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Interview With Red Arrows Squadron Leader Dominic Riley

  • by: Danny Brooks
  • On: 21, Sep 2018
1 min read

VHR reveals the career successes of Red Arrows Squadron Leader Dominic Riley ahead of his headline speaker role at VHR’s latest event, Inside the Red Arrows.

What It Takes To Become An Airline Captain and RAF Pilot

As an experienced Airline Captain with a demonstrated history of working in the Airlines/Aviation industry, Dominic’s vast array of skills cover Military Aviation, Airports, Commercial Aviation, Piloting and Aviation Security.

Currently an Airline Captain for leading global airline Virgin Atlantic Airways, Dominic began his Aviation career in the Royal Air Force (RAF). As an Air Defence Fighter Pilot, Dominic spent over two decades touring Northern Germany on the 92(F) Squadron (2 ATAF), Northern UK on the 43(F) Squadron (SACLANT) and Southern England on the 74(F) Squadron (SACEUR).

Leading the Red Arrows

Dominic is a qualified weapons instructor, instrument rating examiner and air combat instructor. His time in the Royal Air Force includes three years flying in the Red Arrows across Red 3, 1988 and Red 5, and performing as Squadron Leader and Deputy Leader.

Dominic’s impressive career includes:

  • 9 years of flying the F4 Phantom fighter
  • 3 years as a Weapons Instructor on the Hawk aircraft
  • Deputy Leader and Squadron Leader of the Red Arrows for 3 years
  • Airline Captain flying the Airbus A320, A321, A330 and A340

Red Arrows Event: Inside the Red Arrows

VHR are delighted to announce our latest event – Inside the Red Arrows with Former Deputy Leader Dominic Riley – and welcome business leaders across industries to register to attend.

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force, Former Deputy Leader of the Red Arrows Dominic Riley will reveal the life-changing challenges, nail-biting moments and leadership practices that build the best fighter pilots and successful teams across industries.

VHR are proud to celebrate amazing people doing amazing things, and this year’s Inside the Red Arrows event promises to be our most exciting yet.

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