The iconic RAF Red Arrows are returning to the Sunshine Coast this summer to fly in the 2018 Clacton Airshow.
Aerial acrobatics, coloured smoke and gasp-inducing fly pasts will form the display from the RAF team on both days of this year’s event, on 23 and 24 August.
Also revealed as part of the Clacton Airshow 2018 line-up is the Strikemaster training and light attack jet, flying with its distinctive smoke trail, and the Muscle Biplane with its high-energy dynamic aerobatic routine, both of which are flying on both days of the event.
Evening flights will feature at this year’s Clacton Airshow once again, adding an extra dimension to the display. Taking part in the evening feature will be the Twister Aerobatic Team, the Fireflies, and Otto the helicopter. The Fireflies see two light aircraft take part in a swirling aerobatic display, while the Twisters perform a ballet in the air, as pyrotechnics fire off from the wings of all the planes. Meanwhile Otto the helicopter is from O’Brien’s Flying Circus and the rotors provide the ideal spinning mechanism for more brilliant pyrotechnics.
The twilight display takes place on the first day of the Airshow between 7.30-8.30pm, and rounding off the Airshow on the first day will be a spectacular fireworks display from the end of Clacton Pier.
The RAF Red Arrows, Strikemaster and Muscle Biplane join the RAF Typhoon jet and the Bremont Great War Display team on the 2018 programme, with more flights and entertainment to be announced before the event.
Anyone wanting information about sponsorship opportunities, hospitality, or trade space at Clacton Airshow 2018 should contact 01255 686683 or 01255 686623.
Clacton Airshow can also be contacted via twitter @ClactonAirshow and via its website www.clactonairshow.com – while updates on the two days will come from Radio Airshow, run by BBC Essex on 95.3 and 103.5FM or 729MW.