Red Arrows: Commonwealth Games flight path route, timings and how to watch

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Red Arrows: Commonwealth Games flight path route, timings and how to watch

The Red Arrows will fly over Birmingham today to celebrate the opening of the Commonwealth Games.

The opening ceremony will take place at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium this evening ahead of 11 days of sporting competition.

During the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, the athletes will take part in the Parade of Nations, and the Queen’s baton relay will reach its finale, after traveling 90,000 miles around every Commonwealth nation and territory.

The RAF will mark the occasion by sending the Red Arrows out on a flypast from their base in Scampton.

Find out below the route they’re taking and how you can catch a glimpse.

What are the Red Arrows and where are they based?

The Red Arrows is the Royal Air Force’s Aerobatic Team. They represent the “speed, agility, and precision” of the RAF, and act as the “public face of the service.”

The pilots fly Hawk fast-jets, often in their trademark Diamond Nine shape, with a combination of “close formations and precision flying.”

The Red Arrows have been displayed since 1965, and all Red Arrows pilots have flown operationally. The team is based in Scampton in Lincolnshire.

Red Arrows Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony 2022 flight path and timings

The Red Arrows will fly over Birmingham today for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. (Google Maps/Military Airshows)
The Red Arrows will fly over Birmingham today for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. (Google Maps/Military Airshows)
  • Scampton - 7.35pm

  • SE of Fiskerton - 7.38pm

  • NE of Wragby - 7.39pm

  • N of Claxby - 7.40pm

  • NE of Willingham by Stow - 7.43pm

  • N of Brixholme - 7.44pm

  • Flypast Canwick Lincoln - 7.45pm

  • NW of Metheringham - 7.46pm

  • NW of Moulton Seas End - 7.49pm

  • W of Oakham - 7.54pm

  • S of Sutton On Trent - 7.59pm

  • Vicinity of Blackwell - 8.03pm

  • Vicinity of Heanor - 8.04pm

  • E of Wootton - 8.06pm

  • Vicinity of Bromley Wood - 8.08pm

  • W of Lichfield - 8.10pm

  • South West of Shenstone - 8.11pm

  • Flypast Perry Park - 8.12pm

  • Vicinity of Birmingham - 8.13pm

  • Birmingham AD - 8.18pm

  • South East of Besthorpe - 8.25pm

  • Scampton - 8.26pm

How to watch the Red Arrows flypast

BBC One will be covering the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony from 7pm.

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