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Pride before the Falls: Red Arrows give upstaging Niagara their best shot as RAF aerobatic team’s flypast sets great symbol of Britain against one of the most iconic landmarks in North America

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It takes something to upstage Niagara Falls, but the Red Arrows gave it their best shot as a great symbol of Britain met a giant landmark of North America.

The RAF aerobatic team’s flypast at the border of the United States and Canada was part of an 11-week tour of the two countries, which has already seen them soar over the skyscrapers of New York.

Later in the trip the pilots and their £18 million Hawk T1 jets will take part in a show alongside Canada’s own aerobatic squadron, the Snowbirds.

It is the biggest ever visit by the Red Arrows to Canada and the US and the first to the two countries in more than a decade. The tour aims to promote the best of British and deepen partnerships with close friends and allies.

The tour includes aerobatic displays, flypasts of well-known landmarks and dozens of ground engagements.

The RAF aerobatic team’s flypast at the border of America and Canada was part of an 11-week tour of the two countries, which has already seen them soar over the skyscrapers of New York. It’s the biggest ever visit by the Red Arrows to Canada and the US and the first to the two countries in over a decade. The tour aims to promote the best of British and deepen partnerships with close allies

Later in the trip the pilots and their £18 million Hawk T1 jets will take part in a show alongside Canada’s own aerobatic squadron, the Snowbirds. Their route took them on a mammoth journey across the Atlantic, covering 2,658 nautical miles, flying at 31,000 feet. They left RAF Scrampton on the 5 August

Later in the trip the pilots and their £18 million Hawk T1 jets will take part in a show alongside Canada’s own aerobatic squadron, the Snowbirds. Their route took them on a mammoth journey across the Atlantic, covering 2,658 nautical miles, flying at 31,000 feet. They left RAF Scrampton on the 5 August

The red arrows can be seen soaring above Seattle's legendary Space Needle. The RAF squadron make display shows most years, last year travelling to the Middle East on a five week tour where they travelled over Jeddah, Amman and  Kuwait City

The red arrows can be seen soaring above Seattle’s legendary Space Needle. The RAF squadron make display shows most years, last year travelling to the Middle East on a five week tour where they travelled over Jeddah, Amman and  Kuwait City 

 

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