The Red Arrows

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It’s now over 50 years since the Red Arrows first took to the skies and transfixed the world with their jaw-dropping displays of daredevil precision and aerial aerobatics.

The Red Arrows represent the very best speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, and the pilots behind the planes are rigorously selected for their nerves of steel, lightning reflexes, and millisecond-perfect timing. Each one has years of distinguished service in the Royal Air Force under their belts, and plenty of stories to tell.

Written by the head of the Red Arrows, Wing Commander David Montenegro – himself a former Red 1 and Red Arrows team leader – and full of never-before-shared tales from pilots, past and present, this thrilling history celebrates the courage, daring and incredible skill of the Red Arrows and its pilots over the last 50 years.

A lifetime’s ambition . . . It was such an incredible day: a day that anyone would dream of doing. Looking back on it, I still can’t believe I’ve been in a fighter jet.’ LEWIS HAMILTON, on flying with the Red Arrows

So tight, crisp and professional‘ Astronaut CHRIS HADFIELD, on The Red Arrows

© David Montenegro 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

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