Day Trips from Leighton Buzzard: Clacton Air Show

The red arrows are flying at the clacton air show this summer

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While there’s plenty of local sites to visit in Leighton Buzzard this summer, such as Ascott House and Rushmere Country Park, if you’re looking for something a little more exhilarating for your family then the Clacton Air Show has everything you need to get your adrenaline pumping. In the UK, airshows are the second most loved outdoor event after football, and Clacton Air Show is no exception.

Clacton Air Show

Clacton Air Show is an award-winning flying display event held in Clacton-on-Sea. 2018 will mark the 27th air show held at the flight viewing area in West Greensward on the Clacton Seafront. This free, five-star event lasts two days and includes amazing aerial displays that the whole family will enjoy.

aerobatics displays in clacton air show

RAF displays

The Royal Air Force has various display teams, such as The Chinook Display Team, The Falcons, and The Grob Tutor Display. Each team has their own smooth and precise way of handling their aircraft and are truly skilled in performing daring manoeuvres to thrill the audience.

The Red Arrows

One of the world’s premier display teams, The Red Arrows are making their return to the Clacton Air Show in 2018 after the huge success of last years display. With speed and precision, they have been flying since 1965 and are a much loved national icon. An electrifying demonstration of the capabilities of the Royal Air Force, the Red Arrows aren’t to be missed.

Flight Aerobatics

Aerobatic manoeuvres, including loops, rolls, spins, and hammerheads make up the aerobatic displays at Clacton this year. The inspiring level of skill involved in performing such stunts and the allure of the soul-stirring display make these aerobatic flights unmissable.

Historic Aircrafts

From WWII planes to Spitfires, the display of historical aircraft gives you a chance to see history in action. Bring to life the reality of flying throughout history. Honour fallen heroes and keep their memories alive by remembering what they gave for our country.

The Clacton site itself will be teaming with exhibits and displays, a food court, fun activities and entertainment. Children will have plenty to do while they wait for the aerial displays, and there’s a flight simulator to get your heart racing. There are plenty of local shops if you want to explore the area, or you can just enjoy the sea view.

We are offering a coach service to the Clacton Airshow on Friday 24th August for £24.00. We arrive at Clacton-on-Sea at 11.00am and leave at 4.30pm, giving you plenty of time to see the incredible events of the day.

Are you looking for coach hire in Leighton Buzzard? Masons Coach Hire is located under 20 minutes’ from Leighton Buzzard, and we can offer our services throughout the town. If you’re planning a trip away and need to arrange travel give Masons a call on 01296 661604, or fill out our online contact form. We’re open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.