The team behind organising the English Riviera Airshow have received confirmation that the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon, and the Battle of Britain Memorial flight teams will be appearing at the two-day event this June.

The English Riviera Airshow which is taking place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June will once again host the best, noisiest and most exciting RAF display teams.

Back for the first time since 2019, the RAF Typhoon will roar across the sky on both days, showcasing its pure power and agility. A marvel of modern engineering, the noise, speed, and bright engine glow, the RAF Typhoon is guaranteed to thrill crowds.

To celebrate their 60th display season, the RAF Red Arrows, return to the English Riviera with their full nine-ship team. The iconic crimson jets, with their synchronised manoeuvres, will streak across the Bay on Saturday 1 June.

The RAF Red Arrows, UK display season is reduced this summer, as the team head to North America in August, meaning the English Riviera Airshow were incredibly lucky to secure them for another year.

The Battle of Britain Memorial flight, made up of the Lancaster, Spitfire, and Hurricane will gracefully display together on both days. Their gentle engine purrs pay homage to our history and the valour of those who defended our skies during World War II. A fitting tribute as the nation marks the 80th Anniversary in the D-Day landings later in June.

As the RAF headliners are announced, English Riviera Airshow fans are encouraged to ‘Make a Weekend of it’. In addition to the two-days of world class flying action, the on the ground part of the event is shaping up to be bigger and better than before. For the first time a static Spitfire, sponsored by the English Riviera Events Collective will be on Paignton Green, alongside dozens of south west traders, businesses, and exhibitors.

Local sponsors, businesses, and supporters have played a huge role in securing the 2024 English Riviera Airshow. Their generous support whether that be financial or in-kind by providing essential event infrastructure, has demonstrated the value of the Airshow to the economy.

Support options are still available for small businesses and anyone who enjoys watching the English Riviera Airshow through either the ‘Patron’ or ‘Friends of’ schemes. Support options are priced at either £15.00 or £65.00. Details of ways to get involved and show your support can be found at: https://englishrivieraairshow.co.uk/

Cllr Jackie Thomas, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Culture & Events and Corporate Services at Torbay Council, said; “Having three of the RAFs best display teams for the 2024 English Riviera Airshow is fantastic and will deliver an unforgettable experience to everyone watching.

“The air displays, combined with brand new on the ground displays and experiences is guaranteed to captivate audiences. Thank you to everyone who has shown their support.

Carolyn Custerson, Chief Executive Officer, English Riviera BID Company, said; “The English Riviera is the ultimate UK destination for an Airshow. The natural amphitheatre, surrounded by dozens of viewing points means the English Riviera Airshow is accessible to everyone.

“Make a Weekend of it with us this June. Enjoy two-days of exciting free entertainment, experience the English Riviera’s hospitality, and explore everything the area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you.”

The English Riviera website includes suggestions for accommodation to suit all needs, from lively caravan and touring parks and homely self-catering cottages to luxury hotels and personal B&Bs. Check out the website for more information: https://www.englishriviera.co.uk/

The official travel partner Great Western Railway offer direct routes to the English Rivera and our airshow location. Trains to Devon | Cheap Devon Train Tickets | Great Western Railway (gwr.com)

For more information, latest updates and VIP extra’s visit the official English Riviera Airshow website: English Riviera Airshow | 1 – 2 June, 2024 or follow the event on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.