Red Arrows confirmed for air show

The Red Arrows are set to showcase their talents at the forthcoming air show taking place at Durham Tees Valley airport in May
The Red Arrows are set to showcase their talents at the forthcoming air show taking place at Durham Tees Valley airport in May

World famous and iconic aircraft are set to entertain the crowds at this year's Skylive Air show.

Details are now being announced for the event which is expected to attract thousands of visitors to Durham Tees Valley Airport in May.

The air show, organised by Skylive Events, have confirmed aerobatic display team the RAF Red Arrows will be showcasing their talents at the event on May 28.

Aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the RAF Typhoon and the Falcons parachute display team will also make an appearance.

Chris Petty from Skylive Events “When we had to postpone our inaugural air show last year following the tragedy at the Shoreham display, we promised that we would come back bigger and better than ever this year—and that’s exactly what we are doing.

“It is a real coup for us to have agreed with the RAF for four of their top displays to take part on May 28th and I’m sure there will be great excitement of the prospect of not only watching the Red Arrows give their breathtaking display but also seeing their aircraft and crew at close hand as they will be landing and spending some time on the ground.

“Given the airport’s history as an important air base during World War Two, it is particularly significant that the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be taking part, whilst the Typhoon display will showcase the incredible performance of the aircraft and excellence of the RAF personnel who fly, maintain and support Typhoon operations in the UK and across the world.

“Widely recognised as the UK’s premier military parachute display team, the Falcons are known for their amazing demonstrations of freefall and canopy skills.”

The Air Show will include a day-long programme of events, including flying and static aircraft, a huge army display, classic and historic vehicles—and what promises to be

one of the area’s biggest fairs.

Further attractions are to be announced at a later date. Information on tickets will be available on Thursday by visiting www.skyliveevents.co.uk