The Southend Airshow & Military Festival takes place in September over two days.
In 2013, Southend Borough Council announced its intention to cancel the event citing budget cuts and lack of sponsorship. In response to this announcement Thomas Curtis and John Delaney formed a campaign to ‘save the airshow’ and called it the Southend Airshow and Military Festival. The show will take place in September rather than on the usual May Bank Holiday weekend.
Most of the aircraft that display at Southend operate out of London Southend Airport at Rochford and the airport sometimes has Open Days during the Southend Air Festival so that people can see the aircraft at close quarters. These Open Days attract many thousands of people to the airport and its resident Vulcan (XL426) can sometimes be seen on both days doing a taxi-run.
Click here to visit the Southend Airshow & Military Festival website.
Local hotels for the Southend Airshow & Military Festival.
Southend Airshow Community Interest Company are proud to announce that the weekend of the 12-13th September 2015 will host the Southend Airshow & Military Festival.
Over the last six months the team dedicated themselves to one specific goal: making the 2015 show a reality by ensuring it is based on a solid financial foundation. We are delighted that we have achieved this and are able to launch an all new air spectacle in Southend that can be a feature of the Summer calendar for many years to come.