Sidmouth Airshow announces Red Arrows will return to the town for summer 2022

All eyes will be on the skies above Sidmouth in August when the Red Arrows return for the town’s summer airshow.

Sidmouth Town Council said the airshow will return in summer 2022, with the event being held on Friday, August 26, starting at around 5pm.

Councillor Ian Barlow said: “This is great news that the Red Arrows are to return to the best possible place to watch them in the country, along with some great other teams.”


A Spitfire will be at the event.
Photo: with permission Sidmouth Town Council.

This year’s arial attractions includes two Supermarine Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and Rich Goodwin in his aerobatic Pitts Biplane.

A first for the Sidmouth Airshow will be an appearance by Team Raven, an aerobatic team flying a five-plane formation of the ultra-manoeuvrable Van’s RV-8 aircraft.


Team Raven will be appearing.
Photo: with permission Sidmouth Town Council.

The seafront Esplanade will be closed to traffic for part of the evening, while the event takes place.

And organisers will be collecting donations to help ensure the future of the airshow.

Help is needed collect donations from the crowds on the day.

A Sidmouth Town Council spokesman said: “Details regarding exact timings and arrangements are still subject to change but the council has confirmed that the airshow will take place from approximately 5pm.

“The event will include all the usual extra car parking facilities and traffic management, including the closure of the esplanade road for the public to safely enjoy the event from.

“Organisers will once again be appealing for donations and most vitally, collectors, to make sure that this is not a one-off return and that the event continues in future years.”


The Red Arrows at
Sidmouth Air Show 2021.
Photo by Simon Horn Photography.

  • For more information about the Sidmouth Airshow, see here.

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