On 22 October the British Embassy in Beijing announced the arrival in China of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, as part of their Asia-Pacific and Middle East Tour 2016. With a spectacular new routine and the largest overseas deployment for a decade, the Red Arrows are set to entertain audiences at their first ever display at Airshow China in Zhuhai.
Representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff. Flying British-built Hawk fast-jets, the Red Arrows are a world leading aerobatic display team and have completed more than 4,800 performances since 1965. Innovation and the team’s constant pursuit of excellence are integral to its success. Performing in China will take the number of countries in which the Red Arrows have displayed to 57 across the globe.