'A History of RAF Display Teams' - The Red Arrows

Guy Bartlett

South East
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Paid: Zoom talks £75, Public appearances from £99
4th November 2023

Red Arrows pilots are amongst the most highly qualified and experienced within the Royal Air Force. During the display season the Red Arrows perform between 75-85 air displays and more than 100 fly-pasts. Each pilot is hand picked and only a very few will be given the privilege of representing the RAF both in the UK and abroad. Their Hawk aircraft are essentially the same as those used by the Advanced Flying Training students at Royal Air Force Valley, with the exception of smoke generators and a slightly uprated engine. Let me share some of their history with you.

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About Guy Bartlett

Who Am I?

I'm an aviation historian and UAV pilot. I am also an experienced public speaker whose presentations are guaranteed to add extra sparkle to your club meeting or event. I use archive film footage, technology, music, humour and a genuine enthusiasm for the topics to provide a fascinating insight into mainly aviation-related subjects.

What Do I Do?

I use my own equipment to provide detailed but easily accessible talks about some of the most iconic aircraft ever to have flown. The talks are suitable for all ages and sexes and last either 45 or 60 minutes dependant on your requirements. The cost is the same for either. I require a blank wall or screen to project onto. Wall always preferred as I can project bigger, more immersive, visuals. I live in Maidstone, Kent and will happily travel across the South East. I also offer virtual presentations via Zoom. These are fully facilitated by myself, all the participants need to do is click on the link sent to them, sit back, and enjoy the talk. 100% Covid-19 safe!

Who Are My Talks For?

My talks are designed to be of interest to everyone whether they have an interest in aircraft or not. There are delivered in an energetic manner and I am always willing to take questions at the end. I have given presentations to numerous audiences ranging from school children, parent groups, professionals, enthusiast and older persons groups. I do not use jargon. My enthusiasm for the subject is often commented upon, and I my inclusive style ensures all will learn something.

Groups Who I've Entertained

  • Women's Institute
  • Active Retirement Associations
  • U3A
  • Probus
  • Chatham Naval Officers Association
  • Adult Colleges
  • Local History Groups
  • Retirement Clubs
  • Church Groups
  • Rotary
  • Masonic Lodges
  • 41 Clubs
  • Residential Homes
  • Ladies Luncheon Fellowships

Why Choose Me?

Being a qualified teacher I am able to empathise with my audience and adjust my presentation on-the-fly to ensure it is relevant and of interest to all. My fees start from £75 for a Zoom talk. In person presentations are from £99 per talk (plus travel expenses at 50p a mile). If required I can provide various low-cost souvenirs as mementos of the event. These include key-rings, fridge magnets and pictures.

What's The GuyInTheSky Unique Guarantee?

The quality of my presentations is something which is often commented upon. I put a significant amount of time into both the research and also the delivery of my talks. For this reason I offer a guarantee which, I believe, is unique.

If your group does not find my presentation entertaining and enjoyable, then the cost of the talk, minus travel expenses, will be refunded completely.

What's the catch? There are no catches, it is as simple as that. How many other public speakers offer this assurance?

Your group, whether it comprises of mainly men or women, whether they are interested in aviation or not, will enjoy an amusing & informative talk.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed with GuyInTheSky.


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