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.

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
Virtual Red Arrows

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,


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.

VFAT 2013 Full Replay


VFAT 2013 Arrival Flight Screenshots

Thank you to everyone who supported us by watching live on Sunday 17th November.
If you missed the flight you can still catch a replay by clicking here.

Here are some stills taken of the flight:

VFAT 2013 Arrival Flight (Live)

vra_crest_sThe VRA will be flying our live arrival flight on Sunday 17th November at 19:00 GMT.
The purpose of this flight is to test our connection with the Virtual Airshows streaming server in preparation for our full live display in early December. The test flight allows us to check various technical aspects such as streaming quality and audio levels. This will be a short live flight with all 9 pilots and the team cameraman.

Pending a successful test, the flight will briefly show you what to expect of the VRA at VFAT 2013 this year, we welcome viewers and hope you enjoy the short routine.

There are a few other arrival test flights being conducted following the VRA so be sure to stick around on the streaming channel to see what other teams have been working on this season.

Tune in at 19:00 GMT on the 17th by clicking here.

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