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The Red Arrows, the world’s most famous aerobatics team, are bringing their thrilling display to the inaugural Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show this summer.
The Royal Air Force announced today that the crack team will headline both days of the sea front event, which takes place on June 16 and 17.
Also confirmed were the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF Tutor Display Team.
“This is the icing on the cake for what is shaping up to be a brilliant line-up for the Great Yarmouth Air Show,” said show director Asa Morrison. “The RAF teams are a huge draw and people travel from all over the country to see them in action.
Great War planes to star in Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show
Dog fights from the First World War will be recreated over Great Yarmouth seafront as one of the star attractions at the resort’s new air show.
A 10-aircraft display team of iconic British and German fighter, ground attack and spotter planes will twist and turn over the shoreline, just as they did above the Great War trenches 100 years ago.
The Bremont Great War Display team has been unveiled by show organisers from the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area, who are staging the June 16-17 event as part of their drive to attract more visitors to the area.
An iconic Spitfire fighter plane – with wartime battle honours and peacetime movie credits to its name – will fly in Great Yarmouth’s summer air show.
The 1943 aircraft chalked up a string of enemy “kills” during its two years with 222 Squadron. In “civvy street” the Mark IX Spitfire had a starring role in several war films including The Battle of Britain, The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far.
Air show director Asa Morrison, announcing the latest displays at today’s Great Yarmouth tourism awards, said: “Air show crowds love the sight and sound of a Spitfire, so we are delighted this legendary plane is joining our growing line-up of exciting aircraft.”
The Spitfire also saw action in Java with the Netherlands Air Force before ending it military carers as a trainer in Belgium.
Soul man wins tourism & business lifetime achievement award
A DJ and music enthusiast known nationally for his fun and fundraising has won the top accolade in Great Yarmouth’s annual tourism and business awards.
Richard Routledge has been named as the business superstar for his lifetime achievement in the sector at the annual “Oscars” handed out by the tourism and business community.
He has played soul and funk music to crowds attending his Richard’s Parties at hotels, holiday parks and nightclubs across the region, and across the UK, between the 1980s and his finale last year. In a shift of tempo in recent years he also ran tea dances at hotels.
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A top aerobatic team, whose pilots are all ex Red Arrows, will be starring in the first ever Great Yarmouth Air Show this summer.
The Blades are the piston-powered version of the RAF’s crack display team, performing breath-taking close formation manoeuvres as well as 350mph head-on crossovers.
The civilian team are also unique, as the only fully-fledged airline approved to carry passengers on their adrenalin-fuelled antics.
They are among the first displays to be confirmed for the Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show on June 16-17 this year – along with a striking “flying wing” owned by a local businessman.
Show director Asa Morrison said: “The Blades are a stunning team whose pilots,
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An expert with his hands on the controls of the new Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show is planning family-friendly displays for the debut event.
Ian Sheeley, the flying display director for the two-day show on June 16th-17th, has helped organise scores of air events across the world, combining his passion for aircraft with a former career as an RAF air traffic controller.
Seafront air shows are different to airfield ones because of the layout of the display safety zones and the type of visitors they attract, he explained.
“You tend to find seafront crowds are more family-orientated as the enthusiast will generally want to see the aircraft on the ground,
It is with deepest sadness that we have learned about the death of Don Peers. Don was a stalwart member and supporter of the GYTA and subsequently the GYTABIA. He was a deserved recipient of the GYTABIA Lifetime Achievement Award and was loved and respected by all who knew him. We at the GYTABIA will miss him dearly.> Read more
2018 Tourism & Business Awards
The Tourism & Business Awards celebrations are fast approaching – to be held on the 21st March in the fabulous Assembly Room at the Town Hall Great Yarmouth 12 for 12.30pm. We will be awarding those businesses who have gone that extra mile by recognising and celebrating their achievements… We asked you to nominate outstanding businesses and individuals/groups within the listed categories – and you have in droves, we have had a record number of entries this year. The final nominations are in and we are now in the process using an independent panel to judge the nominations.
If you would like to join us in celebrating the borough’s outstanding businesses for 2017 – tickets are £20 and include a 2 course lunch with wine and a reception drink on arrival.
Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow
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