A 100 day countdown to Torbay Airshow starts from Wednesday 2 March.

This new spectacular event, with a breathtaking flying programme, on Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2016 at Paignton Green is one you will not want to miss.

There are activities which will appeal to everyone at this FREE event taking place from Friday, 2pm to 10pm, Saturday 10am to 10pm, and Sunday 10am to 6pm. It is estimated that 150,000 visitors will attend the event over the weekend.

An evening aerial display is planned for Friday 10 June together with a ‘Lift-off’ launch party. Saturday 11 June will include a morning Armed Forces Parade and a full flying programme from 2pm to 5pm. Sunday will also include flying from 2pm to 5pm.   The confirmed military and civilian flying schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ground-based activities will include a large event village on Paignton Green with entertainment, fair rides, bars and catering. There will also be high quality specialist enclosures such as VIP, Hurricane Hangout and Family Fly By areas, for which tickets will shortly be on sale via the website. Ticketed Helicopter flights around the Bay are also available.

A leading Airshow consultant has been recruited to coordinate the flying displays, with both military and civilian aircraft included in the action packed programme. It is hoped that the Torbay Airshow will become an annual key fixture in the Torbay calendar.

Torbay’s Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “The Torbay Airshow promises to be a memorable event – the likes of which have never been seen here before. The event will bring a substantial economic boost for the Bay and is just the type of free family event we want here.”

Executive Lead for Tourism, Culture and Harbours, Cllr Nicole Amil, said: “Our Bay is such a beautiful coastal location with great facilities which lend themselves perfectly to an airshow.Air shows at seaside locations such as Bournemouth are proving extremely successful and it will be great to host such a large event which will benefit both residents and visitors.”

To date, Bristol Street Motors, Devonshire Windows, Hyundai Torbay, Our Garage and Inter-Line, Francis Clark and TDA have been signed up as official sponsors by the official event commercial team at Rocket Fuel Media.

Bristol Street Motors is sponsoring the Hurricane Hangout hospitality marquee and Devonshire Windows the VIP hospitality marquee. Francis Clark has sponsored the night flying element of the airshow.

Hyundai Torbay and Our Garage have shared sponsorship of the Fly-by Family Fun hospitality marquee and Inter-Line is sponsoring the Airshow Live Stage. There are still opportunities to sponsor elements of the show, to find out more www.torbayairshow.com

The Coastal Communities Fund has provided a start up grant to part-fund the cost of the airshow. Other income is being generated by Rocket Fuel Media, from the sale of sponsorship and exhibitor space. Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are still available, to find out more visit www.torbayairshow.com

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