Red Arrows Plan Canadian Shows

The Royal Air Force Red Arrow air demonstration team will perform at least two air shows in Canada as part of a North American tour in the late summer and fall. The nine-plane team of BAE Hawk jet aircraft will take part in the Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow and the Canadian International Airshow in Toronto. The team will perform at the Royal International Air Tattoo in the U.K. in late July before getting ready to cross the Atlantic to arrive in Canada on Aug. 8.

The Red Arrows have confirmed shows in Chicago, Atlantic City, New York, St. Louis, Portland and Los Angeles and still have room for more dates. Although they mostly stick to the U.K. and  Europe, the Red Arrows have also toured the Middle East and Asia and it’s not all about entertainment. “The Red Arrows have a rich tradition of working … to promote trade, investment, tourism and education, all while presenting a positive impression of the UK,” said UK International Trade Secretary Dr. Liam Fox. “Their tour of North America will provide an invaluable opportunity to deepen the partnership with some of our closest allies and trading partners.”