23rd-24th August, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Last updated: August 10, 2018 at 14:58 pm

Essex’s only major seaside airshow presents two days of aerial entertainment between Clacton Pier and the Martello Tower attracting audiences of 200,000. Impressive aerobatic displays will take to the skies whilst a whole host of exhibition, trade stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level.

Images from 2017 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)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 (F) RAF Typhoon Display Team/29(R) Sqn (THURSDAY ONLY)
  • Boeing Chinook HC6/6A (S) RAF Chinook Display Team/27(R) Sqn (FRIDAY ONLY)
  • Airbus DS A400M Atlas C1 (FP) LXX Sqn (THURSDAY ONLY)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (F)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire x 2 (F)

British Army

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

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • BAC Strikemaster Mk82a (F) NWMAS
  • North American OV-10B Bronco (F) Bronco Demo Team
  • de Havilland Vampire FB52 (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron
  • de Havilland Vampire T55 (F) Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron


  • Great War Display Team – RAF SE5a x 2 (F)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF BE2c (F)
  • Great War Display Team – Sopwith Triplane (F)
  • Great War Display Team – Fokker Dr1 x 2 (F)
  • Great War Display Team – Junkers CL1 x 2 (F)
  • North American P-51D Mustang (F) Hangar 11


  • Schweizer 300C “OTTO” (F) O’Brien’s Flying Circus (THURSDAY EVE)
  • Pitts S-2S Special (F) Rich Goodwin
  • Fireflies Aerobatic Team – Vans Rv4 x 2 (F) (THURSDAY EVE & FRI)
  • Twister Aerobatics Team – Silence SA1100 Twister x 2 (F) (THURSDAY DAY & EVE)
  • Gyro Air Displays – AutoGyro Calidus (F)
  • Slingsby T67M Firefly (F) Rod Dean

“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: Great War Display Team ; The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team ; Bronco Demo Team