Sidmouth Town Council has confirmed further details ahead of the Annual Air Show on Friday 27 August, including additional car parking and a reminder to water users of an Air Display Water Safety Zone. The display which commences at around 5.30pm concludes with the world famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, Red Arrows.
As well as the usual District Council Car parks at the Ham, Roxborough, Mill Street and Manor Road, further additional car parking will be made available at various locations including Sidmouth Rugby Club and will be clearly signed with marshalls on hand.
Organisers are requesting that spectators and in particular, boat, jet ski and kayak/paddleboard owners take note of a temporary Air Display Water Safety Zone (ADWSZ) which will be in force on the water offshore of Sidmouth Beach. No vessels will be permitted in this area between 5.30pm and the end of the display. The ADWSZ will be marked by coloured buoys and patrolled by Sidmouth Lifeboat and associated craft.
The 27 August Sidmouth Airshow is promising to be a fantastic start to the Bank Holiday weekend and is shaping up to be a real tonic and highlight of the year. The flying program (subject to changes) runs as follows:
5.30pm – Royal Navy Wildcat Solo Display
5.45pm – Rich Goodwin Pitts Special aerobatic display
6.05pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota and two Spitfires
6.30pm – Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team, The Red Arrows
A funfair will also be operating at The Ham from Wednesday 25 until Saturday 28 August and a
Grand Fireworks Display takes place on Saturday 28th at 9.30pm over the seafront arranged by Sidmouth Town Council with generous support from David Rowland Funfairs.
Photo by Adele Salter.
To enable the event to continue, Volunteer Collectors are still needed to assist in gathering donations from the public across the seafront, Salcombe and Peak Hills and Connaught Gardens through collection buckets and contactless payment. If you are able to offer your help, please register by contacting Sidmouth Town Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation of teams is based upon aircraft availability and weather conditions. Keep an eye out for future details on the participating teams at www.visitsidmouth.co.uk and Facebook for up to the minute details, timings and other announcements on the event. This is also available at www.visitsidmouth.co.uk and the Live Sidmouth – Sidmouth Town Council Facebook pages.