Red Arrows take actor Gerard Butler sky high during Stateside tour

The Red Arrows have treated Hollywood actor Gerard Butler to a trip to the skies while on their Stateside tour.

Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, for the past eleven weeks they have been showing off the best of British in Canada and the United States.

The Scotsman joined the team for a planned training flight and it was safe to say it did not disappoint, with the actor describing the experience as a "dream come true".

He later tweeted and thanked the pilots for "the ride of his life".