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Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend

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Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend

Address/Location

Marine Parade
Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset
BS23 1BE

Contact

Tel: 01934 427203


This superb FREE event takes place on Weston Seafront from 10am-6pm each day.

Flight times and further information on the 2016 event will be announced at a later date. Please continue to check the website for details.

Red Arrows confirmed for Weston Air Festival

The world-renowned Red Arrows will be thrilling the crowds again at this year’s Weston Air Festival.

They will be performing on the Saturday of the two-day festival which takes place over the weekend of 18 and 19 June.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will be heading to Weston-super-Mare for the fourth year running to perform their spectacular precision flying display, complete with trademark formations, close passes and dynamic loops and rolls.

Joining the Red Arrows this year for its first appearance at Weston is the RAF Eurofighter Typhoon, a twin-engine fighter plane.

The air show will incorporate the town’s Armed Forces celebrations with military exhibitions and displays. Following the flag raising ceremony, there will be marching displays and performances from military bands.

In addition to a full weekend of air displays, there will be fun fair rides, trade stands and activities such as mini tanks, a zip-wire and giant inflatables.

Flights confirmed so far are:

RAF Red Arrows – Saturday

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon – Saturday

Westland Wasp classic helicopter – Saturday

De Havilland Sea Vixen – Sunday

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster) – Saturday and Sunday

P51 North American Mustang WW2 fighter – Saturday and Sunday

Antonov AN2 (world’s largest bi-plane) – Saturday and Sunday

Sally B B17 Flying Fortress – Saturday and Sunday

PBY Catalina Amphibian Sea Plane – Saturday and Sunday

The Belgian Ballerinas (three vintage stamp bi-planes) – Saturday and Sunday

Team Raven formation display – Saturday and Sunday

Calidus Autogyro – Saturday and Sunday

BAC Strikemaster Classic Jet Warbird – Saturday and Sunday

Piston Provost 1960s RAF trainer – Saturday and Sunday

Extra 360 high energy aerobatics – Saturday and Sunday

Breitling Wing Walking Team – Saturday and Sunday

Yak 50 Russian aerobatic aircraft – Saturday and Sunday

Lauren Richardson in the Girl Power Pitts special – Saturday and Sunday

RF4 Motor Glider ‘Sky Painter’ – Saturday and Sunday

Norwegian Vampire Pair – Saturday and SundayNorwegian Mig 15 – Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to a full weekend of air displays, there will be fun fair rides, trade stands and activities such as mini tanks, a zip-wire and giant inflatables.

Once again North Somerset Council is pleased to be working with Heart Radio in the promotion of the event. Keep up to date with all the festival news on www.westonairfestival.com and on Twitter @WestonSeafront.

Cllr Felicity Baker, North Somerset Council’s executive member for tourism, said: “It gives me enormous pleasure to confirm that the Red Arrows and Typhoon will be performing at the Weston Air Festival this year.

“The festival is now firmly established in the air show calendar and is the latest addition to what promises to be a packed summer of events on Weston’s seafront.”

 

 

Opening Times

2016 Main Event (18 Jun 2016 - 19 Jun 2016)

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