Red Arrows shows new-look Aircraft
The Red Arrows unveiled a new aircraft paint-scheme this week as they leave the UK on a six-week overseas tour. The change to the world-famous design is thought to be the first major permanent alteration since the Red Arrows took delivery of their Hawk aircraft in 1979.
The Red Arrows left the UK on Sunday 04 November 2007 for a six-week tour of the Middle and Far East, returning to the UK on 18 December 2007.
They are set to visit 13 countries, including Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia, India and Pakistan.
During their 15,000 mile trip they will perform their famous air display a total of 18 times. Millions of people are expected to turn out to watch the Team display during the course of the goodwill tour.
The tour has been made possible by the support of two UK companies; BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce.
2007 is the Red Arrows 43rd display season. Since the Team`s creation in 1965, the Red Arrows have flown over 4,000 displays in 53 countries.