The Torbay Airshow Programme will be available to purchase online or in hard copy format from Monday 6 June and an Apple app will be available to download from Wednesday 8 June.
With a breathtaking military and civilian flying programme planned and exciting on the ground activities for all the family on Friday 10 June, 2pm to 10pm, Saturday 11 June, 10am to 10pm, and Sunday 12 June, 10am to 6pm – this is an event you will not want to miss!
Timings for the flying programme are given within the programme as well as comprehensive information on each of the displays.
Downloadable copies can be bought from www.torbayairshow.com for £3. Hard copies can be bought from Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, in Torquay, and the Palace Avenue Theatre in Paignton for £5. You can also buy a hard copy from Torquay, Paignton, Brixham and Churston libraries.
A free Apple app will be available from Wednesday 8 June and the flying programme can be purchased from this for 79p. Torbay Council commissioned South Devon College degree students to produce an Apple device app for the Torbay Airshow as part of their 2 year foundation degree programme, Year 1 FdA Games & Interactive Design.
Military aircraft confirmed for the airshow 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, as well as The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, the flagship team for the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.
The Royal Navy Sea Vixen has been confirmed for Torbay Airshow as part of Saturday’s programme
A full-time civilian aerobatic display team based in the UK and made up entirely of former RAF Red Arrows pilots, The Blades, will be attending the airshow. Renowned worldwide for flying close formation aerobatics to the highest level within a dynamic and cutting edge display, The Blades currently hold a world record in formation looping.
The world’s only aerobatic formation wingwalking team, Breitling Wingwalkers, will join the impressive line up taking to the skies over the weekend.
Also attending are the Yakovlevs flying the world’s most powerful Yak 52, known as the Super 52. This world championship aerobatic aircraft is much loved for its sparkling performance, grace and precision formation flying.
The Twister Aerobatic Team will wow crowds with their wingtip pyrotechnics. Each aircraft also features high powered spot lamps to illuminate the display smoke.
British jet-powered training and light-attack aircraft, the Strikemaster will also take to the skies. The BAC Strikemaster will be piloted by Mark Petrie, a former RAF pilot who now flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with British Airways.
The Gyro flying display, also known as a Gyrocopter or Gyroplane, can also be seen over the weekend. This unusual aircraft is great to watch and is described by the pilots as fun to fly. The rotor blades of the gyro are completely freewheeling in flight, being driven solely by the air going up through the rotor disk.
This year will be the first time Torbay has held an airshow and over 150,000 visitors are expected to watch the action unfold over the weekend.