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When and where will the Red Arrows fly over Dorset today?

Red Arrows during a show

Dorset residents are in for a treat today (Friday 23rd June), as the world-renowned Red Arrows are set to perform a thrilling flypast. The display is ahead of the Falmouth Armed Forces Day and promises to captivate onlookers with their precision flying and spectacular aerial displays.

The Red Arrows will be in the Dorset skies between 3:40pm and 4:00pm.

The aerobatic team should be visible from towns such as Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Dorchester, Portland, Wareham, Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum, Bridport, Gillingham, Bridport and the surrounding areas.

Red Arrows flying through Dorset June 2023
Map of Red Arrows flight path

Here are the exact timings as published by Red Arrows of their flypast across the country:

  1. Waddington – 3.05pm
  2. Metheringham – 3.07pm
  3. Binbrook – 3.10pm
  4. Claxby – 3.11pm
  5. Osgodby – 3.12pm
  6. Welton – 3.13pm
  7. North Hykeham – 3.14pm
  8. Coddington – 3.16pm
  9. Burton Lazars – 3.19pm
  10. Corby – 3.22pm
  11. Northampton – 3.25pm
  12. Towcester – 3.26pm
  13. Buckingham – 3.27pm
  14. Ludgershall – 3.29pm
  15. Haddenham – 3.30pm
  16. Lewkner – 3.31pm
  17. RAF Benson – 3.32pm
  18. Cold Ash – 3.34pm
  19. Ogbourne St George – 3.37pm
  20. Bradford on Avon – 3.40pm
  21. Penselwood – 3.43pm
  22. Sturminster Marshall – 3.47pm
  23. East Bloxworth – 3.48pm
  24. Bovington Camp – 3.49pm
  25. Dorchester – 3.50pm
  26. Axminster – 3.53pm
  27. Exeter – 3.56pm

The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, are renowned for their displays that feature impressive manoeuvres accompanied by streams of red, white, and blue smoke. The team has a reputation for delivering breathtaking performances at events worldwide, including the British Grand Prix.

Here’s the full flight path on a map:

The Red Arrows will be returning to Dorset later this year for the Bournemouth Air Festival between 31st August and 3rd September 2023.

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