Free – Saturday 15th August 2015
Herne Bay Seafront from 10am
Display times approx 1pm – 5pm
Music event from approx 5pm
Digital Souvenir Programme
Take a look at what’s in the sky so far…
With a trademark combination of close formations and precision flying, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, has been displaying since 1965. One of the premier aerobatic teams in the world, the Red Arrows are the public face of the Royal Air Force and are ambassadors for the United Kingdom.
Huge thanks to KCC members Brian MacDowall and Nicholas Bond for funding the appearance of this iconic aircraft
The world’s last flying Vulcan Bomber in it’s final flying season is coming to Herne Bay.
If you though the Eurofighter Typhoon was noisy, wait until you hear this aircraft! This stunning delta wing bomber will truly be a sight to behold at the event.
A big thank you to Herne Bay county councillors Nick Bond and Brian MacDowell for providing funding via KCC to help secure what will undoubtedly be another star of the show.
Anyone who has seen a Turb Team display will tell you that the stars of the show are our diminutive D31 Turbulents – characterful single-seaters which, though French by design, are very much English by adoption.
With a mix of low-level formation, flour-bombing, balloon-bursting and limbo-flying, The Turb Team are virtually unique on the airshow circuit today.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) was formed on July 11th 1957 and has become a house hold name almost everywhere in the UK. Our display will be Showcasing the Spitfire and Hurricane. Sadly the Lancaster is being repaired and now won’t be displaying. We’re hoping to bring you a replacement display!
The Typhoon Display is flown by 29 (Reserve) Squadron from RAF Coningsby. It showcases the incredible performance of the aircraft and also demonstrates the dedication, professionalism and excellence of the RAF personnel who fly, maintain and support Typhoon operations in the UK and across the world.
One of Europe’s largest display teams, a whopping ten replica aircraft featuring British Sopwith triplanes, German Fokker DR1 aircraft, Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a and BE2c’s and German CL1 Junkers will all take to the skies simultaneously along Herne Bay seafront reenacting some of the dramatic dogfights that took place in years gone by.
Lauren Richardson, aged just 27, has already become one of the UK’s top female aerobatic pilots, and Lauren will be demonstrating her amazing aerobatic skills in her beautiful and iconic modified Pitts Special aerobatic biplane on Sat 15th Aug.
A secondary school was challenged to build a plane with the help and support of the Royal Aeronautical Society, to help encourage young people to enter the world of aviation engineering.
This special school-built aircraft will carry out a series of flypasts along the seafront as part of the display.
A fantastic project that gets young minds thinking, more detail of this fascinating project can be found here:
The North American Aviation Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is a turboprop light attack and observation aircraft. It was developed in the 1960s for counter insurgency (COIN) combat. One of its primary missions was as a forward air control (FAC) aircraft in the Vietnam War. A great display aircraft, we’re sure crowds will be impressed with this performance.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Vampire, Gnat Display Team and Lancaster will not be displaying.
Full flying times available in the optional souvenir programme,
available online or on the day.
…and on the ground attractions!
Sponsored by Canterbury City Council
The War and Peace Battle of Britain Experience commemorates the extraordinary lives of those who braved this infamous 16-week battle during the summer and autumn of 1940. It is an incredible means to not only learn about this crucial event, but also understand its significance in the context of WW2 itself and ensure the brave men and women involved are never forgotten.
With three full size replica aircraft: a Spitfire, Hurricane and Me 109, aircraft that played a quintessential part in the battle for air supremacy during The Battle of Britain, along with an educational Exhibition trailer, displayed along Herne Bay seafront, young and old alike can enjoy and learn from the experience.
On 5 January 1941, British record breaking aviatrix Amy Johnson died serving her country off the shores of Herne Bay, Kent, England.
- Past – celebrating and remembering the life and achievements of one of Britain’s greatest female pilots and keeping that memory alive
- Present – the search for the wreckage of Amy Johnson’s plane
- Future – inspiring the next generation to consider a career in aviation and engineering, to follow their dreams and “believe nothing to be impossible” (Amy Johnson, 1936).
Click here to learn more about the Amy Johnson & Herne Bay Project.
“believe nothing to be impossible” (Amy Johnson, 1936).
With special thanks to The Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower, The Activity Box, Bay Taxis, Heron Angling Club, The Victoria Hotel, Dave Jordan and everyone who has donated towards the Red Arrows.