Why the Red Arrows aren't at the Wales Airshow on Sunday, July 7

The Red Arrows
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Thousands of people will be heading to Swansea this weekend hoping to catch a glimpse of the Red Arrows at the Wales Airshow. However, while the historic fleet usually take to the skies on both Saturday and Sunday, this year prior commitments mean they will only put on their show on the Saturday.

On Sunday, the arrows will instead be heading for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. But while they may not be putting on a performance for the Swansea crowds, that doesn't mean they won't be visible in Wales at all on Sunday.

Currently, the route to the Grand Prix looks set to leave Cardiff Airport at 11:14am, before being in the vicinity of Fairwater by 11:16am, to the west of Gilfach Goch by 11:17am, Aberkenfig at 11:18am, Porthcawl at 11;19 before dipping over seas. So, for those further afield from Swansea there could certainly be a chance to spot them. For the latest Swansea news, sign up to our newsletter here

Read more: Every part of Wales where you can spot the Red Arrows this weekend and the exact time they'll fly over

You can find out everything you need to know about the Wales Airshow here.

On Saturday, July 6, while their full performance will take place in Swansea for event-goers, people across South Wales will still be able to catch a glimpse of them in several spots.

The Red Arrows are expected to be at the airshow in Swansea at 5.15pm, this is their route to the event if you want to try and catch a glimpse.

  • 4.59pm - Leave Cardiff Airport, Rhoose

  • 5:01pm - Cardiff West (Approx Fairwater, Llandaff, Pontacnna)

  • 5:02pm - Overseas

  • 5.03pm - Overseas

  • 5:04pm - Caerleon (Approx Liswery, Llanwern)

  • 5:10pm - Mynydd Wysg, Powys (En route approx Cwmbran, Dowlais, Pen-y-Fan)

  • 5:12pm - Mynydd Milo (Llandybie)

  • 5:14pm - Ponlliw

  • 5.15pm - Wales Airshow Display Swansea

  • 5.16pm - Overseas

  • 5:53pm - Cardiff Airport, Rhoose

Red Arrows aside, attractions set to wow large crowds include live entertainment and an array of stalls for people to enjoy. The event will also be marking Wales Armed Forces Day on Saturday, with a special Veterans’ Village offering stalls and information from charities that support people in the armed forces locally and nationally.

There are also several road closures in place in Swansea between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, with motorists being advised of how best to avoid the heavy traffic congestion seen in the build-up to last year's event. You can read much more about that here.

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