Highlights of the show will include the county’s own elite Red Arrows display team, the RAF Falcons Parachute team, Waddington’s spy planes and huge military helicopters. The show will also play host to visiting display teams from Italy, called the Frecce Tricolori, the Saudi Hawks and the Royal Jordanian Airlines RJ Falcons team.
The event, which is the largest RAF show in the UK, will take place on 30th June and 1st July and is expecting crowds of more than 140,000 to attend over the two days.
Air show director Paul Sall said: “Since the inaugural show, held in 1995, the event has increased significantly in size and stature and is now one of the country’s largest and most popular air shows.
“The main purpose of the show is to increase public awareness and understanding of the RAF and its role today. All of the profits are donated to the RAF and local charities.
“The spectacular six-hour flying display features the fabulous Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the RAF Falcons freefall parachute team and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and around the world.
“There is even a chance to enjoy the thrill of a helicopter pleasure flight and see a magnificent bird’s eye view of the air show and the local area – whatever your age you will find something of interest!”
There will also be a huge food court featuring local produce as well as other treats, a plethora of shopping, a fun fair and live entertainment throughout the day.
Technologically minded visitors to the event can also keep up to date with a newly launched air show app.
Features include a map, news feed, extra information and an exhibit navigator all aiming to make the show more enjoyable for visitors by providing help and information at their fingertips.It is available on iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones, although its full functionality won’t go live until the event itself on 30th June.
Keep up to date with what’s going on at www.waddingtonairshow.co.uk or follow @WaddAirShow on Twitter. Updates are also available on the radio at 87.9 Airshow FM.