First female Red Arrow joins the team
The first ever female Red Arrow has taken up her place in the 2010 team in the world-renowned Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. The new line-up was unveiled yesterday at RAF Scampton, and includes Flight Lieutenant Kirsty Moore (Red 3).
Flight Lieutenant Moore studied for her Masters in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London, before a flying scholarship granted by the Air League Educational Trust launched her flying career. She subsequently became a member of the University of London Air Squadron before joining the Royal Air Force in 1998.
Following her flying training, Flt Lt Moore spent three years as a Qualified Flying Instructor, teaching students how to fly the advanced fast-jet trainer aircraft at RAF Valley. Flt Lt Moore was then posted to XIII Squadron, based at RAF Marham, where she flew the Tornado GR4, serving on two operations in Iraq in support of British, American and Iraqi ground forces.
As well as the historic appointment of the first female Red Arrow, also joining the 2010 team are new Officer Commanding and Team Leader, Squadron Leader Ben Murphy (Red 1), and fellow newcomer Flight Lieutenant Ben Plank (Red 2).