RAF Red Arrows
The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, are renowned throughout the world as ambassadors for both the Royal Air Force and the United Kingdom. The Red Arrows RAF Aerobatic Team was officially formed on 1st March 1965, since this time the team have completed over 4000 displays in 53 different countries. The Red Arrows’ reputation is built on commitment and professionalism, combined with Royal Air Force skills, training and equipment.
The dual control BAE Hawk T. Mk.1 is the RAF's advanced trainer and has been used by the Red Arrows since 1979. The aircraft is essentially the same as those flown by RAF Advanced Training Students with the exception of the smoke generators and a slightly uprated engine giving a faster response time to changes of power setting.