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Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces 2017


Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1BE
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Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces 2017


Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Day is back for 2017 from Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June, with a vast array of free aerial displays, fun fair rides, military displays, an armed forces village, veterans parade and drumhead service, trade stands and activities to suit all ages.

Flight Schedule:

Please note that all aircraft bookings are subject to availability and weather conditions. No responsibility can be taken for any cancellations to our flying programme.

The Red Arrows, BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire and the RAF Typhoon display will take to the skies over Weston Bay on both days of the air festival.

Saturday 17 June 11:30am to 12:15pm:

The Veterans parade will assemble on the seafront, near the Grand Pier, at 11.30am on Saturday, June 17. At noon it will parade along the promenade into the arena and at 12.15pm an Armed Forces Day flag will be raised.

Saturday 17 June 1:00pm to 2:30pm:

BAC Strikemaster Classic Jet Warbird and Muscle Pitts Bi-Plane, Calidus Gyrocopter, Trig Aerobatic Team, Whirlwind 10 (Search and rescue demonstration) Mig 15, T67 Firefly and Catalina Flying Boat.

Saturday 17 June 3:30pm to 5:30pm: RAF Typhoon, Schweizer 300 ‘Otto’, Girl Power Pitts Special, Gazelle Squadron, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Team Raven Display Team, P51D Mustang, Extra 330SC and RAF Red Arrows.

Sunday 18 June 1:00pm to 3:30pm:

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Extra 330SC, RAF Red Arrows, BAC Strikemaster Classic Jet Warbird, Muscle Pitts Bi-Plane Team ,Raven Display Team, Whirlwind 10 (Search and rescue demonstration), Mig 15 and P-51D Mustang and Catalina Flying Boat.

Sunday 18 June 3:50pm to 5:30pm:

The Blades Aerobatic Display Team, Breitling Wingwalker, Schweizer 300 ‘Otto’, Girl Power Pitts Special, Gazelle Squadron, TRIG Aerobatic Team, Calidus Gyrocopter and RAF Typhoon.

The Armed Forces Weekend is formed around four major components; a veterans’ parade, an armed forces village, arena displays and a drumhead service. This will take place on the Beach Lawns.


11:30 Parade assembles on Seafront near Weston Grand Pier

12:00 hours  Band and parade will march along Promenade from Grand Pier into the arena

12:15  Formal opening and Flag Raising Ceremony

Charity Presentations

Gurkha Welfare Trust & RAF Music Charity

Royal Marines, Unarmed Combat Display

The Marionettes                                  

Inter-service Cadet Tug of War Competition (Heats)

TS Roebuck Taunton Sea Cadet corps

Field Gun Display

Inter-service Cadet Tug of War (Final)                                   

Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foote

Pike and musket display 

290(Weston super Mare) Squadron Air Training Corps

Silent Drill Display

Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display 

Somerset Cadet Battalion Army Cadet Force

The Silver Bugles “Sounding Retreat” including AFD Flag Lowering


10:00 Flag Raising

Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display 

Henry Tillier’s Regiment of Foote Black Powder display

Band of TS Weston (Weston Sea Cadet Corps) Display

TS Weston Sea Cadet Corps Junior Section  Field Gun Run

T S Weston Sea Cadet Corps Club and Cutlass display

13:45  Short Interval during Aerial Display

290 (Weston) Squadron Air Training Corps

Silent Drill Display

Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display

Weston Brass, Band Concert

15:30 Drumhead Service

Followed by

“Only Remembered” sung by Robbie Burns

Evening Hymn & Sunset

National Anthem

Flag Returned

Muster Marches Past

R.T.U. “No more Parades”

You can see the image galleries of the 2016 event, supplied by Neil O'Donoghue of NoDpics, by clicking the links below:

Day One - Weston Air Festival 2016

Day Two - Weston Air Festival 2016

For more information and updates visit



  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Charges may apply
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Outdoor Event

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (charge)

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun


Road Directions

Travel by Car

Southbound follow the M5 to junction 21, then take the A370 exit to Weston-super-Mare.

Northbound follow the M5 to junction 22, then take the A38 exit to Weston-super-Mare/Burnham-on-Sea/Bristol (South)/Airport.

Follow the signage to the seafront.

For satnav use Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BE.


Event Parking

Parking is available on the beach at Royal Sands (south seafront). Please follow directional signage. £8 per vehicle per day (cash only). There is a coach drop off point on the promenade and coach/car parking in Locking Road car park and Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club.


Disabled access

There is no disabled parking on the beach. However limited spaces are available along Marine Parade so please arrive early. There is also disabled parking in surrounding car parks.





Public Transport Directions



Travel by Bus

First Group run a bus service to the seafront.

W1/X1 for travel to and from Bristol 126 for travel to and from Cheddar and Wells X5 for travel to and from Clevedon and Portishead 20 for travel to and from Brean and Burnham-on-Sea

For local bus services please visit


Travel by Rail

The Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces event is within easy reach of Weston-super-Mare train station, with a 15-minute walk to the seafront. Please follow signage.

For rail travel enquiries, train times and fares call 08457 48 49 50 or visit


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