British RAF Red Arrows North American Tour

I was sad to miss this year’s Abbotsford Air Show, but did manage to see the enhanced fly over by the British RAF Red Arrows team. They have been on a North American Tour this summer and yesterday did a fly by in Victoria and here in Vancouver. Great to seem, my first time seeing this team in action.

I only had my 500mm f/5.6 PF Nikkor so getting some wider shots was just not possible.  Still, it was fun to watch the team perform and I managed to get a few nice shots from the all too short event.  I hope the Red Arrows team can make it to the Abbotsford Air Show one year, they would be a great additon.

Nice formation flying.

RAF Red Arrows Fly By in Vancouver, BC as part of North American Tour

Coming right at us with trailing red and blue smoke.

Red Arrows Red and Blue Smoke Coming Head On - Vancouver, BC

Close up of the BAE Hawk T1 aircraft with modified tail. Used to inject diesel and dye to create the coloured smoke trails.
RAF Red Arrows : Close up with tail injector

Laying down smoke
RAF Red Arrows : White and Blue Smoke Side View 2 - #redarrows #redarrowstour


Red Arrows Red and Blue Smoke Bottom View

A few extra shots.