Red Arrows back to service

Dec 08, 2011
Red Arrows

The RAF aerobatic display team is now clear to fly again after a ban following the death of Red 5 Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham on 8 November.

The Investigation authority allows flying all RAF Hawks, including Red Arrows Hawk T1 aircraft, after they do the same for RAF Tornados and Tucanos earlier last month.

The Red Arrows will resume their training program, when weather permits, for upcoming 2012 show season. Squadron Leader Martin Higgins, currently Red 10, will take Sean Cunningham's place as Red 5 for the 2012 display season and Squadron Leader Mike Ling will re-join as Red 10.