RAF Red Arrows to perform over Hyderabad today
Red Arrows, known for their extraordinary aviation skills and aerobatics world over, are here to simply rock and thrill.
Their mission is not just to attract youngsters to a career in Air Force, but build bridges between India and the UK and consolidate the engagements both the nations have in the aviation and aerospace through the likes of BAE and Rolls Royce. Acknowledged as one of the world’s premier aerobatics teams, Red Arrows showcase the excellence of the Royal Air Force, at home and overseas.
Since its formation in 1965, the team has flown more than 4,700 acrobatic displays in 56 countries and 2016 as the Squadron’s 52nd season. They are known for their dare devil acrobatics and synchronised flying.
“We are here to simply thrill, showcase excellence and encourage youngsters to take to careers in Air Force,” says Air Commodore David Bentley. Their travel across thousands of miles to India to display their prowess highlights Britain’s commitment to India as a key strategic partner. “The Hawk, designed by BAE Systems and powered by Rolls Royce engines, is a superb example of a shared success story with more than 100 aircrafts being made in India for the Indian Air Force,” he said.
Andrew McAllister, Deputy High Commissioner, said, “Their display on Thursday at Dundigal in Hyderabad will be the centrepiece of their India visit.”
“The UK is a confident, outward-looking nation and India is unequivocally at the heart of our present and future plans,” he added.