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Aerial displays at the Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show

Look to the skies for the 1st year of The Haven Great Yarmouth air show on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June 2018. Flying displays will take place from 1pm to 5pm on both days.

Already confirmed are RAF Red Arrows who will be the headline act on both days of the air show, RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Tutor Display Team, East Anglia's Wildcat Aerobatics team, the Tigers Army Parachute Display team, The Blades, Long-EZ and the Bremont Great War Display Team.

Please note, all flying is subject to RAF operational commitments, weather and serviceability. 

RAF Red Arrows

The Red Arrows will be our headline act on both days of the air show. The worlds most famous aerobatics team will be bringing their thrilling display to the seafront with their trademark Diamond Nine shape and combinations of close formations and precision flying. The Red Arrows have been displaying since 1965 making this the Squadron's 54th season. 

Representing the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force, the team is the public face of the service. The team fly distinctive Hawk fast-jets and is made up of pilots, engineers & essential support staff.  

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Operating from RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is flown by regular RAF aircrew.

The BBMF’s mission is to maintain priceless aircraft from our national heritage in an airworthy condition to commemorate those who have fallen in the service of their country, to promote the modern-day Air Force and to inspire future generations.

RAF Tutor Display

Taking over as this year’s Display pilot will be Flt Lt Andy Sell and the Display Manager is Fg Off Nick Humphreys.

The team look forward to displaying on this extra special year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

Wildcat Aerobatics

Wildcat Aerobatics is one of the most exciting acts on the air show scene, displaying close formation aerobatics and precision synchronised flying in the iconic Pitts Special biplane.

The team was formed in 2010 out of a mutual love of aerobatics by pilots Al Coutts and Willie Cruickshank.

The team has an exciting choreographed air show act that combines a graceful mix of balletic, close-formation aerobatics and high-speed opposition passes where their closing speed is in excess of 400mph.

Long-EZ

Crowds will also see the unusual shape of a Long-EZ plane owned by Dan Gay who runs Dan’s Music Shop in Churchill Road, and is a keen pilot based at Seething. The futuristic plane was designed as a long-range fuel-efficient aircraft by Rutan, who have developed the Virgin Galactic space tourism airliner with Sir Richard Branson.

Tigers Army Parachute Team

Parachuting is a military skill for some soldiers and has been both a sport and an adventure training activity. The parachute display team was formed in 1986 and has performed at a large range of events over the years as far afield as Berlin, Kosovo, Cyprus, and more recently at the opening of the birthday celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Margrethe ll of Denmark.

The team also provides additional support to the Army with an active role in recruitment and image promotion and visits to events on the Army's behalf.

Bremont Great War Display Team

The Bremont Great War Display team of iconic British and German fighter, ground attack and spotter planes have five aircraft types including Sopwith and Fokker Triplanes, Britain’s first ever military plane a BE2c, SE5a, Junkers CL1 monoplane ground attack aircraft and new for 2018 an Avro 504. This year the team are celebrating 30 years since they were founded in 1988.

The Blades

A full time civilian aerobatic display team based in the UK, The Blades are all former RAF Red Arrows pilots. Founded in 2005, the team have performed at over 600 shows and have won international accolades including triumphing in the Formation Aerobatic Challenge in China in 2017 and holds the world record for formation loops – 26 in total.

The team perform breath taking close formation manoevres as well as 350mph head on crossovers. Their displays comprise spins, tumbles, loops, rolls and twists flying at less than 4m apart.

Vampire Jets

Two de Havilland Vampires from the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron will be here. Vampire was a British Fighter Jet commisioned by the RAF during the Second World War and they have been specially painted this season in RAF colours to mark the air force’s centenary.

Spitfire

1943 Mark IX Spitfire, which chalked up a string of enemy “kills” at the end of the Second World War, before “civvy street” starring roles in several war films including The Battle of Britain, The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far.

Bronco

1960s Bronco light attack and observation plane – an aircraft type which saw action in Vietnam, the Cold War and Gulf War.

Based near the Belgium Great War battlefield of Flanders it is painted with poppies highlighting the sacrifices of those who died in the First World War and supporting a message of peace.

Strikemaster

A solo jet with a custom built smoke system providing a flowing and visually satisfying display, perfect for the photographers in the crowd. 

AerSuperBatics Wingwalkers

The world's only formation wingwalking team, The Flying Circus will be heading to town to perform a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the team's beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes.

The team pilots fly the aircraft through a well rehearsed energetic routine of dazzling aerobatics and close formation flypasts as the wingwalkers wave at the crowd. These manoeuvres include, loops, rolls, stall turns and even inverted flight! During all of this, the wingwalkers experience speeds of up to 150 mph and 'G' forces of up to 4G!

Rich Goodwin Muscle Biplane

Rich Goodwin's Muscle Biplane brings high energy, powerful and dynamic aerial entertainment. His specially modified Pitts Special S2S, more fondly know as G-EWIZ delivers a dynamic display featuring aerobatic manoevres.

His souped up aircraft enables him to perform double-hammerheads, high-alpha knife-edge flypasts and the amazing ‘Tower of Power’ to complete torque rolls whilst flying backwards through his own smoke.

Catalina

The Catalina flying boat was a welcome sight for downed Second World War wartime airmen awaiting rescue from ditching in the sea.

The plane is a reminder of Great Yarmouth’s own military role during the First World War as a Royal Naval Air Station, whose aircraft repelled enemy airships, navy vessels and submarines.
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