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New Red Arrows 3D experience

The RAF's Red Arrows have launched a new 3D 'in-cockpit' film at London's Science Museum.

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The Red Arrows in Cyprus [Picture: Crown copyright]
The Red Arrows in Cyprus

Members of the Red Arrows are meeting visitors at the Science Museum today, 16 June, as they launch a new 50th display season film for the museum’s Red Arrows 3D motion simulation experience.

From tomorrow, 17 June, visitors will be able to experience the thrill of flying with the Red Arrows during the team’s latest aerobatic display, filmed in Cyprus earlier this year.

Viewed from the cockpit of one of the Red Arrows jets, Squadron Leader Mike Ling, ‘Red 10’, gives the audience a ‘full-on’ insight into what it’s like to fly with the iconic team.

Red Arrows 3D

‘Red Arrows 3D’ is one of the highlights of the Science Museum’s Fly Zone gallery, which includes ‘Fly 360°’ flight simulators, the new RAF Typhoon simulator and the Red Arrows kiddie pods.

Science Museum Commercial Director Sam Mason said:

We are delighted to welcome the Red Arrows team back to the Science Museum during its 50th season celebration.

The Red Arrows 3D experience has proved enormously popular since its launch 4 years ago and we hope the new film will continue to attract visitors of all ages who love flight and who want to experience the unique thrill of close formation aerobatics.

The Red Arrows practising their manoeuvres
The Red Arrows practising their manoeuvres [Picture: Crown copyright]

The Red Arrows 2014 season runs until the end of September, with the team expected to fly more than 80 displays across the UK and overseas.

Squadron Leader Jim Turner, Red Arrows team leader and ‘Red 1’, said:

The new film helps to capture what has underpinned the Red Arrows in each of the team’s 50 seasons; the spirit of British excellence and the Royal Air Force’s expertise and superb engineering.

Hopefully these qualities and the experience available at the Science Museum will inspire young people to consider a future career in the Royal Air Force.

‘Red Arrows 3D’ is suitable for ages 4+ but children under the age of 8 need to be accompanied by an adult. Charges apply. For more information visit the Science Museum’s website.

Published 16 June 2014