The Red Arrows 2016

The 2016 British Grand Prix Red Arrows Show

For me, one of the highlights of the British Grand Prix each year is the performance by the RAF’s aerial display team, which normally happens just before the race. The 2016 British Grand Prix Red Arrows show was as spectacular as normal, and I have almost stopped taking photos of the display as the show is so impressive that taking the time to look through a camera viewfinder detracts from enjoying the show itself.

The Red Arrows performed as normal for about twenty minutes over the circuit, and in addition to some of the more familiar moves and the red, white and blue smoke, there were some new moves this year, including a tribute to Tim Peake, the British astronaut recently returned from the International Space Station.

Here are a few photos of the Red Arrows from Silverstone which is of course a former Royal Air Force base, although it has to be said that photos of the show really do not do justice to the close flying and impressive aerobatics.

I have also posted some photos from the other air displays of the weekend, the RAF Falcons on Friday and the Eurofighter Typhoon on Saturday, as well as the Formula One, GP2, and GP3 races.