The Red Arrows by David Montenegro

Published June 29, 2022

The Red Arrows by David Montenegro

Book info

  • Title The Red Arrows
  • Author David Montenegro
  • Year 2022
  • Genre Non-fiction

The Red Arrows represent the very best speed, agility and precision aerobatic flying in the Royal Air Force, and the people who wear those iconic red flight suits are rigorously selected not just for their flying skills, lightning-fast reflexes and nerves of steel, but for their mental resilience, courage and humility. Written by the Officer Commanding and former Red 1 Team Leader, Wing Commander David Montenegro, and full of never-before-shared tales from pilots past and present, this thrilling history is both a faithful record and a fascinating account of not only what it takes, but what it means, to be a Red Arrow.


I pre-ordered this book the moment it was announced at some point last year and was surprised to find it being promoted across the socials with no sign of it appearing in my library. Turns out the pre-order never came to fruition, so I had to cancel and buy the book in the store. Very odd. Anyway, that takes nothing away from the book, which is a great history, balancing facts and personal anecdotes and looking at all aspects of life within the RAF’s premier aerobatics team.

Rating: 5 / 5

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