Red Arrows cleared for take off

Red Arrows Credit: PA

The Red Arrows have been cleared for take off this year after proving that their new look display is safe.

The RAF's Chief of Staff has awarded the nine aircraft team, which is based at Scampton in Lincolnshire, it's public display authority. Sir Stephen Dalton says the Red Arrows are an iconic symbol of the UK that demonstrate excellence in precision, teamwork and dynamic flying.

The team has been putting the finishing touches to this year's performance from RAF Akritiri in Cyrprus.