Where and when to watch the RAF Red Arrows Flypast today

A route map, start time and flight path of the Red Arrows has been released in preparation of the Queen's Jubilee flypast


The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be marked by a spectacular flypast over Buckingham Palace today, that will see Spitfires and Red Arrows soar through the skies over the capital.

Around 70 military aircraft will take to the skies, soaring over several UK counties before reaching Buckingham Palace, where they will be greeted by members of the Royal Family on the palace balcony.

The flypast will take place today at 1pm at Buckingham Palace, to celebrate the monarch's 70th year on the throne.

Website, Military Airshows, have provided a detailed account of timings of the flypast, as it is set to pass nine areas around the capital.

Timings are subject to change, depending on weather conditions, and in accordance with the large number of aircraft that will be flying today.

The Red Arrows will fly over the Palace at 1pm
The Red Arrows will fly over the Palace at 1pm

The military aircraft will congregate around The Wash, a bay in East Anglia from 11:45am, where they will conduct a circuit over the North Sea before heading to the north-west point of East Anglia, proceeding south at around 12:15pm.

Aircraft will fly over Swaffham and Thetford in Norfolk, before heading over Ipswich and then Colchester in Essex.

Crowds in the capital can expect the front of the procession to appear across the skies between 12:40pm to 1:15pm.

The royals will be on the palace balcony for the flypast
The royals will be on the palace balcony for the flypast

Spectators present on The Mall will likely witness the aircraft appearing over Buckingham Palace at around 1pm after their route passes Stratford and Shoreditch.

Following the flypast their formation will disperse and fly over south London, with residents informed to expect aircraft at 1:30pm.

Residents in the very north of London, north of Finchley and Wood Green, will not witness any aircrafts flyover their homes if the flight path is accurate.

Following the flypast at Buckingham Palace, the military aircraft will soar over the West of Surrey and Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Buckinghamshire at approximately 1:30pm.

Royal fans can expect to witness the famous Red Arrows, alongside historic planes that participated in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Aircraft present in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight include an Avro Lancaster Bomber, six Spitfires, two Hurricanes, one C47 Dakota, and two Chipmunk aircraft, usually used for training.