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Get set for a feast of fabulous excitement at Southend Air Festival 2010 on Sunday 30th May and Monday 31st May.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Air Festival which promises a packed programme of aerobatic delights and tremendous ground attractions.

Airborne thrills include: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Falcons Parachute Team, Typhoon, Hawk, Tucano, Tutor, Royal Navy Black Cats, Breitling Wingwalkers, P-51 Mustang, The Blades Aerobatic Team and the Gnat Pair, with even more still to be added to the programme. 

Betterview There will be military town shows from each of the armed services featuring: static aircraft; weaponry and a “Meet the Pilots area”from the RAF, a chieftain tank and challenger tank; weaponry and assault course from the Army, and the Royal Navy will be bringing the Royal Marines Commando Display Team with their climbing walls.

There is something for everyone, with  ground attractions along almost 2 miles of seafront, including:

  • An arena area with live music roadshows and other entertainment
  • Giant inflatables
  • Bungee trampolines
  • Simulators
  • Military town shows from the RAF, Army and Royal Navy & Marines
  • Foods from around the world
  • Plus a range of exhibitors and trade stands

Throughout both days there will be thrilling arena events such as unarmed combat from the Royal Marines and – by popular demand – the return of Titan the Robot.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Corporate Director for Enterprise, Tourism and the Environment, Andrew Lewis says: “We are delighted this year to be presenting such a wealth of free fun and entertainment for all the family.”

The ground attractions open from 10:00am to 6:00pm both days.

The flying programme starts at 2.30pm – 5.30pm approx (to be confirmed)

For more information visit The Southend Air Festival website

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