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Red Arrows suffer 'greenhouse' conditions on US tour

It seems the heat and humidity are proving a challenge for the world famous Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows as they continue their North American tour.

Red Arrows at Niagara FAlls
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Members of the team are halfway through their 11-week deployment and have performed displays and fly-pasts over several iconic landmarks, including Niagara Falls (pictured) and the Statue of Liberty.

Red 3, Sqn Ldr Mike Bowden, says: "The heat has a massive effect on the performance of the aeroplane...Taking off to the way the aircraft feels when we're doing manoeuvres.

"Even on the ground, when you're pulling over the canopy, it's like a greenhouse," he said.

The team is currently in Texas, with displays also due to take place in Seattle, Vancouver and Los Angeles to follow in the coming weeks.

Watch: Red Arrows display team soar above Niagara Falls

The Royal Air Force display team flew over Niagara Falls as part of a tour of North America.

The 11-week, coast-to-coast itinerary has seen the team fly over other famous landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty in New York.

It also takes in venues from Boston to Seattle and San Diego to Houston:

Red Arrows preparing for Ottawa fly-past

Members of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the famous Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows, are preparing to fly over Ottawa today.

This summer is the team's 55th display season and it is currently touring North America and Canada.

The team shared this photo from Parliament Hill:

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