The Red Arrows, the world’s most famous aerobatics team, are bringing their thrilling display to the inaugural Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show this summer.
The Royal Air Force announced today that the crack team will headline both days of the seafront event, which takes place on June 16 and 17.
Also confirmed were the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF Tutor Display Team.
“This is the icing on the cake for what is shaping up to be a brilliant line-up for the Great Yarmouth Air Show,” said show director Asa Morrison. “The RAF teams are a huge draw and people travel from all over the country to see them in action.
“We weren’t sure that the Red Arrows would be able to come to Yarmouth following the fatal accident involving one of the team’s Hawk aircraft in Anglesey earlier this month. They are a very close-knit team but they have decided to proceed with their 2018 programme and we are deeply grateful that they have agreed to include a two-day visit to Great Yarmouth.”
The RAF’s hugely popular Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also fly on both days. On Saturday the display will feature its Lancaster heavy bomber accompanied by a Hurricane and Spitfire, recreating some of the most iconic sights and sounds from the 1940s. The following day will see a Hurricane and Spitfire take to the skies.
Completing the RAF’s air show contingent will be its exciting Tutor Display Team, which joins the programme on Sunday.
The Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show is organised by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area to boost visitor numbers and the local economy. It is expected to attract 170,000 people and generate an extra £10m for local traders.
Aerial displays will take place from lunchtime until late afternoon on both days.