News: First air display line-up announced for Torbay Airshow 2017
Published 15 March 2017, 15:41
Torbay Airshow has announced its initial military aircraft line-up for when it returns on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June.
The aircraft displays from the RAF have been confirmed and will include the Red Arrows, as well as the Typhoon jet and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft – the Hurricaner, Lancaster and Spitfire.
The two day show, which had its inaugural event last year, takes place on Paignton Green with the Bay providing a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the air displays and the perfect location for a large coastal airshow event.
Torbay’s elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “Torbay Airshow was a resounding success last year and promises to be a memorable event in June 2017. It is great to see such an impressive military line-up confirmed for the weekend. The event will once again bring a substantial economic boost for the Bay - it is just the type of free family event we want to host here.”
Executive Lead for Tourism, Culture and Harbours, Cllr Nicole Amil, said: “Our inaugural airshow showcased our Bay as a beautiful coastal location with great facilities, which lend themselves perfectly to this type of event. I am delighted that we will be welcoming even more military planes at our Torbay Airshow this year. These spectacular displays always bring the wow factor.”
The action-packed flying programme will take place over two full afternoons on Saturday and Sunday alongside ground displays, entertainment, trade stands, fair rides, bars and catering within the event village on Paignton Green.
Further confirmation on air displays are expected to be announced over the coming months.
Image courtesy Torbay Airshow.