North American Tour across US and Canada
Photo credit: Alex Prins/This is Flight

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are set to embark on a nine-week programme across the skies of North America is 2019.

The team announced “Western Hawk 19,” an August and September of 2019 tour across Canada and the United States.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the Red Arrows would display across the Americas, reaching millions of people and showcasing the very best of British aviation.

“Our Red Arrows fly the flag for Britain across the globe, both in the skies and on the ground, and this tour will not only showcase their teamwork and aviation excellence, but also promote our great nation to billions of people across the world.

“After an incredible year celebrating RAF100, it seems only fitting that the Red Arrows prepare to illuminate the skies of our closest allies in 2019, celebrating and strengthening our incredible relationship with the US.”

The team’s last visit to the United States came in 2008, when they performed in New York, Virginia and other states. That visit in 2008 was a “short visit,” according to the Reds, and the 2019 visit is expected to be much longer.

The US program comes after the Red Arrows’ successful 2016 Asia-Pacific and the Middle East tour.

As well as displaying at a range of shows and events, the team will also attend engagements promoting the UK Government’s GREAT campaign, visit local schools, meet with business leaders and showcase the very best of British culture.

Air Vice-Marshal Warren James, the senior RAF officer responsible for the Red Arrows, said: “The deployment of the Red Arrows will demonstrate the global reach and capability of the RAF and our continuing support of the United Kingdom’s defence and commerce industries.

At this time, the shows the team will be performing at have not been announced, but stay tuned to the AirshowStuff Blog and Facebook Page for the information as soon as it’s announced! You can also discuss your thoughts on the tour and potential tour stops for the Reds in our forums.

26 Responses

  1. AirshowAddict

    We would like see the team perform at the international Abbotsford Airshow in “2019” in August

  2. Nina

    Definitely Abbotsford 2019. Can you imagine…. both the Red arrows and Thunderbirds??? Wow!!

  3. David Jackson

    The Reds are amazing! I’ve seen them perform at Farnborough and over Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Would love to have them in Edmonton, Alberta for 2019.

  4. David Smith

    would love to see them visit moose jaw air base, home of the snow birds

  5. Nick (Brize Norton '77- '80)

    Though it’ll definitely be warmish here in the Sunshine State, the lads could use a couple days to work on their tans. Bring ’em!! Pensacola to Key West, or anywhere in between!!!

  6. Lucas Rebro

    Hope they perform at oshkosh 2019, im camping here! i have never seen colored jet smoke before, #come to oshkosh 2019

  7. Tony Oxlade

    A great show to attend would be the EDMONTON Air show which is bigger and better this year.

  8. Barbara Hutchings

    Please come to Edmonton, Alberta. We used to live in Lincoln England. They used to practice their new display each year over our house. So would love to see them over our house in Edmonton Alberta.

  9. Lucas Rebro

    If they don’t come to the EAA Airventure Airshow, they should definitely stop and at least do one flyover at the MKE air and water show.

  10. Lucas Rebro

    If they don’t come to the EAA Airventure Airshow, they should at least do one flyover at the MKE air and water show.

  11. Robert Hafford

    So now that Hillsboro Oregon is moving to McMinnville will this change their plans?

  12. Norman Gustafson

    Wish you guys would come back to Quonset Point Rhode Island.I got to see you the last time you were here and it was an awesome show I worked for a company that owned Dorset Tube and a gentleman that worked there sent me a whole bunch of Red Arrow stuff that includes a copy of the lithograph that has the QE2 with the Concord and Red Arrows flying overhead.

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