Torbay Airshow

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Paignton Green, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6AG

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Torbay Airshow 2019 in flight in Paignton, Devon
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  • Newcross Healthcare, official sponsor of the Torbay Airshow 2019
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Events are centred around Paignton Green, with free entertainment for all the family, including exhibition stands, bars, food stalls, display teams, inflatable slides, bouncy castles and fairground rides. Torbay Airshow visitors can also indulge in a range of retail therapy, including gifts, toys and festival essentials. Of course, it’s up in the sky where the breath-taking aerial action takes place, with a packed two-day programme of stunts, displays and flypasts. 

RAF Red Arrows to return to Torbay Airshow for first display of the season

The RAF Red Arrows will once again make their UK debut performance at the 2019 Torbay Airshow.

The Airshow, which takes place on Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 June, has today announced the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon Display Team and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will feature at this year’s event. The Airshow’s Royal Air Forces allocation also includes the RAF Tucano T1 which has never been seen at the Torbay Airshow before.

This be the public’s first opportunity to see the new display for the 2019 season and will be one of only a handful of Red Arrows displays in the UK this year. The famous Red Hawk Fast Jets will be heading to the USA in July, which will see them display at several stateside airshows – the first time they have so in more than a decade.

It’s always an honour to witness iconic aircraft of yesteryear and the 2019 Torbay Airshow will welcome three of the greatest aviation icons of the 20th century; the Dakota, Hurricane and Spitfire. Part of the astounding Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, these three WWII icons will grace the skies above Paignton Green once more.

the focus of the flying programme will be during the afternoon but this year Sunday’s displays will start earlier at 11.30am. The second day of the show will open with the iconic RAF Red Arrows, a display not to be missed so visitors are encouraged to arrive early.

On Saturday 1 June, the display programme will commence at 2pm and finish by 5pm. The running order for the afternoon will open with the Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team followed by Twirlybatics (Pitts Special), Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Chinook Display Team, RAF Red Arrows, Fireflies, RAF Tucano T1, Royal Navy Black Cat, Strikemaster, The Blades Display Team and the RAF Typhoon Display Team will close Saturday’s proceedings.

On Sunday 2 June, the display programme will commence earlier at 11.30am and finish by 3pm. The second day of the show will open with the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Chinook Display Team, Twirlybatics (Pitts Special), Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Strikemaster, Fireflies, RAF Tucano T1, The Blades Display Team, Royal Navy Black Cat and the RAF Typhoon Display Team will also close the weekend’s display programme.

The Event Village will be open to the public from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and 10.30am to 6pm on Sunday to allow visitors plenty of time to enjoy all the Airshow has to offer before the spectacular displays take eyes to the skies.

This year the Event Village will feature a live music stage, air display team stands where visitors can meet the pilots, trading stands featuring everything from artwork and books to toys and furniture, family activities, simulators, a fairground, food stalls and bars.

In partnership with family-owned building material suppliers, Inter-Line, the hugely popular Family Flyby VIP area also returns to Torbay Airshow. Upon entry families will receive a drinks voucher for tea, coffee, soft drinks for the little ones and a goody bag, at which point they will be able to enjoy the hospitality area’s private marquee and seating area. For those with little ones not yet old enough to walk, there will be space for buggy parking as well as dedicated baby changing units.

Tickets for the Family Flyby area cost £45 per family up to 5 with a max of 2 adults, additional adults £17.50, children (5-18) £7.50, with free entry for under 5s. 

For those looking to continue the celebrations after the air display programme closes, new for 2019 is the SkyBar, an exclusive après-sea party offering luxury surroundings, live DJs and a dedicated bar featuring Bay’s Brewery ales, Tarquins Gin, Ca Boloni Processo, Circoc cocktails and Jagermeister. The SkyBar will open from 11am until 11.30pm on Saturday and 10.30am until 9pm on Sunday.

