Weston Air Festival at Weston-super-Mare Seafront on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018Posted on: 05 Jun 2018
An incredible line-up of showstopping aerial acrobatic talent will wow the crowds once again this year when Weston Air Festival takes place over the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018.
As usual, the event will feature its thrillingly spectacular mix of stunning aerobatic displays and armed forces celebrations, which this year happens to be on the very special 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.
Taking place on the Weston-super-Mare seafront and Beach Lawns, you can expect the usual truly eye-popping sky-based manoeuvres of the world-famous Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The free festival will take place over the whole weekend, lining the skies with incredible feats of aerial derring-do that are sure to stun the awestruck crowds with frequent gasps of 'ooohs' and 'aaahhs'. And, in addition to the phenomenal plane-swooping stunts in the sky, there will also be plenty of trade stands and activities to keep everyone occupied and entertained.
From currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets, the Weston Air Festival continues to show it unerring support for the dedicated and brave men and women who made and continue to make up our Armed Forces for this event. Also on display will be stirring musical performances by Her Majesty's Royal Marines, Plymouth; the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Pipes and Drums, The Marionetts and local talented cadet groups.
Of course, this being good ol' Blighty, the weather is prone to being, erm, unpredictable at best, so the air displays could change depending on those all-too-capricious meteorological conditions. You can keep up-to-date with all the news, programme of events and other info here.
Weston-super-Mare Seafront is located at Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1BE. Tel. 01934 427203.
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