The full air Display line up for Weston Air Festival has now been revealed, including exciting new additions Gazelle Squadron, Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers, Calidus Autogyro, RAF Tutor, T67 Firefly, Sea Fury and Rich Goodwin in his Muscle Bi-plane.
These latest additions are set to join the RAF Red Arrows, BBMF, Chinook, The Great War Team , Strikemaster, Team Raven and the Pitts Special for an action packed weekend programme on the weekend of 22 & 23 June.
The free to attend two-day festival sees hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Weston-super-Mare to gather on the seafront to witness an astounding line-up of aerial entertainment, as well as enjoy the event village on Weston’s beach lawns.
2018’s Weston Air Festival was the most successful to date, drawing in record crowds of 200,000 and offering air show fans a world class programme of display aircraft.
Russ Currie, Leisure Manager at North Somerset Council said: “This is a hugely thrilling air display line-up with an incredibly diverse array of aircraft. Visitors to Weston Air Festival will, without a doubt, experience one of the finest displays of aerial entertainment.”
The world renowned Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers have performed in over 20 countries with their breathtaking acrobatics and handstands and they are flying into Weston-Super-Mare this year. As the pilots fly through a choreographed and energetic routine including loops, rolls, stall turns and inverted flight, reaching speeds of up to 150mph.
Another addition to the line- up is the Calidus Autogyro. Similar to James Bond’s Little Nellie the autogyro may not have the tricks and gadgets of a Q Division aircraft, but its spectacular movements and sycamore flight patterns make it a huge crowd pleaser.
The RAF Tutor is flying in to put on a show for visitors of the Air Festival with a display of skill and finesse over the coast. First flown in 1985 as an aerobatic sportplane, the RAF Tutor is used to train Army Air Corps, Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force pilots.
Following its 2017 performance, the T67 Firefly is returning to Weston-Super-Mare this year for a dynamic and exciting performance. Also at this year’s Air Festival, the Sea Fury, the Muscle Bi-plane and the Gazette Squadron are set to join the line-up and are sure to put on a diverse array of performances.
As well as a weekend of outstanding entertainment in the sky, Weston Air Festival offers airshow fans the chance to enjoy a whole host of family-friendly fun along the seafront and Beach Lawns and once again incorporates the town’s Armed Forces Day celebrations.
The event village will feature exhibition stands, food stalls, family activities and fairgrounds, as well as the chance to meet RAF crews up close and personal, ensuring there’s plenty to see and do at ground level.
Organisers of Weston Air Festival recently announced that the popular event will host hot air balloon mass ascents, Balloons on the Beach, from at Weston Air Festival on both Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June.
Air displays and further ground entertainment for Weston Air Festival will be confirmed over the coming months, to keep up to date with news and information see the official Weston Air Festival website: www.westonairfestival.com or follow the event on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @WestonAirFest
Full air display line-up
SATURDAY 22 JUNE
BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT / CHINOOK / GREAT WAR TEAM / GAZELLE SQUADRON / STRIKEMASTER / TEAM RAVEN / AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS / AUTOGYRO / RAF TUTOR / T67 FIREFLY / SEA FURY / RICH GOODWIN MUSCLE BI PLANE / TWIRLYBATICS PITTS SPECIAL
SUNDAY 23 JUNE
RAF RED ARROWS / BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT / CHINOOK / GREAT WAR TEAM /GAZELLE SQUADRON / STRIKEMASTER / TEAM RAVEN / AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS / AUTOGYRO / RAF TUTOR / T67 FIREFLY / RICH GOODWIN / MUSCLE BI PLANE / TWIRLYBATICS PITTS SPECIAL