The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team is the last of the exciting military displays lined up for Torbay Airshow that we will be announcing.

With a breathtaking military and civilian flying programme and exciting on the ground activities for all the family on Friday 10 June, 2pm to 10pm, Saturday 11 June, 10am to 10pm, and Sunday 12 June, 10am to 6pm - this is an event you will not want to miss!

Torbay’s Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “It is wonderful to be able to announce one of the best displays in the country, the Tigers are always a major crowd pleaser. Experienced parachutists from The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment's Freefall Parachute display team will be performing on both Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June and are described as “awe inspiring”. This is another element of our airshow programme which promises not to disappoint.”

Executive Lead for Culture, Tourism and Harbours, Cllr Nicole Amil, said: “The displays will see parachutists dropping into the sea with smoke trailing and flags flying while performing amazing formations both in the air and under the parachute. With many various display routines, all dynamic in style, The Tigers are bound to keep our audiences captivated.”

The Tigers were formed over 20 years ago and are firmly established as one of the top parachute display teams within the United Kingdom. The team has been very successful in competitions throughout this period, with the team performing at events such as the British National Parachute Championships and the World Parachute Championships.

The Tigers are the flagship team for the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, whose seniority stems from the Tangier Regiment of 1661 and thus has the distinction of being the senior English Infantry Regiment of the line.

Torbay Airshow has announced its military aircraft line-up and on the ground activities taking place at this spectacular new event on Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2016 at Paignton Green.

The RAF aircraft have been confirmed and the line-up includes the world’s premier aerobatic team The Red Arrows, as well as the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, King Air B200 and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft - the Hawker Hurricane, Avro Lancaster and The Spitfire.

This year will be the first time Torbay has held an air show and over 150,000 visitors are expected to watch the action unfold over the weekend.

To date, Bristol Street Motors, Devonshire Windows, Hyundai Torbay, Our Garage, Inter-Line Building Supplies, Francis Clark, Budget and TDA have been signed up as official sponsors by the official event commercial team 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 Building Supplies is sponsoring the Airshow Live Stage.

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, concessions and exhibitor space.

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are still available, to find out more visit www.torbayairshow.com

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Notes to editors

The Red Arrows and their trademark combination of close formations and precision flying will provide a full-length display, taking place across the Bay on the afternoon of Sunday 12 June. They will also be bringing a ground exhibit as part of the ground display on Paignton Green, which will also include a Red Arrows flight simulator.

Displays from the Eurofighter Typhoon will span the weekend, flying on both Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June, and the display will include some incredible aerobatic stunts. Royal Air Force Typhoons have a top speed of about 2,500km an hour and a wing span of 11 metres. There will also be a Typhoon simulator as part of the ground display.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which includes Hawker Hurricane, Avro Lancaster and The Spitfire, is a hugely popular feature of air shows across the country and beyond, featuring one of the two remaining airworthy Lancasters left in the world.

The Battle of Britain was one of the most pivotal moments in the country's history. It marked a turning point when Britain stood alone against Hitler's seemingly unstoppable military power.

An evening aerial display is planned for Friday 10 June together with live music and a ‘Lift-off’ launch party. Saturday 11 June will include an Armed Forces Parade at 11.30am and a full flying programme from 2pm to 5pm and ground display activities including live music from 10am to 10pm. Sunday will also include flying from 2pm to 5pm. The complete 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 and national aviation calendars.

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