Herne Bay Air Show website is proudly sponsored by Crown Imperial


The day starts at 10am, flying displays from 12 noon – 5pm
and evening entertainment from 6pm until 9.30pm.


Official Herne Bay Air Show Programme available now!

13882522_1073847992696301_2588050106856094967_nJust £5 for a great keepsake of yet another fantastic day
See below for digital edition

  • Multiple covers

    Standard and collectors cover edition 72-page colour A4 event programme

  • All important timings

    All aircraft Display Timings including Red Arrows and Eurofighter

  • Packed with info

    Stats and information on all participating aircraft

  • Pull out poster

    A3 Red Arrows over Herne Bay Pull-Out Poster

  • FREE to enter compeition

    Helicopter & Plane Flights to Be Won

  • Young pilots page

    Special Young Pilots Page with Colouring & Wordsearch/Maze

  • Interviews and more info

    information and interviews

Official Programme Stockists

Activity Box, William Street
Cain’s Amusements, Central Parade
Coffee Lab, Mortimer Street
Co-Op Sea Street, High Street and Beltinge
Clock Tower Info Centre, Central Parade
Heron Angling Club, Western Esplanade
Kala Convenince Store, Station Road
Kids Korner, Mortimer Street
Londis, Reculver Road and Hampton
Makcaris (Bandstand) – Central Parade
Morrisons, Beach Street
Queen’s Newsagents, Canterbury Road
Peters Produce, William Street
Pier, Central Parade
The Pier Fish and Chips, Richmond Street
ifun@sandancers, Central Parade
Seaside Museum, William Street
Spearings, Mortimer Street
Tesco Express, Sea St and Canterbury Road

Digital Souvenir Programme

Download today!

Download our digital souvenir guide, it costs £5, which helps us put the event on. Enjoy the digital version with the full event guide, all-important aircraft timings, plus much more.

Look what’s in the sky for 2016!

Red Arrows Display Team

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    by Dave Jordan


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    Brian MacDowall, Nicholas Bond and Alan Marsh

Eurofighter Typhoon

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The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter.

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BBMF Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force.

BBMF Spitfire

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The Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after the Second World War.

BBMF Hurricane

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The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force.


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Something different, something unusual, something for all the family to enjoy at Herne Bay Air Show this year.

P-51D Mustang

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The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts

Breitling Wingwalkers

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Performing a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the team’s beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes.

Bucker Bestmann

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The Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann was a two-seater, single-engine aerobatic monoplane aircraft built by Bücker Flugzeugbau GmbH in Rangsdorf, near Berlin and extensively used by the Luftwaffe in World War II.

BAC Strikemaster

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The BAC 167 Strikemaster is a British jet-powered training and light attack aircraft. It was a development of the Hunting Jet Provost trainer, itself a jet engined version of the Percival Provost, which originally flew in 1950.

Turbulent Display Team

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    by Herne Bay Junior School
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One of the longest-established flying display teams in the world. Since 1959, the Turbs have been an integral part of the Tiger Club’s famously colourful contribution to light aviation.

Lauren Richardson

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    by Sylvia Cottrell
Lauren is one of the top aerobatic display pilots in the UK. Flying a beautiful and iconic modified Pitts Special aerobatic biplane, both as an airshow pilot and as a competitive sport aerobat.

Kent Spitfire

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Spitfire IXe TA805, otherwise known as the Kent Spitfire, is based at the historic former RAF Battle of Britain fighter station, Biggin Hill.

Heritage Hangar Hurricane

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We are delighted to welcome yet another vintage warbird, a Hawker Hurricane, which comes from the famous Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar collection.

Westland Wasp

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A small 1960s British gas-turbine powered, shipboard anti-submarine helicopter. Produced by Westland Helicopters, it came from the same P.531 programme as the British Army Westland Scout.

Team Spirit

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The three-ship RV6 formation team have upgraded their hand-built aircraft this display season to include smoke trails which will enhance an already very colourful display by these skilled pilots

Great War Display Team

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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.

The Gnats

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The Folland Gnat is a small, swept-wing British subsonic jet trainer and light fighter aircraft developed by Folland Aircraft for the Royal Air Force.

Jet Provost Pair Display

We’re delighted to welcome for the first time as part of this event, the excellent Jet Provost Pair Display.

Piloted by current RAF fast jet pilots, Dan Arlett and Olly Suckling, expect a high energy performance by two highly skilled gentlemen.

The Tigers Parachute Display Team

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Jumping from up to 12,00 ft, expect a breathtaking display.

Important-Landing Area: Please do not use the beach in between the Pier entrance and Bandstand until you have been advised to do so by an event steward and all safety notices and equipment have been removed.

Boeing Stearman

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A sensational display from this Boeing Stearman, US Navy Variant, model A75-N25-4 built circa 1942/3.

Russian MiG-15 UTC

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We are delighted to be able to bring you, as part of our Airshow on Sunday 14th August, this magnificent Russian MiG-15 UTC fighter jet!

de Havilland Vampire

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We’re delighted to be welcoming, from the Norwegian Air Force Historical squadron, this fantastic de Havilland Vampire jet

The Sea Vixen

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A fairly last minute addition to our air show line-up this summer is the rather special Sea Vixen.


After being such a huge hit in 2015, we’re delighted to be able to welcome back the Battle of Britain Experience static aircraft to this year’s airshow.

Hundreds of people climbed aboard the Spitfire, Hurricane, and ME109 for photos, and we expect there’ll be plenty more people interested this year too! To assist in covering the cost of the statics, we’re asking for a nominal £1 donation in return for getting inside any of these brilliant replica aircraft to pose for photos. Thank you!

Did you know: Last year, we were asked whether we had permission for these static aircraft to land on the seafront!

Photo credit: Michael McLaughlin

Ground attractions and Live music!

QII Square June 2013 smlThanks to The Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower, we have the fantastic 80s band Hyperactive at 6pm and Queen II performing live on stage at 7.45pm, letting the magic of the day continue on into the evening.

Rock around the clock

Touring Britain and Europe captivating audiences with their nostalgic tribute show, Queen II provide a breath taking show, faithfully recreating the energy, excitement, and emotion of a classic Queen concert!

Performing hits from every decade of Queen’s musical legacy – Queen II truly are the Champions Of Tributes!


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