COLORADO, USA — You could call them the Blue Angels of the United Kingdom, and you might just spot the bright red jets this week as the Red Arrows fly across the Front Range.
Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team on Tuesday is making stops and performing fly-bys at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport and the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to a news release from the airport.
Team members will also speak on a panel about innovation and tech at Denver Startup Week, the release says.
Catch the Red Arrows
Schedule provided by the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport:
Sept. 16: Arrival of Hawk Jets around 5 p.m. Terminal is open to the public for viewing.
Sept. 17: Red Arrows flight along the Front Range, departing RMMA around 4:25 p.m., returning around 5:05 p.m. and performing a few fly-bys before landing. The team will conduct a flypast of the U.S. Air Force Academy to coincide with the lowering of the flag at 4:45 p.m. Public viewing of the fly-bys are available on the Legacy ramp (11905 Corporate Way). Limited parking available adjacent to the ramp. (The terminal and adjacent parking lots will be closed for a VIP reception from 3- 7 p.m.)
Sept. 18: Departure of Hawk jets around 11 a.m.
More about the team
According to the Red Arrows' website, this is the biggest-ever visit by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to Canada and the United States and the first to the two countries in more than a decade.
The Red Arrows’ Hawk T1 jets had to be flown to North America over three days because, as primarily training aircraft, they were not intended to refuel in the air and do not have the range to make the transatlantic crossing in one sortie, the website says.
The tour aims to promote the best of British and deepen partnerships with close friends and allies, the website says.
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