2024 sees the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, celebrate their 60th Display Season. The season also sees the team return to North America with displays at a number of Canadian events to help mark the Royal Canadian Air Force’s centenary.

The team will return to a full nine-ship for the first time since 2021 and this year’s pilots are:

  • Red 1 – Squadron Leader Jon Bond
  • Red 2 – Squadron Leader Chris McCann
  • Red 3 – Flight Lieutenant Dustin Wales
  • Red 4 – Flight Lieutenant Ollie Suckling
  • Red 5 – Flight Lieutenant George Hobday
  • Red 6  – Flight Lieutenant Stuart Roberts
  • Red 7 – Squadron Leader Tom Hansford
  • Red 8 – Flight Lieutenant Richard Walker
  • Red 9 – Flight Lieutenant Patrick Kershaw
  • Red 10 – Squadron Leader Grahame Muscat

At the time of writing, their display season takes in the following events:

May

  • 21st – Battle of Crete Commemoration, Souda Bay, Greece
  • 25th – Meeting Aérien International Du Grand Est, Chambley, France
  • 31st – Midlands Air Festival, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire

June

  • 1st-2nd – Midlands Air Festival, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
  • 1st – English Riviera Airshow, Paighton, Devon
  • 2nd – IWM Duxford Summer Airshow, Cambridgeshire
  • 5th – D-Day 80th National Commemorative Event Flypast, Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • 6th – D-Day 80th National Commemorative Event Flypast, Normandy, France
  • 7th – Isle of Man TT Races, Douglas, Isle of Man
  • 9th – RAF Cosford Air Show, Shropshire
  • 13th – Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display, Channel Islands
  • 15th – HM The King’s Birthday Flypast, London (flypast-only)
  • 16th – Sola Airshow, Norway
  • 22nd – The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy, Scotland
  • 22nd – Northern Ireland Armed Forces Day, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey
  • 23rd – Sywell Airshow 2024, Northamptonshire
  • 29th – North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Weekend, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
  • 29th – Shuttleworth Festival of Flight, Old Warden, Bedfordshire
  • 30th – Folkestone Armed Forces’ Day, Kent
  • 30th – Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day, Ryde, IOW

July

  • 5th – Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn, Kent
  • 6th – Teignmouth Airshow, Devon
  • 6th – Somerset Armed Forces Day Flypast, Taunton, Somerset
  • 6th – Wales Airshow, Swansea, South Wales
  • 7th – British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Northamptonshire
  • 11th-12th – Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex
  • 13th-14th – Southport Airshow, Lancashire
  • 19th-21st – Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
  • 27th – Farnborough International Airshow, Hampshire (Flypast)

August

  • 10th – Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – (flypast-only)
  • 10th-11th – Blackpool Airshow, Lancashire
  • 15th – Airbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow, East Sussex
  • 24th-25th – Air Show Atlantic, Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 28th – Niagara Falls Flypast,  Ontario, Canada
  • 31st – Canadian International Air Show, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September

  • 1st – Canadian International Air Show, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 4th – Ottawa Flypast, Ontario, Canada
  • 6th-8th – Aero Gatineau-Ottawa, Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, Quebec, Canada
  • 13th-15th – Airshow London, London International Airport, Ontario, Canada
  • 18th – Montreal Flypast, Quebec, Canada

October

  • 5th – IWM Duxford Flying Finale, Cambridgeshire