I see due to an injury to one of the Synchro pair in Greece the Reds wont be displaying at any displays until the 17th of June 2010 so that means Salthill and Punchestown won't have the headliners which is a pity.
Read it below.
Red Arrows confirm nine-ship formation for 2010 display season
Posted by Flightline UK on April 14, 2010 under Display Team News and Dates, Royal Air Force
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – the Red Arrows – today announces details of its revised 2010 display season, confirming the Team will fly as a nine-ship formation, but with a slightly delayed start to the season, following the incident that took place during pre-season training at HAF Kastelli in Crete on 23 March 2010.
Flight Lieutenant Mike Ling, Red 6 Synchro Leader, who successfully ejected from his aircraft, sustained injuries that mean he will be unable to fly with the Team for the 2010 display season. Flight Lieutenant Ling, in his third and final year with the Team, is in the UK undergoing treatment for his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery and will play an active role on the ground during the 2010 display season, before he returns to operational flying in due course.
To enable the Team to enthral millions of people in the UK and around the world with its iconic nine aircraft display, former 2008 Synchro Leader, Flight Lieutenant Paul O’Grady (33), will return to fly in the position of Red 6 for the 2010 display season.
Flight Lieutenant O’Grady began his work-up as Synchro Leader on Monday 12 April at RAF Scampton. On Wednesday 14 April, he will be joined by Synchro 2, Red 7 Flight Lieutenant David Montenegro. Flight Lieutenant Montenegro was also involved in the Crete incident but managed to land his aircraft safely, sustaining no injuries.
The remainder of the Team has arrived at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus and recommenced pre-season training. They will be joined in Cyprus by the new Synchro Pair on 27 April. The Team will then train as a nine-ship formation again, as they begin to perfect the 2010 display sequence.
The entire Team will continue training together at RAF Akrotiri until mid-May, when it is proposed that they will return to RAF Scampton to continue training for around a further month.
Due to this extended period of training, it is anticipated that the Red Arrows will not be ready to gain their Public Display Authorisation (PDA) licence, allowing the Team to display at public events, before Wednesday 16 June 2010.
The delayed PDA date means that the Royal Air Force has had to take the decision to withdraw the Red Arrows from 10 planned displays at the following events scheduled for the beginning of the display season:
Southend – 30 and 31 May
Santa Pod – 31 May
Perth – 6 June
Salthill, Ireland – 7 Jun
Punchestown, Ireland – 7 Jun
Ramsey, Isle of Man – 8 Jun
Douglas, Isle of Man – 8 Jun
Worthing – 12 Jun
Cosford – 13 Jun
Read all about it on the site here.