Red, white and blue smoke is a regular part of any Red Arrows performance.
A British invasion and a Jumbo Jet anniversary tribute are both generating buzz around this year's North American air show season.
For the first time in more than a decade, the UK's legendary Royal Air Force fighter jet performance team, the Red Arrows, are touring the USA and Canada.
Red Arrow pilots -- among the most talented and experienced pilots in the British military -- will be flying their classic BAe Hawk T1 trainers first to Ottawa, Ontario, and then to seven additional air shows this summer and fall.
Known as "The Reds" -- the team last visited the US briefly in 2008. The most recent big tour was way back in 1993.
"It's been a long time for the team," said Red Arrows Sqn. Ldr. Adam Collins, who supervises the Reds. "We're really looking forward to coming back and demonstrating the best of British."