World famous Red Arrows roar across the skies of Northampton

Pilots from the RAF display team were seen heading home to Lincolnshire after a 645mph 'practice' formation flight around England

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 12:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 12:04 pm

The spectacular aircraft roared through the county at around 11.19am this morning (Wednesday), giving residents a click glimpse.

Pilots from the RAF display team will be heading home to Lincolnshire after a 645mph 'practice' formation flight around England.

It was expected to that the nine Arrows' BAE Hawk aircraft about four minutes to cover 30-odd miles across Northamptonshire heading south from the Chilterns towards Leicestershire and then on to their base at RAFA Scampton.

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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.

Red Arrows, Northamptonshire. Submitted reader picture.
Red Arrows, Northamptonshire. Submitted reader picture.
Red Arrows, Northamptonshire. Submitted reader picture.
Red Arrows, Northamptonshire. Submitted reader picture.
Red Arrows, Northamptonshire. Submitted reader picture.
Red Arrows, Northamptonshire. Submitted reader picture.