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Wingwalkers set to barnstorm over Great Yarmouth beach

A barnstorming act combining acrobatics and aerobatics will dance in the skies over Great Yarmouth seafront this summer.
The AeroSuperBatics Wingwalking team features a pair of classic biplanes doing loops and rolls with daring women strapped on top waving and doing handstands – sometimes while flying upside down
The spectacle which will be seen at the Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show on June 16-17 harks back to the days of 1920s “flying circuses” when pioneering pilots thrilled crowds with their antics.

Another newly-announced display is the Muscle Biplane of former RAF Tornado ground attack jet pilot Rich Goodwin, who showcases the power and manoeuvrability of his souped-up Pitts Special with gravity-defying,

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Red Arrows to headline Great Yarmouth Air Show


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.

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Great War Biplanes – Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow

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.

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Spitfire & Bronco at the Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow

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.

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2018 Tourism & Business Awards

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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Blades adds cutting edge to Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow


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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Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show aims for family friendly displays


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,

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Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow

The Haven Great Yarmouth airshow dates are Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th June 2018.  BID levy payers and voluntary BID levy were given the opportunity to apply for trade concessions prior to them being offered nationally however applications have now been offered nationally. if you have any queries about trader or sponsor packages please do not hesitate to contact me Karen Youngs either via email karen@gyta.com or telephone (01493) 846492 or via post to GYTABIA, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN
For further details about the airshow programme please click on this link to take you direct to the Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow website for the latest information on displays and parking and other information
 

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Fritton Village showcases new sign

Villagers in Fritton have proudly unveiled a new sign thanks to a generous grant.
Artist Fiona Davies was commissioned by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA) to provide a new fibreglass sign after years of weather exposure left the original one beyond repair.
With £4,000 available Ms Davies has created a sign that mirrors the carvings found on the original, which was erected close to St Edmunds Church in 1986.
It depicts the historical church, military associations and the wildfowling husbandry carried out on the lake at Fritton Decoy during medieval times.
The sign, which has been installed opposite the village hall, took six weeks to complete using acrylic paint with a car lacquer to give added protection from weathering.

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Weymouth Study Visit 26/27/28 September 2017

This year we will be visiting the beautiful resort of Weymouth on the 26/27/28th September 2017.  For more information please download the flyer below giving more information and also the booking form. Every year there is a mix of private traders and councillors/officers from the public sector.  All attendees pay for themselves and look forward to learning information from our host resort which we bring back to further enhance our great borough. I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible.

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