Red Arrows: Temporary move to RAF Cranwell whilst runway repaired

Red Arrows The Red Arrows train in Cyprus for several weeks every year

Related Stories

The Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows will move to a new base in the county for the remainder of their winter training.

The aerobatics display team is moving to RAF Cranwell from RAF Scampton whilst maintenance work is carried out.

The move on 29 January will allow repair work to take place on the runway at RAF Scampton.

A majority of their training flights will continue to be in airspace over the Scampton area.

The team will remain at RAF Cranwell until they move to Europe in March for training sessions there.

The Red Arrows have been training in Anglesey in Wales for a week due to heavy snow in Lincolnshire.

Three new pilots will arrive later in the year allowing the them to return to a nine-strong formation after flying with seven for much of 2012.

This followed the deaths of Flt Lt Jon Egging and Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, who were killed in separate incidents in 2011.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Lincolnshire



Min. Night 5 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show


  • A robotClick Watch

    The latest in robotics including software that can design electronics to solve problems

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.