Look to the skies, for the red, white and blue of the Red Arrows will be gracing the skies of east London on Saturday (21st July 2018).

They will be flying a route that takes in east London — Romford, Leyton, and Hackney — they heading north toward Waltham Abbey via Walthamstow, before looping back to go over Chipping Ongar.

The flypast is due to the Women’s Hockey World Cup which is taking place at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (north end of the Olympic Park), and will take place at 1:50pm.

As they need to fly there and back, they fly over a number of other sites and they will approach from the East over Romford at 1:46pm, then the “Leyton Flypast” at 1:50pm.

Heading northwards over Hackney and probably up the Lee Valley/Walthamstow area towards Waltham Abbey for 1:51pm (just one minute commute), then heading over towards Chipping Ongar a couple of minutes later.

If you’re catching the steam train from the Epping Ongar Railway, you’re in for a treat.

So look to the skies over east London just before 2pm for a treat.

The official NOTAMS alert (note, times are in GMT) reads:

FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING:
511633N 0004631W FARNBOROUGH (EGLF)       1230
511037N 0004055W MILFORD                  1232
511730N 0000731E W OF SEVENOAKS           1237
510537N 0001246E SW ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS 1239
510809N 0002729E HORSMONDEN               1241
512652N 0002312E OVERSEAS                 1244
513433N 0002211E W OF BASILDON            1245
513412N 0001027E ROMFORD                  1246
513311N 0000100W LEYTON FLYPAST           1250
513259N 0000315W HACKNEY                  1250
514103N 0000040W WALTHAM ABBEY            1251
514239N 0001314E CHIPPING ONGAR           1253
511904N 0002351E RYARSH                   1257
511556N 0000843W MERSTHAM                 1300
511852N 0001717W EPSOM                    1301
511753N 0003115W S OF WOKING              1303
511633N 0004635W FARNBOROUGH              1315
FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 250-2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE
ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS.
2018-07-0833/AS2
LOWER: Surface, UPPER: 3,000 Feet AMSL
FROM: 21 Jul 2018 12:20 GMT (13:20 BST) TO: 21 Jul 2018 13:25 GMT (14:25 BST)
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4 comments on “Red Arrows flying over East London on Saturday
  1. Chris Rogers says:

    Times in GMT/Zulu of course on the NOTAM

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