Red Arrows will be flying over Northampton's when you see them

World famous display team bypassing the Lift Tower on 645mph practice run

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 7:07 am
The RAF Red Arrows are famous for their acrobatic displays. Photo Getty Images
The RAF Red Arrows are famous for their acrobatic displays. Photo Getty Images

The world famous Red Arrows will fly over Northampton TODAY (March 31).

But you need to be quick to catch a glimpse — and don't expect any red, white and blue smoke or fancy loop-the-loops and fly-pasts on Wednesday morning.

Pilots from the RAF display team will be heading home to Lincolnshire after a 645mph 'practice' formation flight around England and are due to be in the skies over Northamptonshire at 11.19am — although the route may change due to weather or other requirements

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But it will take the nine Arrows' BAE Hawk aircraft about FOUR MINUTES to cover 30-odd miles across the county, heading south from the Chilterns towards Leicestershire and then on to their base at RAFA Scampton.

The planes are powered by a single Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour Mk 861 turbofan engine producing 5,700lb of thrust and giving them a top speed of 645mph.

Handy when you want your late for lunch and there's no speed cameras to worry about.

The Arrows will leave Scampton at 10.37am and head out over The Wash before turning back over East Anglia towards London. Then, after a swift U-turn somewhere near Wentworth Golf Club it's back home by 11.30am.

The Arrows route takes them out towards London before turning back north and flying over Northampton at 11.19am on Wednesday

According to their unofficial flight path is due to take them into the county west of Deanshanger and over Roade before flying past the Express Lift Tower and Brixworth on their way north.

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