Royal Air Force's Red Arrows Stop in Fort Worth

The Royal Air Force's precision flight team the Red Arrows arrived at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth Tuesday.

The flight team is in Fort Worth for a series of ground events from Sept. 9 through the 16, not to perform in the skies.

Martin Pert, pilot of Red 1, said on Twitter that they'd be doing some flying to Houston on Wednesday and that there was "plenty of ground engegement" in Fort Worth instead of public displays.

An itinerary of their ground events has not been made public, but part of the scope of the Red Arrows' mission is to enhance trade and investment between the UK and US.

The stop in North Texas is part of the Red Arrows' 2019 North American Tour. Along the way the flight team will take part in air shows, flypasts or ground displays. The ground engagements include "business receptions to sessions highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects to young people."

The North American visit is the largest ever for the UK flight team. They departed their home base of RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, UK, before heading to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The team's tour of North America will end Oct. 8 after a stop in Rapid City.

Online: RAF Red Arrows North American Tour 2019

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