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Weston Air Festival 2019 and Armed Forces Weekend

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About Weston Air Festival:
Weston Air Festival History

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County: Somerset
Satnav Postcode: BS23 1BE
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UK Airshows (England):
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Flypasts/Events 2019:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2019
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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The 'Heli-days' event has now been replaced by the Weston Air Festival which takes place in June each year and includes a full air show and also includes the 'National Armed Forces Day' celebrations.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 Schedule & Times

Sunday 23 June - 2.20pm.

Red Arrows Schedule 2019 & map of route.


BBMF Schedule & Times

Saturday 22nd June - 3.45pm Lancaster & Spitfire x2.
Sunday 23rd June - 1.00pm Lancaster & Spitfire x2.

BBMF Schedule 2019.

Weston Air Festival 2019
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 2019:

22-23 June - Weston Air Festival 2019




Weston Air Festival 2019:

Weston Air Festival will return this summer with breathtaking air displays over the stunning Seafront and Beach Lawns at Weston-super-Mare. The two day show will take place over the weekend of the Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June offering free entertainment for all the family.

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

22-23 June - Weston Air Festival 2019

Weston Air Festival Flying Display Schedule:

Saturday 22 June 2019

11am - 12pm
Static helicopters arrive

1pm - 2pm
Muscle bi-plane - Rich Goodwin
Aerosuperbatic Wingwalkers
RAF Chinook
RAF Tutor T1

2pm - 3pm
Calidus Autogyro
Sea Fury
T67 Firefly
Strikemaster

3pm - 4pm
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire x2 (3.45pm)

4pm - 5pm
Great War Display Team
Twirlybatics
Gazelle Squadron
Team Raven

Balloons on the beach evening ascent

Sunday 23 June 2019

11am - 12pm
Static helicopters arrive

1pm - 2pm
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire x2 (1pm)
Calidus Autogyro
Muscle bi-plane - Rich Goodwin
Gazelle Squadron

2pm - 3pm
T67 Firefly
Red Arrows - 2.20pm
RAF Chinook

3pm - 4pm
Aerosuperbatic Wingwalkers
RAF Tutor T1
Strikemaster
Pitts Special

4pm - 5pm
Great War Display Team
Team Raven

Balloons on the beach evening ascent

Weston Air Festival Accommodation:




Travel by car
Southbound follow the M5 to junction 21, then take the A370 exit to Weston-super-Mare.

Northbound follow the M5 to junction 22, then take the A38 exit to Weston-super-Mare/Burnham-on-Sea/Bristol (South)/Airport.

Follow the signage to the seafront.

For satnav use Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BE.
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.
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.
Balloons on the beach
Balloons on the Beach will see both evenings rounded off with a display of 30 hot air balloons launching from Weston seafront at dusk, following a day of incredible aerial performances.

Balloons on the Beach will be the largest hot air balloon mass ascent to ever take place from the seafront so prepare to watch and unwind as 30 balloons are due to launch from the sands on Saturday and Sunday evening.


Weston Air Festival Maps


Weston Air Festival Maps:






Armed Forces Weekend
Weston Armed Forces Day celebrations will be taking place as part of the 2019 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.

Arena Programme

Saturday 22nd June 2019

From 11:30 Parade will form on the Promenade to the north of the Grand Pier
12.00 hours HM Royal Marines Band and Parade will march along the Promenade from the Grand Pier to the arena
12.15 hours Formal Opening and Flag Raising Ceremony.

Followed by Display by the Band (HM Royal Marines).
290 (Weston) Squadron Air Training Corps
Red Barrows

Re:ACT Musical Theatre presents
'Many a moon'
West Country Tommies – 4th Battalion Somerset
Light infantry

Re:ACT Musical Theatre presents
'Toodle-oo'
The Marionettes

Re:ACT Musical Theatre presents
'The Boys of 45'

1630 Somerset Cadet Battalion, Army Cadet Force
'The Silver Bugles' Sounding Retreat

Sunday 23rd June 2019

11.00 hours Flag Raising
Tug of War Heats

React - part 1
290 (Weston) Squadron Air Training Corps
Red Barrows
Tug of War Final
Prize will be presented by the Mayor
TS Weston Sea Cadet Corps Junior Section
T S Weston Sea Cadet Corps
Club and Cutlass display

React - part 2
West Country Tommies - 4th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry
(Know your enemy)

React - part 3
Weston Brass in Concert
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Corps of Drums
16.00 Drumhead Service. Muster, Sunset & Evening Hymn, Lone Piper will play a Lament. Parade Marshal will seek permission to March Off.