27th-29th July 2018, Seaburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Last updated: April 26, 2018 at 7:39 am

The Sunderland Airshow is one of the largest seafront airshows in the UK and the only major airshow in the North East. The airshow sees modern military participation alongside a bevy of classic jets, warbirds and the very best civilian acts from the UK display circuit.

The event starts on the Friday evening with the Launch Party. This includes a small flying display in the evening alongside ground events such as live music and fireworks. The main shows days over the weekend include a full afternoon of flying on both days.

Images from 2013 Event

Essential Show Information


Official Airshow Website

This Airshow is FREE!


Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (F) (FRI/SAT)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) (FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Grob Tutor T1 (F) 6FTS (SUNDAY ONLY)
  • Boeing Chinook HC6 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F) (FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire (F) (FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hawker Hurricane IIc (F) (FRI/SAT/SUN)
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (F) (SAT/SUN)

Royal Navy

  • Royal Navy Historic Flight – Fairey Swordfish I (F) (SUN)

British Army

  • The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team (F) (FRI/SAT/SUN) – Princess of Wales Royal Regiment


  • Bristol Blenheim 1F (F) (SAT/SUN) Aircraft Restoration Company
  • Hispano HA1112-M1L Buchon (F) (SAT/SUN) Aircraft Restoration Company
  • Supermarine Spitfire IX (F) (SAT/SUN) Old Flying Machine Company/Aircraft Restoration Company
  • Supermarine Spitfire IXT (F) (SAT/SUN) Aircraft Restoration Company

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • de Havilland Vampire FB52 (F) (SAT/SUN) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • de Havilland Vampire T55 (F) (SAT/SUN) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTi (SAT/SUN) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • North American OV-10B Bronco (F) (SAT/SUN) Bronco Demo Team


  • The Blades Aerobatic Team – Extra 300/330LP x 4 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Twister Aerobatics Team – Silence SA1100 Twister x 2 (F) (FRI/SUN)
  • Fireflies Aerobatics Team – Vans RV4 x 2 (F) (FRI/SAT)
  • O’Brien’s Flying Circus – Schweizer S300C ‘OTTO’ (F) (FRI)
  • Team Raven – Vans RV4/6 x 5 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers – Boeing Stearman x 2 (F) (SAT/SUN)
  • Gyro Air Displays – Auto-Gyro Calidus (F) (SAT/SUN)


AIRCRAFT” – New Addition, (F) – Flying Display, (S) – Static Display, (F/S) – Flying and Static Display, (FP) – Flypast Only, (V) – Visiting Aircraft, (SP) – Support Aircraft, “AIRCRAFT” & (TBC)Participation To Be Confirmed by Organiser

CREDITS: The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team ; The Blades Aerobatic Team ; Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron (Airshowsinfo.hu) ; RAF Tutor Display Team ; NavyWings