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Red Arrows flying over Moray today and Tuesday

By Alistair Whitfield

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The Red Arrows over Moray last July. Picture: Beth Taylor.
The Red Arrows over Moray last July. Picture: Beth Taylor.

The world's most famous aerial display team will be in the skies above Moray later today and tomorrow.

Current flight times should see the Red Arrows pass over RAF Lossiemouth at 2.30pm today and again at 3.14pm.

The scheduled times for Tuesday are 11.52am and 12.36pm.

It's being stated by the RAF that the timings, or even the route taken by the planes, could change due to weather or other commitments.

The Red Arrows were formed in 1965.

It's said that they received their nickname shortly afterwards following a display in France where a journalist described them as "Les Fleches Rouges".

During a display the pilots experience forces up to five times that of gravity.

When performing the aerobatic manoeuvre 'Vixen Break', that rises to seven times which is close to the structural limits of the aircraft.

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