Sidmouth 2019 Air Display
Friday August 23rd 2019
The program for this year's Sidmouth Air Display on Friday 23 August has been announced and is already stirring interest in the town amongst residents and visitors alike. With the Red Arrows touring North America this year, Sidmouth Town Council has put together a display on a scale unseen before in the town and is asking the public to give generously to collectors to enable another display in 2020 with the Red Arrows.
The 2019 display puts Sidmouth on the air display map for anyone wishing to see the appearance of the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team or witness the amazing acrobatic skills of the Pitts Special Biplane. Spectators will be looking forward to catching sight and sound of a Spitfire and aircraft enthusiasts will be pleased to see the Strikemaster Jet Team over the esplanade. Closing out the program will be the stunning twin rotor RAF Chinook promising to dazzle crowds with its size and manoeuvrability. 23 August is promising to be a fantastic start to the Bank Holiday and Regatta weekend.
The flying program runs as follows:
• 6.00pm - RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
• 6.20pm - Twirlybatics Pitts Special biplane aerobatic display
• 6.35pm - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire
• 6.50pm - Strikemaster Jet Display Team
• 7.05pm - RAF Chinook Display Team
(Aircraft attendance and timings are subject to weather and other factors beyond the organisers controls.)
To ensure that future displays can take place with teams such as the Red Arrows, collectors are still being recruited to assist in gathering donations from the public across the seafront and Connaught Gardens through collection buckets. If you are able to offer your help, please register by contacting Sidmouth Town Council on: Tel: 01395 512424 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org The organising team will then be in touch with locations and contact details for the day.
Keep an eye out for future details on the participating teams at www.visitsidmouth.gov.uk and the Visit Sidmouth Facebook page for up to the minute details, timings and other announcements on the event.
For Safety Information for spectators (particularly boat, jet ski and kayak or paddleboard owners) please click on this link
For information on traffic and car parking on the day, please click on this link