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Weston Air Festival 2018 and Armed Forces Weekend

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Weston Air Festival.

Weston Air Festival History
Weston is home to the helicopter museum and was the venue for the 'Heli-Days' event which took place every year and featured various helicopters on the beach lawns.

The 'Heli-days' event has now been replaced by the Weston Air Festival which takes place in June each year and includes a full air show and also includes the 'National Armed Forces Day' celebrations.

Weston Air Festival began in June 2013 and was called 'Weston Air Day' as it was held on just one day. It has since become a two-day event called 'Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend'.

Red Arrows Display Schedule:

Sat 23rd June - 4.20pm display.
Sun 24th June - 2.45pm display.

The Red Arrows will operate from Bristol Airport.

Red Arrows schedule

BBMF Display Schedule:

Sat 23rd June - 3.30pm display - L, H, S, and D.
Sun 24th June - 1pm display - L, H, S, and D.

L=Lancaster, S=Spitfire, H=Hurricane & D=Dakota

BBMF schedule


Weston Air Festival 2018
Weston Air Festival.

Weston Air Festival is a free two-day air show which takes place in June. It also includes the 'National Armed Forces Day' celebrations.

As well as an air display of over 5 hours each day there is also a static display of helicopters on the beach lawns as well as an Armed Forces Arena, Fun Fair, simulators, inflatables, and trade stands.



Weston Air Festival 2018:

23-24 June - Weston Air Festival 2018




Weston Air Festival 2018:

The 2018 Weston Air Festival will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June on the Weston-super-Mare Seafront and Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare. The free event is a mix of spectacular aerobatic displays and armed forces celebrations. There will be trade stands and activities to entertain the whole family.

23-24 June - Weston Air Festival 2018

Weston Air Festival Flying Display Schedule:

Saturday 23 June Flying Display Schedule:
1PM - 2PM:
RAF Typhoon
Team Raven
Calidus Autogyro
P-51 Mustang

2PM - 3PM:
Team Gazelle
Pitts Special S-1S G-TWRL
Red Bull Bo 105
Strikemaster

3PM - 4PM:
T67 Firefly
Catalina
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane & Dakota

4PM - 5PM:
Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
Red Arrows

8PM - 9PM:
Balloon Launch

Sunday 24 June Flying Display Schedule:
1PM - 2PM:
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane & Dakota
T67 Firefly
Strikemaster
Red Bull Bo 105

2PM - 3PM:
P-51 Mustang
Calidus Autogyro
Catalina
Red Arrows

3PM - 4PM:
Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
Team Raven

4PM - 5PM:
Pitts Special S-1S G-TWRL
Team Gazelle
RAF Typhoon

Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Weston Air Festival


Ground Displays:
The ground displays will fill the Seafront, with plenty to do! Open over the event weekend there will be exhibition stands, bars, food stalls, display teams, activities for all the family and a fairground. Further details of stalls and activities will be announced closer to the event.

Helicopter Static Displays:
RN Merlin
Danish Air Force - AS-550 Fennec
Sycamore (Red Bull)
Westland Whirlwind
Jet Ranger or A109
Gazelle

Armed Forces Weekend:
Weston Armed Forces Day celebrations will be taking place as part of the 2018 Weston Air Festival. A programme of displays and entertainment has been arranged for both days by the Weston-super-Mare Armed Forces Committee.

On show will be members of the Armed Forces Display Teams, Cadet Forces, arena entertainment, many charity and service support organisations, military and civilian bands. If you like military displays don't miss this memorable weekend.


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Armed Forces Weekend:

Arena Programme

Saturday 23rd June 2018
10.45 - Inter Service Cadet Tug of War competition - heats
11.45 - Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth and the Parade will form on the Promenade to the north of the Grand Pier
12.00 - Band and Parade will march along the Promenade from the Grand Pier into the arena
12.15 - Formal Opening and Flag Raising Ceremony.
12.55 - Display by the Band of HM Royal Marines Plymouth.
13.30 - Royal Marines, Unarmed Combat Display
13.45 - The Marionettes
14.35 - World War 1 Centenary - Stories of 6 local people who served in the 1st World War
14:55 - Field Gun Race
15.25 - Interservice Cadet Tug of War Final. The Mayor will present the trophy to the winning team.
15.40 - Royal Air Forces Association present 'The Red Planks Challenge' Cadet teams will be invited to 'walk the plank'
16.05 - 290(Weston-super-Mare) Squadron Air Training Corps Red Barrows Display
16.40 - Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display
16.55 - Somerset Cadet Battalion, Army Cadet Force 'The Silver Bugles' Sounding Retreat (to include Sunset and lowering of the AFD Flag)

Sunday 24th June
11.00 - Soft opening - Flag Raising
11.30 - Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display
11.45 - 290 (Weston) Squadron Air Training Corps Red Barrows
12.00 - Band of TS Weston (Weston Sea Cadet Corps) Band Display
12.30 - TS Weston Sea Cadet Corps Junior Section Field Gun Run
13.00 - T S Weston Sea Cadet Corps Club and Cutlass display
13.15 - Weston Brass Band Concert
14.15 - Devon & Somerset Fire Brigade Band
14.45 - Red Arrows Display - no arena display
15.10 - Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display
15.25 - World War 1 Centenary - Stories of 6 local people who served in world war 1
15.40 - Drumhead Service
16.00 - Muster
16.10 - 'Only Remembered' sung by 6 'WW1 Servicemen' and choir Sunset & Evening Hymn during this, the AFD Flag will be lowered.
Lone Piper will play a Lament
National Anthem
De-muster
Parade Marshal will seek permission to March Off.
16.30 End-ex

Armed Forces Schedule.

Parking
Parking is available on the beach at Royal Sands (south seafront). Please follow directional signage. £10 per vehicle per day (cash only). Alternative pay and display parking available in the Town Centre.