Here's when the world famous Red Arrows will fly over Daventry and Northampton this weekend

RAF display team will be over Northamptonshire going to and from Goodwood festival

By Kevin Nicholls
Thursday, 8th July 2021, 10:44 am
Updated Friday, 9th July 2021, 7:19 am
The Red Arrows are famous for their spectacular aerial displays
The Red Arrows are famous for their spectacular aerial displays

Parts of Northamptonshire will get TWO views of the world-famous Red Arrows flying over the county this weekend.

The squadron, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, will be heading south early TODAY (Friday July 9) for an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed — and back home to RAF Scampton on Sunday.

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.

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Tomorrow's flightpath takes the Red Arrows over Long Buckby and Daventry just before 9am

Flight plans show the Arrows at Market Harborough at 8.55am Friday but it will take the ten Arrows' BAE Hawk aircraft about FIVE MINUTES to cross the a corner of West Northamptonshire to Banbury, flying over Long Buckby and Daventry at around 645mph.

Sunday's return includes a stretch directly over Roade and Northampton between 3.11pm and 3.16pm before heading up the A508 back towards Harborough — although both routes may change due to weather or other requirements.

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.

But don't fret if you miss this weekend's fly-pasts. The Red Arrows are booked in to appear before the start of next weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Sunday's flight home to Lincolnshire should see the Red Arrows directly over Northampton before heading up the A508