Parachute display added to Torbay Airshow line up

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Torbay Airshow have announced another addition to the line up for the June event – The Tigers Freefall Parachute Team.

The event is being held in from 10th – 12th June. With flying displays and activities on the ground.

Torbay’s Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “It is wonderful to be able to announce one of the best displays in the country, the Tigers are always a major crowd pleaser. Experienced parachutists from The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment’s Freefall Parachute display team will be performing on both Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June and are described as “awe inspiring”. This is another element of our airshow programme which promises not to disappoint.”

Executive Lead for Culture, Tourism and Harbours, Cllr Nicole Amil, said: “The displays will see parachutists dropping into the sea with smoke trailing and flags flying while performing amazing formations both in the air and under the parachute. With many various display routines, all dynamic in style, The Tigers are bound to keep our audiences captivated.”

The Tigers were formed over 20 years ago and are firmly established as one of the top parachute display teams within the United Kingdom. The team has been very successful in competitions throughout this period, with the team performing at events such as the British National Parachute Championships and the World Parachute Championships.

The Tigers are the flagship team for the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, whose seniority stems from the Tangier Regiment of 1661 and thus has the distinction of being the senior English Infantry Regiment of the line.

Torbay Airshow has announced its military aircraft line-up and on the ground activities taking place at this spectacular new event on Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2016 at Paignton Green.

The RAF aircraft have been confirmed and the line-up includes the world’s premier aerobatic team The Red Arrows, as well as the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, King Air B200 and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft – the Hawker Hurricane, Avro Lancaster and The Spitfire.

This year will be the first time Torbay has held an air show and over 150,000 visitors are expected to watch the action unfold over the weekend.

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