Southend Air Festival is back this May for the 27th instalment of one of Europe’s largest free airshows,with displays from both military and civilian groups on show along almost two miles of Thames Estuary sea front.
Taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2012, there will also be plenty of other entertainment on offer with the Army and Navy alongside the RAF, and an arena programme, meaning that there should be something for everyone in a ground event that is expected to be even more varied than recent years.
The historic show was the UK’s first seafront airshow and the sea offers a dramatic backdrop for displays of modern acrobatic aircraft, historical aircraft and military displays.
There will also be a rare chance to see and hear the last flying Vulcan bomber when it makes its first appearance in Southend in 10 years on the Saturday. And to draw the Festival to a truly awe-inspiring close, the iconic Red Arrows will be taking flight on Sunday.
Southend Air Festival 2012 is being run in partnership with easyJet, to celebrate the company's new base at London Southend airport.
The event organisers are also still looking for exhibitors, caterers and entertainment for the big day; for more details of attending as an exhibitor or just a spectator, visit the event website.