The Red Arrows: Flypasts only for Dartmouth Regatta

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The Red Arrows will not be conducting a full display at Dartmouth Regatta tomorrow.

There will be two flypasts (weather permitting)

A spokesperson for the Red Arrows explained the decision:
“The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is undertaking a comprehensive review of civilian air displays in the UK.

“As part of this, in the last 48 hours, the CAA has amended the display permissions for the Dartmouth Royal Regatta. This affects all participants including the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows – scheduled to perform at the event tomorrow (Friday, August 28) at 1815.

“It has been assessed that the required changes to display heights and positioning would have reduced the visual quality of the display for the public to an unacceptable level and therefore, with regret, the Red Arrows’ will not be conducting a full display at Dartmouth this year.

“The Red Arrows recognise many people will have made plans and are looking forward to seeing the team perform. Not wanting to disappoint the public, the team will, instead, conduct two flypasts – not involving aerobatics – at the Dartmouth Royal Regatta, weather-permitting.

“The decision does not affect the planned display at Clacton Airshow, scheduled for 1245 tomorrow (August 28).

“All aspects of flying by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – wherever the Red Arrows are operating – is carried out subject to rigorous and well-established aviation safety rules,”

There is still lots going on, please see Dartmouth Royal Regatta’s Daily Program for events

For more information about the Dartmouth Royal Regatta, go to: http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk/

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