Red Arrows Announce 2019 North American Tour Schedule
The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have released an initial schedule for their 2019 North American Tour, nicknamed Western Hawk 19. The team’s release emphasizes that these are the confirmed appearances, with more expected to be added in the coming weeks.
Speaking from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, UK Defence Minister Mark Lancaster stated:
“I am delighted people all over the US and Canada will be able to see our world-famous Red Arrows in action. Previous tours have generated huge amounts of investment for the UK, and we hope the team lighting up the skies of two of our closest defence allies will bring more of the same. The team will fly to North America for the Western Hawk 19 tour this summer, expecting to arrive in Canada on August 8.”
Here are the confirmed dates for their 2019 North American Tour:
2019 North American Tour:
August 13 - Gatineau, QC
August 17-18 - Chicago, IL
August 21 - Atlantic City, NJ
August 24-25 - New Windsor, NY
August 31-September 1 - Toronto, ON
September 7-8 - St. Louis, MO
September 20-22 - Hillsboro, OR
October 4-6 - Huntington Beach, CA
Squadron Leader Martin Pert, Red 1 and Team Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, stated:
“Confirming this initial group of display locations where we will perform in North America is not just exciting for those people hoping to attend these events – but also for the whole Red Arrows team as well. Air and ground crews are now hard at work, preparing the display which will be seen by audiences in the UK, US and Canada this summer, while detailed planning is well underway to carefully, and safely, plot our overseas tour.”
The team will display at the Royal International Air Tattoo July 19-21 in the United Kingdom, and then will undergo a short period of maintenance before heading to North America at the beginning of August.
Stay tuned to our website and social media for the latest news and updates regarding the Red Arrows’ upcoming trip to North America!