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.
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)
Article last updated on July 20th, 2021 at 09:06 am