Most spectacular air displays at Weston Air Show 2018

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 June 2018

	The wonderful Red Arrows, areal dancers and others at the Weston Air Days.

The wonderful Red Arrows, areal dancers and others at the Weston Air Days.

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This weekend will see a whole host of different aircrafts flying through Weston-super-Mare’s skies as the air festival returns to the town.

Proud memories will return to Yeovilton Air Day on Saturday, July 13 with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Picture: Paul Johnson.Proud memories will return to Yeovilton Air Day on Saturday, July 13 with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Picture: Paul Johnson.

A packed schedule of set pieces from vintage jets, Spitfires and the Red Arrows among many others will be twisitng and turning along the seafront.

Here are five of the demonstrations you should not miss this weekend.

RAF Typhoon. Photo by Paul Johnson.RAF Typhoon. Photo by Paul Johnson.


Kicking off Weston Air Festival 2018 in style will be the popular RAF Typhoon.

This year’s display will carry a special sentiment, as 2018 is the RAF’s centenary anniversary.

A team from 29 Squadron comprises of specialists from every aircraft trade who, along with support and management teams, work together to bring the dazzling spectacle to Weston.

The Typhoon’s powerful roar can be heard for miles around, and you will be able to see and hear these iconic planes on Saturday from 1-2pm and on Sunday from 2-3pm.

Red Arrows

The most famous air display team in the country will showcase their skills to the Weston Air Show crowd.

The Red Arrows always attract big attention for their extravagant, smoke-fuelled displays representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force.

With their trademark Diamond Nine shape and combination of close formations and precision flying, the Red Arrows have been displaying since 1965.

They will fly on Saturday from 4-5pm and Sunday from 2-3pm.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

A moving tribute to the pilots who served during World War Two will take place on both days of the air show timetable.

Flown by regular serving RAF aircrew, the flight operates six Spitfires, two Hurricane Mk 2Cs, a Lancaster as well as a C47 Dakota and two Chipmunk aircrafts.

You can catch their performance on Saturday from 3-4pm and from 1-2pm on Sunday.

Weston Air Festival (Sunday). Picture: Roger FryWeston Air Festival (Sunday). Picture: Roger Fry

Team Raven

The five-man formation Team Raven display team will also head to North Somerset for the weekend.

The aerobatic display team which formed in May 2014 will fly their signature Vans RV aircraft.

Stunning stunts leaving a trail of smoke will take place between 1pm and 2pm on the Saturday and 3-4pm on Sunday.

BAC Strikemaster CLassic Jet Warbird & Muscle Pitts Bi-PlaneBAC Strikemaster CLassic Jet Warbird & Muscle Pitts Bi-Plane

Strikemaster Display UK

Vintage jet action will be performed by the Strikemaster Display UK team during the two days.

A British jet-powered training and light-attack aircraft first flown in 1967, The Strikemaster was a development of the Hunting Jet Provost trainer and will take to the skies on Saturday from 2-3pm and on Sunday from 1-2pm.

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