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.
The 2014 event saw record crowds of around 200,000 who came to support the event over two sunny days! 2015 will see 24 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.
Thursday 27th & Friday 28th August 2015
West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW
Event opening times: 11.OOam - 5.OOpm
Provisional Participating aircraft at Clacton Airshow 2015:
The Clacton Airshow
27th-28th August 2015
Red Arrows (F)
BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire (F)
RAF Typhoon (F)
RAF Tutor T1 (F)
RAF Chinook (27th) (F)
The Tigers parachute team
B-17 Sally B (F)
Spitfire - Rolls Royce (F)
Tigers parachute display team
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.