Red Arrows
Tuesday 25 October 2016 -
19:00 to 21:00

The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and the public face of the Royal Air Force, discuss leadership, adventure, cutting-edge technology and aeronautics in their exclusive Smart Talk. 

Flying British-built fast-jets, the Red Arrows are renowned as one of the world’s best and most recognisable display teams, representing the UK at home and overseas. The Red Arrows have completed more than 4,800 displays since they were first established in 1964. This is the first time the team has visited China and their performance at the Airshow China in Zhuhai will bring the number of countries in which they have displayed to 57.

Five members of the 130 person team, Squadron Leader David Montenegro, Flight Lieutenant Steve Morris, Flight Lieutenant Tom Bould, Engineer Morgan Leonard, and Logistician Laura Carr, discussed the story behind the Red Arrows - from their day to day work to what it takes to join, and the highs and lows they face along the way. Weaving in personal stories around leadership, adventure and teamwork, their Smart Talk shed light on their educational background in the UK and the cutting-edge British technology that supports the team’s displays. 

Their engaging presentation was attended by more than 400 STEM students, trainee pilots, and technology enthusiasts and professionals, in addition to being live streamed and viewed on NetEase by over 270,000 people.