The Virtual Red Arrows are a dedicated team of aviation enthusiasts.

We have a devoted passion for flight simulators and aerobatics. The team was founded in 2005 and performed the first 9 ship formation display LIVE at the Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams in December 2009. Our shows are tailored as closely as possible to the RAF Red Arrows show routines in respect to their dedication and unrivaled skills. We are expanding our own abilities and knowledge this year. The Virtual Red Arrows (VRA) continue to train hard for this season's live shows which will bring never before seen maneuvers to the virtual aerobatic stage.

Thrustmaster June 2015 Competition

The competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered the VRA June/July competition, we had over 100 entries across Facebook and Twitter combined.

Following a random number selection, we would like to congratulate Scott Newnham who has won a Thrustmaster Warthog Flight Stick. Well done Scott, the stick will be winging its way to you as soon as possible.

More competitions coming soon so stay tuned!

Thrustmaster Prize Giveaway
for Western Europe
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WIN a Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Stick (£130.00 - £229.99)


Please note the HOTAS Warthog Dual Throttle unit is not included but can be purchased separately. If you are looking to invest in one of the best combat flight systems on the market then winning this giveaway will get you half way there!
To enter, follow the Facebook and/or Twitter rules.

677166248For Facebook, follow these three simple steps:

1) "Like" the competition post on our Facebook page - click to visit our page;
2) "Share" this post (on your wall or to a friend's wall).
3) You MUST have "Liked" our Facebook page.
All 3 steps must be completed to be entered into the draw.

twitter-iconFor Twitter, follow these two simple steps:

1) Follow us at http://twitter.com/vredarrows (@vredarrows)
2) "Tweet" or "Retweet" this message;
WIN a Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Stick #avgeek #flightsim #VRA. Details: http://bit.ly/vra-comp
Both steps must be completed to be entered into the draw.



Terms and Conditions for entry into the competition:
- Facebook 3 steps must be completed or/and;
- Twitter 2 steps must be completed.
- Entrants can enter via Facebook and Twitter giving them twice the chance to win.
- Competition ends at midnight (GMT), 3rd July, 2015 - entrants will be picked at random.
- The winner will be announced on 10th July, 2015 via our Facebook status update and Twitter status.

- Winner must reside in Western Europe and products will only be delivered to a Western Europe Address.
- For the avoidance of doubt, Western Europe is defined as countries herewith; Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.
- Thrustmaster products will be shipped directly from Guillemot Corporation S.A.

An exciting renewed partnership


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The VRA would like to announce a renewed partnership with our sponsor Thrustmaster.

vra_crest_sFor nearly 20 years, Thrustmaster has developed solutions to satisfy and entertain every type of gamer by creating products for highly precise gaming experiences such as racing wheels and joysticks along with fun accessories for gaming consoles whilst targeting essential needs such as storage and charging. Thrustmaster has always put an emphasis on developing products to increase the levels of realism and immersion to gaming environments.

The VRA train using the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog Flight Systems which enables precision flying and ultimate control. As a team we highly recommend this equipment to any flight simulator fan.

This partnership is great news for us and great news for you as we will be running equipment competitions to give you a chance of winning one of these amazing combat systems - stay tuned! All Thrustmaster flight equipment can be used across many flight simulator platforms including (but not limited to) DCS World, War Thunder, IL2, X-Plane and FSX.

For more information about the HOTAS Warthog visit this link:
http://www.thrustmaster.com/en_UK/products/hotas-warthog

Thrustmaster also offer an array of quality flight simulator products below which are fully endorsed by the Virtual Red Arrows:

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Full list of products can be found on the Thrustmaster website here:
http://www.thrustmaster.com/products

We look forward to continuing our solid relationship whilst demonstrating the capabilities of Thrustmaster equipment in DCS World this year. The VRA will be flying our advanced show routine LIVE for you throughout 2015/2016 and we will be announcing dates shortly.

The Virtual Red Arrows would like to take this opportunity to thank the support of our incredible fan base. Although we are crazy enough to train up to 6 hours per week, we do this to entertain all of you so thank you for being crazy enough to watch us!

Welcome Frank and Daniel

The VRA would like to take this opportunity to welcome both Frank (Netherlands) and Daniel (United Kingdom) officially as team recruits.

Both pilots have been working with us since December 2014 and have shown a huge amount of progress during this time. They are both now flying the full show with formation changes and we hope to see their progress escalate further in the coming months. Well done and thank you for your dedication and hard work.

Viper

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March 2015 DCS Training

Red6 and Red7 (the Synchro pair) have begun work on integrating the second part of our show into the routine. This consists of the team splitting into two groups- Known as Enid, (Reds1 to 5) and Gypo(Reds6 to 9.) Gypo generally has the more experienced 4 pilots of the team and they perform the more dynamic head on passes and splits. Work will now continue on perfecting the various elements that make up part two of our show.

During the last few months Enid (Reds 1 to 5) have been introducing some of the new applicants to ever more complex routines. During these flights and subsequent debriefs the pilots are evaluated. Work continues on this and pilot selection for the 2015/16 season..

Here are a few Screenshots of Reds6 and 7s Practice..

Merry Christmas

Well, that's us concluded the first part of our winter training which consists of small formations of up to 7 aircraft. During this time we have our recruit tryouts in the first sortie of the training session. During the second sortie the active pilots have been slowly putting together the different elements of the display routine. The recruit applicants sit in on these sorties to gain experience on the procedures used in the routine.

We'll be taking a small break over the festivities so we'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year.

The Pilots
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Training Update

We reached another milestone this week when Red8 and Red9 joined Enid, Reds1 to 5, to make our first 7ship practice sortie for the 2015 Season. We were able to do some spacing checks in various formations then run through part 1 of our 2015 Display Routine...

Enid have been busy in the weeks leading up to this by slowly adding more aircraft to the formation and increasing the complexity of the routine. Once this initial phase is over Enid then begin flying through the display route, slowly adding in the smoke and formation calls, when Enid reach this stage parts of the second element, known as Gypo, can join the group.

Here for your viewing are a couple of screenshots of the flight,

Enjoy..

Status update

vra_crest_sDear fans and aviation gurus,

We hope you enjoyed VFAT this year and we'd like to congratulate all the participating teams. We would like to take this opportunity to make an announcement to prevent any confusion. The VRA were unable to display at VFAT this year. As of 3 months ago we decided to cut all ties with VEAO and the DCS Hawk development project. Due to a termination of service contract we are unable to discuss this further. However we want to make clear that we are not affiliated in anyway with VEAO or related teams. This was necessary in order for us to continue doing what we love. Our fans are what drive us to strive for that perfect show and we always enjoy reading your feedback and words of support.

In moving forward we are continuing to train and hope to share exciting news and teaser screenshots with you in the coming weeks. Remember we are recruiting new pilots for our 2015 season so if you think you have what it takes, please get in touch.

How to join the Phantom

This is a tutorial to walk you through connecting up to our Phantom training robot. The robot itself (phantom) flies part of our show routine, through multiple barrel rolls, loops and splits ... read more

Video Gallery

The Virtual Red Arrows have come a long way since our founding years back in 2005. Check out the video gallery for the latest team videos and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. All enquiries and display requests can be directed to the team's PR Manager "Chris Ellis" and lead pilot "Petter Hovland" ... read more