Entertainment in the Sky: Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Weston Air Festival

Located by the seaside in North Somerset, the stunning city of Weston (officially called Weston-super-Mare) is home to a slew of attractions and annual activities that draw the attention of people of all walks of life from several countries around the world. 

From the astonishing beaches with turquoise water to the Grand Pier and everything in between, Weston has come to occupy the position of one of the best attraction sites in the United Kingdom.

Besides catering to the adventure-lust of tourists across the globe, Weston is also home to helicopter museum, giving rise to the Heli-Days event which took place every year until it was officially replaced with the Weston Air Festival.

Unlike the Heli-Days event, the annual Weston Air Festival is scheduled to run for two days – typically Saturday and Sunday. The event, however, did not lose its touch. Instead, it became way bigger and better.

The annual Weston Air Festival features a mix of spectacular aesthetic and aerobatic air displays together with parade and other activities that mark the armed forces celebration. It is, arguably, one of the top events that we all look forward to every year – and for good reasons.

The iconic event, scheduled to hold on 22nd and 23rd of June 2019, is open to everyone of all ages. Even better, you do not get to pay a dime to enjoy this remarkable fun-packed 2-day event. 

As the day of the big event draws nearer, plans are being made to make it outdo the all-time high success recorded last year. The Leisure Manager at North Somerset Council confirmed that the 2018 Weston Air Festival is the best held so far, attracting a crowd of about 20,000 people to Weston. Besides the spectacular artistic displays from Red Arrows and a bunch of other military-grade aircrafts, the event was blessed with amazing weather.

With the huge success recorded last year, plans are underway to make the 2019 Weston Air Festival a bigger show. And the infamous Red Arrows have confirmed their participation in this year’s event.

The Aerial Display Line-Up

First Day:

The event will kick off by 1 pm on Saturday, June 23 with aerial displays from Mustang, Team Raven, Typhoon, and Autogyro. Following closely is the second performance which includes displays from Red Bull BO-105, Gazelle Team, Strikemaster, and Pitts special S-1S G-TWRL.

And after that, we will be treated to a similar amazing performance by the third category which includes Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Catalina, and Aerosuperbatics.

Closing the aerial performances for the day would be Red Arrows and Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers.

Last Day

The last day of this fun-filled two-day event is lined with astounding aerial performances from four groups, each lasting an hour in the air. The group opening the event will feature the likes of Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Red Bull BO-105, T67 Firefly, and Strikemaster.

The second category will include Red Arrows, Autogyro, Mustang, and Catalina. While the third batch is proposed to include performances from Team Raven and Aerosuperbatics.

Wrapping up the event would be a breathtaking display from Gazelle Team, Typhoon, and Pitts special S-1S G-TWRL.

Other Activities

Besides watching these ‘jet masters’ take the fun, literally, to the sky, you are also treated to lots of family-friendly activities from members of the Armed Forces Display Teams, military and civilian bands, Cadet Forces, and a number of charities. 

In addition, there will be lots of exhibition stands, family activities and fairgrounds, and food stalls. You can also take your kids for a donkey ride. The water play park and marine lake are also available for paddling and swimming. Your weekend just can’t go south in Weston. Never!

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