World famous Red Arrows to fly over Banbury today

The world famous Red Arrows will fly over Banbury this afternoon (Wednesday, October 20).
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The squadron, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, will be heading south from their base in Scampton to Bournemouth for the Scampton to Bournemouth & Portsmouth Display.

During the journey they will fly over the Banbury area around 2.14pm.

There is a big team effort needed to allow the Red Arrows to perform for the public, from flight operations personnel and engineering technicians to administrators and suppliers.

The planes are powered by a single Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour Mk 861 turbofan engine producing 5,700lb of thrust and giving them a top speed of 645mph.