Red Arrows Perform Flypast Over Canadian Capital

Tuesday 13th August 2019

Red Arrows flypast over Ottawa’s Parliament Hill

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Ottawa, Canada - A colourful flypast over Ottawa’s Parliament Hill was staged by the Red Arrows as part of a tour of North America.

Nine jets from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team performed the aerial salute, during a Changing of the Guard ceremony in Canada’s capital city.

The flypast celebrated the links between the United Kingdom and Canada.

The Red Arrows are carrying out their biggest-ever tour of North America, spanning more than 25 cities between August and mid-October.

Canada has played host to a series of events during the team’s first week of the deployment – including sessions aimed at inspiring young people and highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.

The tour is the first visit by the Red Arrows to Canada and the United States in 11 years and it is aimed at promoting business, trade, education and defence links.

Three passes of Ottawa and Parliament Hill were made mid-morning by the team’s aircraft, each featuring the jets in a different formation shape – including the Red Arrows’ trademark Diamond Nine arrangement.

Following the flypast, the jets landed at nearby Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, ready for a full aerobatic display at an airshow there in front of thousands of people later the same day.

Carried out in support of the Government’s GREAT Britain campaign, the tour is an opportunity to enhance international trade and investment between the UK, Canada and the US, worth more than £208 billion in 2018.

It is also a chance to mark the UK’s continuing commitment to enduring relationships, mutual prosperity and extensive security cooperation with long-standing and close allies.

For more information on the Red Arrows, follow @rafredarrows on Twitter, like the team’s Facebook page at RAF Red Arrows, view pictures on Instagram @rafredarrows or visit

Use #RedArrowsTour online to keep up-to-date with the Red Arrows’ tour of North America.

Shows: 1. Video - Ottawa Flypast from the ground

2. Video - Ottawa Flypast from the air

3. Video - Ottawa Return Flypast from the ground

4. Photos of the Flypast from the ground and air


Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows showcase the excellence of the RAF and represent the United Kingdom both at home and overseas. The team consists of 11 pilots, nine of whom fly in the display, and more than 100 support personnel and technicians. Each of the pilots has previous fast-jet, operational experience flying the Tornado, Typhoon or Harrier, enabling the RAF to secure the skies and protect the nation and its interests, 365-days a year. One of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, the Red Arrows had completed nearly 5,000 displays, in 57 countries, by the beginning of 2019. Flying Hawk T1 jets, the team is based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.


Below is the latest list of locations where the Red Arrows will visit in Canada and the United States. Activities will typically include either a flypast, display or ground engagement-only – or a combination of these elements. Venues and places are subject to change. More details for each location will be released ahead of each stop and date:


Halifax (including a flypast on August 11) – August 7-13

Ottawa – flypast on August 13

Gatineau – display at Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow on August 13

Chicago (including displays at the Chicago Air and Water Show) – August 14-18

Boston – August 19

Atlantic City – display at Thunder Over The Boardwalk – August 21

New York (including displays at the New York Airshow) – August 22-24

Washington DC – August 25-28

Niagara Falls – August 28 

Toronto (including displays at the Canadian International Airshow) – August 28-September 5

Dayton, Ohio – September 5

St. Louis (including displays at Spirit of St. Louis Airshow and STEM Expo) – September 6-9

Fort Worth/Dallas – September 9-16 

Houston – September 11

Denver – September 17-18

Portland (including displays at The Oregon International Airshow) – September 18-23

Seattle – September 23-24

Vancouver (including a flypast on September 26) – September 24-27

Victoria – flypast on September 26

Miramar Airshow, San Diego – displays September 27-29

San Francisco – October 1-2

Long Beach – October 2

The Great Pacific Airshow (Huntington Beach) – displays October 4-6

Rapid City – October 8


Photographs and videos of the team displaying are available by visiting:




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