DISPLAYS

12.30PM – 1.00PM

THE GLOBAL STARS

The Global Stars typically fly displays as a four-ship. The bulk of the display comprises classic formation aerobatics, with the team’s trademark figure being the Looping 270. Later in the display, the team break into smaller groups for two-ship synchronised aerobatics, opposition passes and unlimited solo aerobatics.

1.00PM – 2.00PM

SLINGSBY T67 FIREFLY

The Slingsby T67 Firefly is a two-seat aerobatic training aircraft, built by Slingsby Aviation in Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire, utilised as a training aircraft by multiple air forces for three decades.

AIRBORNE PYROTECHNICS – GROB 109B

The Grob 109b was built in Germany. It flies with multicoloured smoke trailing from the wings, providing a graceful display of aerobatics. Although it has an engine, once airborne the engine can be turned off, the propellor feathered and the aircraft becomes a conventional glider using thermals to soar.

CALIDUS AUTOGYRO

The innovative Calidus is unique and ground breaking in design and engineering. This lightweight, two seat aircraft was designed to take in scenery to the maximum from its transparent cockpit.

2.00PM – 3.00PM

YAKOVLEV YAK-3

The Yakovlev Yak-3 is a single-engine, single-seat World War II Soviet fighter. One of the smallest and lightest combat fighters, it produced an excellent performance and proved to be a formidable dogfighter.

AEROSUPERBATICS WINGWALKERS

The world renowned Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers has performed in over 20 countries with their breathtaking acrobatics and handstands and they are flying into Weston-super-Mare this year.

 

3.00PM – 4.00PM

PITTS SPECIAL S1-S

Australian born Ian Smith brings his Platinum Jubilee inspired Red, White and Blue to Weston for the first time. This is also Ian’s display season, putting the Pitts through its paces and using his 600+ hours of aerobatics flying to good use. The Pitts Special is purpose designed Aerobatic Bi-Plane, first developed in the mid-1940s and has been a favourite in the Aerobatics world ever since.

GAZELLE SQUADRON

The Gazelle Squadron is a 4 aircraft flying display, with four five-seat helicopters developed for light transport, training, and light attack duties flying in unison.

TEAM RAVEN

Team Raven is a formation aerobatic display team flying self-build RV8 aircraft, painting shapes across the skies in their wake.

4.00PM – 5.00PM

BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL FLIGHT – HURRICAINE

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is a symbol of the Royal Air Force’s finest hour. The Hurricane is one of the most iconic aircraft in world aviation history.

RAF TUTOR T1

The Grob 115E, known as the Tutor T.Mk 1 in RAF service, was built and equipped especially for the RAF in Bavaria, Germany between 1999 and 2002.

RAF RED ARROWS

The iconic Red Arrows return to the Weston Air Festival to close on Sunday. Flying their distinctive bright red Hawk fast-jets the team is made up of the finest talent from across the service and together they demonstrate the finest the Royal Air Force has to offer.