It’s now over 50 years since the Red Arrows first took to the skies, transfixing the British public with their astonishing displays of daredevil precision and aerial aerobatics. Manned by some of the best pilots in the world, their jaw-dropping displays are world-famous, and their incredible aerial feats have cemented their status as national treasures.
The Red Arrows represent the very best speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, and the pilots behind the planes are rigorously selected for their nerves of steel, lightning reflexes and millisecond-perfect timing. Each one has years of distinguished service in the Royal Air Force under their belt, and plenty of stories to tell.
Written by the head of the Red Arrows, Wing Commander David Montenegro, himself a former Red 1 and Red Arrows squadron leader, and full of never-before-shared tales from Red Arrows pilots, past and present, this official history celebrates the courage, daring and incredible skill of the Red Arrows and the heroic pilots that push their planes, their flying skills and themselves to the limits.