Tickets for Torbay Airshow’s Family Flyby and the SkyBar are available through the Torbay Airshow website’s hospitality section – www.torbayairshow.com/hospitality

The two day show takes place on Paignton Green with the Bay providing a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the air displays and is the perfect location for a large coastal Airshow event.

For 2019, the Airshow will feature displays from the RAF Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Typhoon Display Team, Tucano T1, Royal Navy Black Cat, RAF Chinook Display Team,

Strikemaster, Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, The Blades, Corinne Dennis in her Pitts Special, and the Fireflies Aerobatic Display Team.

The Torbay Airshow brings 165,000 people into the Bay each year, to enjoy a world class programme of aerial entertainment as well as enjoy a whole host of entertainment, fun and food at the event village on Paignton Green.

The event is run by Torbay Council. For further information on the event and to keep up to date with the latest news follow @torbayairshow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit the event website www.torbayairshow.com

The airshow is completely free (although car parking passes can be purchased) and there are some great clifftop vantage sites across the Bay, as well as Paignton Green itself. If you are staying in Torquay, we would recommend perching up on Daddyhole Plain, while both Beacon QuayMeadfoot Beach and Thatcher Point are also very popular. If you are over in Brixham, we would highly recommend both Berry Head and Battery Gardens, while more great spots in Paignton include Roundham Head and the end of Paignton Pier
Hospitality upgrade packages are also available. The Family Fly By ticket gives families the opportunity to enjoy the airshow in a secure location on Paignton Green, complete with toilets, a designated seating area and a VIP food and drink area. 

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Best places to watch Torbay Airshow

All air displays are subject to change depending on weather conditions and operational commitments that could take the military displays elsewhere at short notice.

The event is run by Torbay Council with partner organisation Richmond Event Management. This year's event is proudly sponsored by many local organisations including;

Newcross Healthcare and Great Western Railway.

The airshow is completely free (although car parking passes can be purchased) and there are some great clifftop vantage sites across the Bay, as well as Paignton Green itself. If you are staying in Torquay, we would recommend perching up on Daddyhole Plain, while both Beacon QuayMeadfoot Beach and Thatcher Point are also very popular. If you are over in Brixham, we would highly recommend both Berry Head and Battery Gardens, while more great spots in Paignton include Roundham Head and the end of Paignton Pier.

Hospitality upgrade packages are also available. The Family Fly By ticket gives families the opportunity to enjoy the airshow in a secure location on Paignton Green, complete with toilets, a designated seating area and a VIP food and drink area.

All air displays are subject to change depending on weather conditions and operational commitments that could take the military displays elsewhere at short notice.

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Torbay Airshow, where to watch it?

The Torbay Airshow is an absolute spectacle, possibly one of the most aethetically pleasing airshows in the world. This means you will want to get a great spot to take it all in... check out a dedicated page, best places to watch the Torbay Airshow for all of this. Make sure you get in early to avoid disappoint.

Torbay Airshow parking

This event attracts almost 200 000 people. Because of this, many roads are closed for pedestrian use only, and all the car parks nearby will be pay and display. Check back for the latest updates closer to the event on this topic.

The event is run by Torbay Council with partner organisation Richmond Event Management.

The airshow is completely free (although car parking passes can be purchased) and there are some great clifftop vantage sites across the Bay, as well as Paignton Green itself. If you are staying in Torquay, we would recommend perching up on Daddyhole Plain, while both Beacon QuayMeadfoot Beach and Thatcher Point are also very popular. If you are over in Brixham, we would highly recommend both Berry Head and Battery Gardens, while more great spots in Paignton include Roundham Head and the end of Paignton Pier.

Hospitality upgrade packages are also available. The Family Fly By ticket gives families the opportunity to enjoy the airshow in a secure location on Paignton Green, complete with toilets, a designated seating area and a VIP food and drink area.

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Torbay Air Show 2020 (6 June 2020 - 7 June 2020)

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