All eyes on the sky as Red Arrows are announced for Sidmouth Air Show 2022

The line-up for Sidmouth air show 2022 has been confirmed with the Red Arrows returning to the town on Friday, August 26.

All eyes will be on the sky above Sidmouth from around 5.15pm when six-plane formation Team Raven makes their debut appearance at the town’s event, to wow crowds with Van’s RV-8 aerobatic mono-wing aircraft flying in formation and smaller groups. The aim of Team Raven’s display is to ‘present manoeuvres to the crowd at all times, with no gaps’.

Event organiser Sidmouth Town Council announced the line-up this week, saying Team Raven will be followed by a historic theme of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight RAF Spitfires taking to the skies over the sea, with duo and individual displays

They will be followed by Rich Goodwin with a display of high-energy, G-force aerobatic manoeuvres in his colourful Pitts Biplane.


Photos taken at the 2019 air display show the crowds on the beach and seafront -Photo: East Devon News.

Bringing the 2022 Sidmouth air show to a close with a spectacular finale is the Red Arrows RAF Aerobatic Team, who will wow the crowds crowds with their perfectly synchronised flying and manoeuvres.

Event organisers are appealing for volunteers to help with bucket collections on the seafront and at other locations where crowds gather to watch.

A Sidmouth Town Council spokesman said: “Collectors are a vital part of the team, helping to support and fund this annual event and if anyone is able to offer help, please register by contacting Sidmouth Town Council and the organising team will then be in touch.”

He added: “Volunteers are needed from 4pm across the seafront, Salcombe and Peak Hills and Connaught Gardens where donations will be taken through buckets and contactless payment.”

Sidmouth’s air show is on Friday, August 26 from approximately 5.15pm off the Esplanade.

Pay-and-display public car parking will be available. Extra parking will be signposted on the day.

A water safety zone will be enforced for watercraft to keep to a safe distance during the air show displays.

The event is reliant on weather and aircraft availability, the town council said.

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