CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

Look to the skies, as the Red Arrows will fly over London on Saturday (15th Aug 2020) in the late-afternoon.

The route is also an unusual one, coming in from the South-West, over Richmond, then Chelsea, and likely to then heading over towards North-East London towards their next turn point near Chelmsford in Essex.

The flypast over Richmond is due at 5:28pm, Chelsea at 5:30pm, and seconds later, over central London.

The Chelsea flypast coordinates look to be centred on the Royal Hospital, aka, the Chelsea Pensioners, so the flypast by red aircraft will be watched by the men and ladies in red on the ground.

Although the reason is not specified, the flypast is almost certainly part of the commemoration events for Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) which took place on 15th August 1945 — 75 years ago.

The full NOTAM is below – the times are in GMT, so add an hour for British Summer Time.

EGTT/QWVLW/IV/M/W/000/030/5204N00136W089

FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING:
512346N0032018W CARDIFF AD 1600
511735N0032518W OVERSEAS 1602
511628N0030051W VCY OF BERROW 1604
510828N0023040W EVERCREECH 1608
512428N0020815W N OF MELKSHAM 1611
513250N0021117W NW OF HULLAVINGTON 1613
513613N0015437W NW OF PURTON 1615
512139N0014734W WEST STOWELL 1617
512350N0012237W W OF NEWBURY 1620
511645N0011743W N OF OVERTON 1621
512252N0005356W ARBORFIELD GARRISON 1624
512300N0002822W VCY OF WEYBRIDGE 1627
512636N0001719W RICHMOND 1628
512915N0000930W CHELSEA 1630
514355N0003610E NE OF DANBURY 1635
520848N0003752E HAWKEDDN 1639
515937N0000009W SW OF BARKWAY 1643
520221N0000938W ASHWELL 1644
520515N0001905W SHUTTLEWORTH 1646
523025N0002100W NW OF FOLKSWORTH 1650
523250N0001213W S OF PETERBOROUGH 1651
525405N0001312W DONINGTON 1654
525916N0001737W HECKINGTON 1655
530537N0002300W ROWSTON 1657
531828N0003303W SCAMPTON AD 1659

FORMATION PLANS TO TRANSIT AT 250-2000FT AGL. TIMINGS, HGT AND ROUTE ARE APRX AND MAY CHANGE DUE TO WX OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

2020-08-0255/AS1

LOWER: Surface
UPPER: 3,000 Feet AMSL
FROM: 15 Aug 2020 15:50 GMT (16:50 BST)
TO: 15 Aug 2020 17:10 GMT (18:10 BST)

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3 comments on “Red Arrows flying over London for VJ Day on Saturday
  1. E says:

    The London part is centred on the three Chelsea Pensioners who hold the Burma Star.

  2. Melvyn says:

    The flypast over London was cancelled due to bad weather .. Hopefully they can rearrange it !

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