- Dates: September 11, 2019
- Time: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
- Price: Free with Museum Admission
- Website: Event Link
The UK’s celebrated Royal Air Force aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows, will make their first-ever visit to Seattle on Sept. 23 with an 11:15 a.m. estimated arrival over Boeing Field and The Museum of Flight. The Museum stop is part of team’s first major tour of the U.S. and Canada in more than a decade.
The team’s 12 Hawk T-1 fast-jets will make a formation fly-by with smoke trails over the Museum, then head briefly over downtown Seattle and return to land at Boeing Field. Two of the Hawks will taxi directly to the Museum main parking lot and remain there for free public viewings and pilot meet-and-greets from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Red Arrow flight crews will also meet students at nearby Raisbeck Aviation High School.
The visit celebrates the UK/U.S. special relationship, the UK’s aerospace and defense partnership with Boeing, and the strength and breadth of the UK’s broader commercial relationship with Washington state.
The Red Arrows will also visit Boeing’s facility to tour one of the nine P-8A Poseidon aircraft that will enter service in the UK from next year, following a joint Boeing UK – UK Government £100 million infrastructure investment in Moray, Scotland.