Get ready for an air show like you’ve never seen before!
Great Britain’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are currently on tour in North America, and one of their September flyby shows will happen right here in Victoria.
Victoria is one of four Canadian cities that will have the unique opportunity to see the Red Arrows take flight during the team’s 11-week deployment.
The crew will be visiting the island city on September 26th for one of their final flypast shows in Canada.
“This tour is an excellent opportunity to not only showcase the Red Arrows’ aerobatic expertise to Canadians from the Atlantic to the Pacific, but also to celebrate the close and enduring relationship between our two countries,” said British High Commissioner to Canada Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque.
According to a press release, this tour is aimed at highlighting the strength of the UK to its allies through the Red Arrows’ demonstration of creativity, engineering excellence, and innovation.
“Moreover, the tour provides the chance to celebrate and enhance international trade between the UK and Canada, which was worth more than £20 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2019, an of increase of more than 17% from the same period in 2018,” reads the statement.
This is the first time the Red Arrows have visited North America since 2008. More details on where you can watch the flypast in Victoria will be revealed closer to the date.