Red Arrows Greater Manchester: iconic RAF display team set to fly over region as part of North West flypast

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The famous aerobatics team will be flying over the North West this week

The Red Arrows have become known as a world famous aerobatics team that carries out dramatic stunts and daring performances. They have wowed audiences all over the globe for many years, including right here in Greater Manchester. 

If you’re out and about in the region tomorrow (September 8) you might catch a glimpse of the Red Arrows as they make their way to the west coast. The group are heading to Blackpool Airport and taking part in a regional flypast as they go. 

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The Red Arrows fly into the North West from their base at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. They will then fly west, over Derbyshire towns of Buxton and Glossop. 

Glossop will be the last area the Red Arrows fly over before reaching Greater Manchester. They are expected to fly over the village of Denshaw at 4.15pm and then the town of Rochdale at 4.16pm. 

You’ll need to be quick, but if you are around either of these areas you might just spot them as they head towards Blackpool. An estimated flight path map has been published by the website Military Airshows

This map shows that the Red Arrows will fly over Bury and to the north of Bolton.  They will head south again after leaving airspace over Greater Manchester. 

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The Arrows will go on to fly over Lancashire and then over Liverpool Airport. From here, they will fly out over the sea and then land at Blackpool Airport at around 4.29pm. 

On September 9, the Red Arrows will fly back over Greater Manchester as part of their Southport display. It is expected they will fly over Bolton at around 11.56am. 

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