The Red Arrows release in cockpit footage of Platinum Jubilee flypast

Red, white and flew! Incredible cockpit footage captures moment Red Arrows soared over Buckingham Palace for Platinum Jubilee flypast

  • The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team posted in-cockpit footage of their Platinum Jubilee Royal flypast 
  • The nine-ship formation flew down The Mall and over Buckingham Palace above thousands of well wishers
  • Some 71 RAF, Army and Royal Navy aircraft were involved in yesterday’s flypast 
  • Latest Platinum Jubilee news as the Queen celebrates 70 years of service

This is the amazing in cockpit footage of the RAF Red Arrows performing a flyover down The Mall as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

The nine ship formation is filmed from the back seat of one of the jets as the display team discharges red, white and blue smoke as the aircraft head towards Buckingham Palace. 

The Queen and members of the Royal Family stood on the balcony as some 71 military aircraft – including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – entertained crowds along the route. 

The Red Arrows released in cockpit footage showing their nine-ship formation over London during their Platinum Jubilee fly past 

Some 71 aircraft from the RAF, Royal Navy and Army were involved in yesterday’s fly past

The RAF Red Arrows blasted over the streets of London trailing red, white and blue smoke

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight sent a Lancaster bomber, centre, and Hurricanes and Spitfires to form part of the flypast

RAF Typhoons flew in formation marking out the number 70 as part of the Platinum celebrations 

The famous red, white and blue smoke discharged by the Red Arrows is made by shooting diesel with a special dye into the BAE Systems T1 Hawk aircraft’s engine. 

The Red Arrows – formally known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team have begun their 58th season. 

Yesterday’s fly past will be one of the only times this year the team will fly as a nine-ship formation. For most events this year they will have seven jets in the air. 

In total, the Red Arrows are due to display at 65 events this season across Britain, with visits to France, Denmark, Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. 

As well as the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight had a Lancaster bomber, three Spitfires and a pair of Hurricanes involved in the flypast. 

Army, Royal Navy and RAF helicopters including Chinooks, Apaches, Merlins and Wildcats also flew over the palace. 

Also 15 RAF Typhoons flew past in formation marking out the number 70.  

The Red Arrows, pictured, flew over Horse Guards Parade where Trooping of the Colour took place earlier in the day before returning to RAF Scampton

Not everyone on the Royal Balcony enjoyed the noise produced by low-flying military aircraft

Thousands of members of the public were able to enjoy the flypast as the Red Arrows lined up for Buckingham Palace 

The Red Arrows, pictured, are due to display at 65 air shows this season, with trips to France, Ireland, Denmark, Jersey and Guernsey

Even the RAF Voyager, centre, was involved in the flypast along with four F-35B Lightning jets

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