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Red Arrows to mark return of Weston air show

Red Arrows to mark return of Weston air show - News

Whilst some airfields chose to bring us a reduced or limited version of their regular air shows or aerobatic displays last year owing to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, others preferred to bide their time until they could bring such events as fully as intended for all to enjoy.

Weston-Super-Mare in Avon near Bristol was one such location that opted to hold off hosting its annual Weston Air Festival. Now event organisers have confirmed this week that, with most major event restrictions now lifted, the popular free entry air event will return for 2022.

The last time the event was held was three years ago back in 2019, and so to celebrate the popular event's comeback, they have pulled a few strings which means none other than the Red Arrows will be making an appearance with a special display at this year's festival, happening on Armed Forces Weekend between 25th - 26th June.

The Red Arrows were at the event the last time it was held, and their enduring popularity with aviation fans is sure to mean hundreds of thousands of expected visitors, which will undoubtedly be a welcome boost to Weston's economy that has been battered by the effects of the pandemic closing down much of its tourist based businesses and attractions.

Event organisers have also confirmed that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also be appearing at this year's festival, which includes the Hawker Hurricane, Lancaster Bomber and Supermarine Spitfire. The Lancaster will be of particular interest as, despite thousands being produced during wartime efforts, only two fully functioning models - of which this is one - now exist.

Furthermore, the Hurricane is one of only twelve left that are fully working, so to witness these up in the air will be something to behold indeed. As well as all this, a number of modern and vintage aircraft will take to the skies above the seaside town overlooking the Bristol Channel, and an event village where visitors can go and meet the pilots and air display team.

Hopefully this most glorious of additions onto the airshow calendar for this year will offer strong proof that finally, the airborne times we have all enjoyed in the past and have longed to return are back for everyone to enjoy to the fullest.

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31 March 2022

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