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Red Arrows given green light for display in public

The Red Arrows aerobatic team has been given formal approval to perform in public this year.

Credit: © UK Crown 2016

Following months of training, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team was formally awarded its Public Display Authority (PDA) earlier today.

It is the final assessment before the Red Arrows are allowed to begin their latest season.

The team, which showcases the excellence of the Royal Air Force and represents the United Kingdom, will now embark on its 52nd display season – performing to millions of individuals across the country and overseas.

Credit: © UK Crown 2016

"Public Display Authority is a very important day in the Red Arrows’ calendar as it signifies the end of many months of training."

– Squadron Leader David Montenegro, Team Leader and Red 1
Credit: © UK Crown 2016