Southend Airshow Weekend

Fighter plan clipartIn case it’s escaped your notice, this weekend is a bank holiday weekend, and in Southend, it’s the Southend Airshow. Two days of aircraft buzzing the crowds gathered below along Southend seafront.

Taking part this year wil be the Mustang, Sabra, Sea King, RAF Falcons, Kittyhawk, the Typhoon and the Tornado. There will also be a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Sadly, the Red Arrows won’t be taking part this year, as a result of a mid-air collision during a training flight in Crete this March.

See what some of the locals are saying about this year’s airshow lineup in our forum.

Flying starts from 1:30pm both days. As well as the action in the air, there are a number of activities on the ground too – including the RAF, Army and Navy. As in previous years, visitors will also be able to try various rides and simulators, a giant inflatable’, and various other activities.

Handy Airshow links:

We’d also encourage anyone keen to keep up-to-date on the event, local travel, and commentaries on the flights, to tune to the excellent radio service offered by local radio station BBC Essex. Tune in to Radio Airshow on 1530AM to hear comprehensive coverage of Sunday and Monday’s air festival.

Sarfend's office catThose locals not interested in aircraft or crowds, are expected to vacate the town, or do what our office cat was doing this afternoon during the test flight of something very noisy over Westcliff… hiding.

We wish all those visiting and taking part in the airshow well, and we all have our fingers and paws crossed that we get two days of dry and sunny weather.

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