RAF Red Arrows 2022

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RAF Red Arrows 2022

Post by Adam » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:25 pm

It was good to get some details at today's post-season symposium from the RAF Air Events Team on the upcoming 2022 display season. They confirmed that the Red Arrows will be available from June to September, with the possibility of a small overseas tour at the end of the season, which should not affect their UK display season. Beyond their usual airshows, priorities for thr RAF during the 2022 display season will include:
  • Supporting the "levelling up" and "build back better" policies, which the Events Team said would be "good news for the devolved nations"
  • Diamond Jubilee events, including Trooping the Colour on the 2nd June and other events which are still TBC
  • The Commonwealth Games, due to be held in Birmingham on the 28th July-8th August
However, the RAF Events Team are aware that the government has made a habit of using the Red Arrows at short notice for political purposes; they said that all stakeholders, including the government, have been made aware that this short-term availability will simply not be possible in busier years.

The Air Events Team also gave details of other RAF, JHC and RN assets which will be available next year. A total of 105 UK events and 32 overseas events have requested UK military participation for the 2022 season, and they said almost all should get UK military participation of some description. As well as the Red Arrows, assets will include:
  • The BBMF, including the Lancaster, should be available all season
  • The Typhoon solo display will be available on a maximum of 12 weekends
  • The Tutor solo display is dependent on the current backlog of student pilots being resolved before the start of the display season
  • The RAF Falcons will be available all season and are being actively pushed to airshow organisers, having only been requested by two airshows in 2021
  • The F-35B will not be an official display asset due to lack of airframes and high cost, but will have "very limited" flypast/role demonstration availability
  • The P-8A will have "very limited" flypast potential
  • The RAF transport fleet will be "operationally focussed" but the Events Team will make every effort to get the C-130 to a few shows before retirement
  • The Chinook HC.6 solo display is TBC depending on operational commitments
  • The Attack Helicopter Display Team is TBC depending on operational commitments
  • The Black Cats will provide a full season of solo displays
  • The Puma, Merlin and Wildcat will have limited static display availability
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Post by RyanS » Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:05 am

Adam wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:25 pm with the possibility of a small overseas tour at the end of the season
I feel a little doubtful that they would come to the US again (on the other hand they have also been to the Middle East and Asia semi-recently as well) but this timing would be very good for some major USAF 75th anni shows at Edwards and Nellis
Adam wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:25 pm The RAF Falcons will be available all season and are being actively pushed to airshow organisers, having only been requested by two airshows in 2021
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Post by Adam » Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:02 am

RyanS wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:05 am
Adam wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:25 pm with the possibility of a small overseas tour at the end of the season
I feel a little doubtful that they would come to the US again (on the other hand they have also been to the Middle East and Asia semi-recently as well) but this timing would be very good for some major USAF 75th anni shows at Edwards and Nellis
Interesting thought, but I can't see it. A tour that lasts until mid-November would be quite unusual, and would impact winter training. I can't remember the exact wording, but the Events Team said that next year's tour would be smaller than previous years. I'm guessing that means finishing their UK season in mid-September and then doing a couple of European shows and maybe a display or two in the Middle East and being home by mid-October - which is basically what they did this year. Back-to-back Middle East tours would not be unusual for the Reds, they toured the region in both 2016 and 2017, for example.

Given the sheer size and length of the 2019 North America tour and its impact on airshows here in Britain, I think the RAF will feel they've done their bit for US airshows and can forget about them for a decade.
RyanS wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:05 am
Adam wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:25 pm The RAF Falcons will be available all season and are being actively pushed to airshow organisers, having only been requested by two airshows in 2021
Haha ouch
Yeah, I'd thought it was odd how few airshows they've attended, especially as they had an entirely new (and very entertaining) show this year. Worth noting that the Falcons get booked for lots of non-airshow events. The Events Team believe this is because the long and uncertain duration of their display slot makes it difficult to fit them in to a busy flying display programme - so they've decided to axe the pre-jump "dummy runs" to speed up the whole jump process and make the team easier to integrate into a normal airshow.
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Post by Flightline Uk » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:41 pm

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Three new pilots have joined the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team for its 2022 season.

They will fly with the Red Arrows in a year which will see the team perform across the United Kingdom and beyond.

Squadron Leader Graeme Muscat and Flight Lieutenants Stuart Roberts and Patrick Kershaw have begun preparations for the team's 58th display season.

The full pilot line-up for the next season is:

Officer Commanding, Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – Wing Commander David Montenegro
Red 1 and Team Leader – Squadron Leader Tom Bould
Red 2 – Flight Lieutenant Stuart Roberts
Red 3 – Flight Lieutenant Patrick Kershaw
Red 4 – Flight Lieutenant Will Cambridge
Red 5 – Squadron Leader Nick Critchell
Red 6 and Synchro Leader – Squadron Leader Gregor Ogston
Red 7 and Synchro Two – Flight Lieutenant James Turner
Red 8 and Executive Officer – Flight Lieutenant Damo Green
Red 9 – Flight Lieutenant David Simmonds
Red 10 and Supervisor (from March 2022) – Squadron Leader Graeme Muscat


https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/re ... -for-2022/
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