Red Arrows arrives in Karachi

KARACHI, Oct 4 (APP): World renowned flying aerobatics team of the United Kingdom (UK), Red Arrows, comprising 12 Hawk aircraft, arrived here on Tuesday.

They were received on their arrival by Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), said a PAF press release issued here.

UK’s Deputy Head of Mission in Pakistan, Steve Crossman, was also present at the occasion.

Red Arrows team led by Squadron Leader David performed aerobatics over Karachi and attracted large number of spectators.

Wing Commander Martin Higgins, Squadron Commander of Red Arrows is also accompanying the team.

Red Arrows departed from Lincolnshire, UK on September 29 and would be making eleven stops while covering almost eight thousand miles of distance to reach their final destination at Zhuhai, China.

The team would participate in the forthcoming Zhuhai International Air Show-2016 from November 01-06, 2016.

Red Arrows was established in 1964, and since then this Royal Air Force Aerobatics team, have performed more than 4000 times across the globe.