Organisers Sidmouth Town Council has announced the full programme for Friday, August 23. With the Red Arrows touring North America this year, Sidmouth Town Council has put together a display on a scale unseen before in the town and is asking the public to give generously to collectors to enable another display in 2020 with the Red Arrows.

The flying program runs as follows:

  • 6.00pm – RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
  • 6.20pm – Twirlybatics Pitts Special biplane aerobatic display
  • 6.35pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire
  • 6.50pm – Strikemaster Jet Display Team
  • 7.05pm – RAF Chinook Display Team

Christopher Holland, town clerk, said the display is on a scale unseen before in the town. He said: “The 2019 display puts Sidmouth on the air display map for anyone wishing to see the appearance of the RAF Falcons parachute display team or witness the amazing acrobatic skills of the Pitts Special biplane.

“Spectators will be looking forward to catching sight and sound of a Spitfire and aircraft enthusiasts will be pleased to see the Strikemaster jet team over The Esplanade.

“Closing out the program will be the stunning twin rotor RAF Chinook promising to dazzle crowds with its size and manoeuvrability. The 23 August is promising to be a fantastic start to the bank holiday and regatta weekend.

To ensure that future displays can take place with teams such as the Red Arrows, collectors are still being recruited to assist in gathering donations from the public across the seafront and Connaught Gardens through collection buckets. If you are able to offer your help, please register by contacting Sidmouth Town Council on: Tel: 01395 512424 or email at The organising team will then be in touch with locations and contact details for the day.

All aircraft attendance and timings are subject to weather and other factors.