Ever wondered what it’s like to fly over Niagara Falls at 1,000 km/h? Well, now you can.
Britain’s famous Royal Air Force display team, the Red Arrows, soared over the waterfall in standard diamond formation Wednesday morning.
Footage, taken by Cpl. Paul Scottney from the cockpit of Flt Lt Toby Keeley’s jet, shows the aircraft whizzing across the skies of southern Ontario.
As they cross Niagara Falls, the pilot looks down to the left to show both the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls before looking up again where you can see his fellow fighter jets in close proximity.
The jets are taking part in a six-city tour of Canada and this display was a 50-minute trip from Washington, D.C., before they appear at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on Wednesday night, alongside Canada’s own Snowbirds.
The Arrows are in the midst of an 11-week deployment, which still includes stops in Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It's the first time the flight team has been in Canada and the U.S. since 2009.
The Red Arrows formed 54 years ago in Gloucestershire, England, to showcase the United Kingdom in trade, business and defence interests. The flight team comprises of 11 pilots, with nine performing in each display. They fly Hawk T1 jets. Each show requires more than 100 personnel and technicians.
Since forming, the team has performed nearly 5,000 displays in 57 countries.