RAF Red Arrows to appear at Weston Air Festival this summer

RAF Red Arrows to appear at Weston Air Festival this summer

Posted on: 28 Mar 2022

Returning on Armed Forces Weekend (25-26 June), the festival will be welcoming guests from near and far for two days of spectacular sights in the skies above Weston-Super-Mare.


Weston Air Festival will once again deliver a sensational weekend flying programme, spearheaded by the famous Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.


Every year, the free air show presents a carefully curated selection of contemporary and vintage aircraft and 2022 is no different.



Regularly welcoming over 200,000 from local families to weekend holiday makers and aviation fanatics, the festival is a key happening in the South-West event calendar and will mark one of the first opportunities to see the new Red Arrows display of the 2022 season.


Not only will air show fans get the opportunity to witness the deft speed and mesmerising acrobatics of the bright red jets but also three of the greatest aviation icons of the 20th century – The Hurricane, Lancaster, and Spitfire.


The Avro Lancaster is Britain’s most famous heavy bomber of World War II and there are only two left today. Both the Hurricane and Spitfire, too, were key to the Battle of Britain. These evocative planes are immensely popular within the air show community and no wonder.


The Event Village will feature an air display team, housing stands where visitors can meet the pilots as well as local and national traders offering a wide range of artwork, books, toys, furniture, and food.

The festival is always an eagerly anticipated local occasion and Weston-Super-Mare beach acts as the perfect setting. Local councillor, Mark Canniford, said of the event:


“The Weston Air Festival is a fantastic crowd-puller and a great advert for the area. Months of planning go into an event this size and we’re thrilled to be hosting it in Weston-Super-Mare once again.”


For more information on the free air show, which runs between 25-26 June, head to the festival website or visit the Facebook page.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.