The Clacton Airshow takes place on the sea front at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. The show usually takes place on a Thursday and Friday in August and is expected to attract 90,000 spectators.
This free, two-day event, includes a good mixture in the flying display including RAF participation along with display teams, aerobatic aircraft, and historic aircraft. On the ground there will be exhibits from the Army and RAF, children's activities, simulator, climbing and entertainment areas along the Clacton seafront.
A wide range of trade stands and a food court with a sumptuous selection of refreshments will be on hand. After the show there will be a chance to do some late night shopping with many of the retail stores staying open late.
2014 will see 23 fabulous years of the annual Clacton Airshow based in the stunning Tendring District along the Essex Sunshine Coast. The event organised by Tendring District Council, is a well established FREE event and promises to "wow the crowds".
Our award winning seafronts and west greensward are transformed over the two days into a fun filled events site and viewing area. Impressive aerobatic displays take to the skies whilst a whole host of exhibition, trade stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level.
Each day will have a full flying programme
Provisional Participating aircraft at Clacton Airshow 2014:
The Clacton Airshow
21st-22nd August 2014
Red Arrows (22nd) (F)
RAF Tucano T1 (F)
RAF Tutor T1 (F)
BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire (F)
Sea King helicopter (F)
RotorSport Calidus Autogyro (F)
The Blades Aerobatic Display Team TBC (F)
TRIG Aerobatic Team (F)
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster & BBMF Lancaster (21-22nd) (F)
Vulcan XH558 (21st) (F)
Essex Air Ambulance (F)
Breitling Wingwalkers (F)
Rolls Royce Spitfire (F)
Pitts S2S - G-EWIZ (F)
BBC Essex will be providing Radio Air show on 729am throughout the flying displays as well as providing live commentary.
Directions & Parking
From London and the M25, take the A12 signed Chelmsford and Colchester, pass the exits to Colchester West and Colchester Central, and then join the A120 signposted Harwich and Clacton.
From the Midlands and North, follow the A14 (signposted Felixstowe/Harwich) until you are south of Ipswich. Join the A12 signposted London, then take the A120 signposted Harwich. From the A120 join the A133 for Clacton, Frinton, Walton, St Osyth, Brightlingsea etc.
The official air show car park is overseen by the Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea sited at West Road Car Park, West Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1BN. The Rotary will also be providing a mini bus service from the main car park for our disabled visitors (and one carer) to the end of Wash Lane at the entrance to the show site throughout the duration of the event.
A park & ride service will run from Clacton Factory Outlet and will be overseen by Tendring Community Transport.