Jets from the Red Arrows had taken off from their base at RAF Scampton earlier in the week for the 2,658-nautical mile journey across the North Atlantic.
It signalled the start of the Red Arrows’ biggest-ever tour of Canada and the United States of America.
More than 25 cities will be visited during 11 weeks, with a combination of displays, flypasts and ground events helping to support a range of UK interests across business, trade, defence, education and other sectors, say the RAF in a release.
Wing Commander Andrew Keith, Officer Commanding, Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, said:
“The aim of this North American tour is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds through a world-class display of the best of British.
Everyone in the Red Arrows team, whether air or ground crew, together with those joining us from other parts of the RAF in support of the tour, are very excited and privileged to be representing the UK in front of millions of people across Canada and the United States.”
The Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was the intended destination of the crossing and first major location of the tour.