Today Red Arrows and Swifts celebrated birth days

May 06, 2017
Red Arrows Gnat, the first teams aircraft

Today May 6th, two different aerobatic team celebrated anniversary since their firs displays ever.

The Royal Air Force aerobatic team Red Arrows performed air display for the first time on May 6th, 1965, in Kemble airbase. The demonstration aims to present to media the new RAF team. The first demonstration in public is in France on May 9th the same year during the national day of French Air Force in Clermont Ferrand. The first demonstration in English public is on May 15th, 1965, during the International Aero Fair in Biggin Hill.

On May 6, 1991 the Russian Air Force aerobatic team Swifts performed its first display with painted MiG-29s. That display was closed for the public.

Swifts MiG-29 in first paint scheme