Royal Air Force Red Arrows conclude North American tour

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, have announced it has wrapped up its final flyover for the team´s 11-week North American Tour, the organization said.

The deployment was the largest overseas tour to the region for the team, which took them to more than 25 locations across the United States and Canada. Audiences across America and Canada had the opportunity to see the Red Arrows take flight during the team´s travels, which was aimed at showcasing the UK at its best, and supporting trade, business and defence interests.

The tour was the first time the Red Arrows have been to both Canada and the United States since 2008, visiting many of the locations for the first time. With stops across the continent, in addition to the Canadian stops, the tour comprised a combination of more than 20 aerobatic displays, 29 stunning flypasts and 100 separate ground engagement activities — from business receptions led by the UK´s Department for International Trade to sessions aimed at inspiring young people to pursue careers in STEM.