An inquest has been told that the Red Arrows have cut back on flying displays after the death of pilot Sean Cunningham.
The 35-year-old from Coventry died at RAF Scampton in November 2011 when he was ejected from his aircraft while it was on the ground.
Group Commander David Bentley. who oversees the aerobatics team, has told a hearing in Lincoln that the reduction in the number of displays was one of a number of changes made after the fatal incident:
""We are doing less. We have more people. We have better oversight and we have better communications."
The coroner is due to deliver his verdict later this week.
Downing Street has tweeted to say that any suggestion the Red Arrows would be axed "is wrong."
Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy, commenting on a report in the Daily Mirror that the Red Arrows could be axed because of cuts to the defence budget, said Britons would be "dismayed" if it were true.
"The Red Arrows are part of our national character and history," he said.
"The country would be dismayed if they were scrapped to make yet more savings in defence, which the Prime Minister seemed to rule out just days ago."