Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Yay! The Red Arrows Are Coming To Kuwait Again

2016 Tour Departure

The Red Arrows have embarked on the team’s biggest overseas tour in a decade.
More than 20 displays and a series of flypasts will be performed across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.
The major tour, which will take two months to complete, will see the Red Arrows perform in China for the first time ever.
The deployment will contribute to the UK government’s GREAT campaign and showcase the best of British innovation and industry.
Squadron Leader David Montenegro, Team Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and Red 1, said: “Ever since the team’s first season in 1965, the Red Arrows have performed on a global scale.
“The team – flying British-built aircraft – has displayed to millions of people in more than 55 countries around the world.
“The two-month deployment will raise awareness of Britain’s economic offer, its industry and as a country that celebrates arts, science, sport, education and diversity.
“Indeed, our colourful, dynamic aerial display of precision, formation aerobatics – together with the associated events on the ground – are a vivid showcase of British engineering, teamwork and creativity.
“These performances are the result of countless people and organisations, both in the UK and overseas, who have supported the team and made this possible – for which everyone in the Red Arrows would like to express sincere gratitude.”
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: “Our RAF Red Arrows and Typhoons represent the best of British. The Red Arrows will fly the flag for Britain in key export markets while our RAF Typhoons will exercise with our allies.”

Flypasts, displays or events planned for the tour (subject to change)
UK29 September: RAF Scampton (Departure)
Pakistan3 October:Karachi (Flypast)
India8 October: Hindon: Indian Air Force Day (Display)
TBC November: Hyderabad (Display)
11 October: Dhaka (Flypast)
Singapore18 October: Singapore (Flypast)
Malaysia17 October: Kuala Lumpur (Display)
18 October: KLCC (Flypast)
Vietnam20 October: Da Nang (Overnight stop)
China23-25 October: Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Guangzhou (Ground events) 28-29 October: Hong Kong (Ground events)
1-6 November: Zhuhai airshow (Displays)
Oman20 November: Muscat (Display)
Bahrain23 November: Bahrain (Flypast)
UAE24 November: Abu Dhabi (Display)
Kuwait28 November: Kuwait (Display) 

Starts with Kuwait Air Force display at 2.30PM followed by Red Arrows at 3PM best views are all along the Gulf Road sea side area from Souq Sharq to Scientific Centre.

UK1 December: RAF Scampton (Return home)

LWDLIK- Their previous glorious display in 2013 [link].

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