Squadron Leader Mike Ling had flown with the Red Arrows on more than 2,500 occasions, clocking up more than 1,765 hours in the air.Read the full story ›
The Chief of the Defence Staff has said that the RAF will continue to invest in Lincolnshire, despite the closure of RAF Scampton in 2022.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of air enthusiasts gather at RAF Scampton to watch the aircraft arrive ahead of its inaugural airshow this weekend.
A Boeing 727 will be among the 100 or so aircraft taking part in the airshow, which will include displays by the Red Arrows. Visitors are invited to visit the RAF village and meet the aircrews.
A Belgian Air Force jet has become the first international aircraft to be confirmed at Scampton Airshow.Read the full story ›
An ejector seat manufacturer has appeared in court charged with breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act over the death of a Red Arrows pilot.
The charge relates to the death of Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, in 2011.
Martin Baker Aircraft Company Ltd, of Lower Road, Higher Denham, near Uxbridge, Buckinghamshire, made no indication of plea at Lincoln Magistrates' Court.
The case will be next heard at Lincoln Crown Court in February.
Members of Flt Lt Cunningham's family were in attendance at court during the brief hearing.
The experienced pilot and Iraq war veteran died after his ejector seat initiated during the pre-flight checks of his Hawk XX177 jet while on the ground and stationary at the Lincolnshire airbase, the Health and Safety Executive said.
An ejector seat manufacturer is to be prosecuted over the death of a Red Arrows pilot at RAF Scampton in 2011.Read the full story ›
Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows are set for a major tour of Asia with performances in China, India, Malaysia and Singapore, it has been announced.
The tour, to support Britain's prosperity, is part of performances in up to 20 locations from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific.
It will see the Red Arrows, who are based at RAF Scampton, perform their world-famous aerobatics in China for the first time ever.
Planning is under way to finalise details of deployment, which follows an invitation for the aerobatic team of Hawk T1 aircraft to perform at the Zhuhai Airshow as part of the UK’s GREAT campaign.
Our RAF Red Arrows and Typhoons represent the best of British. The Red Arrows will fly the flag for Britain in key export markets while our RAF Typhoons will exercise with our allies.
The Red Arrows aerobatic team has been given formal approval to perform in public this year.Read the full story ›
Nearly 100 personnel based at RAF Waddington and RAF Scampton have marched through Lincoln together for the first time.Read the full story ›
Lincolnshire is once again set to host its own air show after an agreement was reached to switch the event to RAF Scampton from 2017.Read the full story ›