Jul 22 2013

Sunderland International Airshow 26th – 28th July 2013


Sunderland 25th International Airshow

Friday 26 July – Sunday 28 July 2013


Roker and Seaburn seafront

Tel: 0191 520 5518

  Wheelchair Accessible

A full filled, action packed weekend!


On Friday 26 July – 7pm until 10 pm at Cliffe Park

A spectacular flying display will include The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, The Red Arrows, Typhoon and the SWIP Twister Display Team complete with airborne pyrotechnics closing with a spectacular firework display at 10pm. Music for the evening will come from Re-Take That and include a performance from Royal Marines Band Scotland.

Note: Park and ride will be available on Friday evening from the Stadium of Light to Bungalow Café for a charge of £2.00 per person. The buses will run from 4.00p.m. and the last bus will depart from the Bungalow Café at 11.00 p.m.

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July – 10am until 6pm 

Will see the coastline at Seaburn and Roker in Sunderland filled with the sights and sounds of the spectacular Sunderland International Airshow. There’s a packed programme of entertainment in the skies and on the ground, including RAF Falcons, The Red Arrows and lots more.

The displays start around 1.00pm (subject to change)


Organised by Sunderland City Council, the airshow is now in its 25th year and widely recognised as one of the largest free events of its kind.

Visitors to the event can expect an exciting programme of activities on the ground, as well as breathtaking precision flying and action in the sky. Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or just looking for a memorable day out, there promises to be something for everyone to enjoy.



Flying displays (not shown in sequence of flying order)     

Full schedule is in the airshow souvenier guide available on the day for £5


Friday 26th July

7pm – 10pm

The displays start around 7.00pm (subject to change)

Red Arrows – BAe Systems Hawk T1A

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF)

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 – 29(R) Squadron

SWIP Twister Display Team – Silence SA1100 Twister


Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July

1pm -5pm

The displays start around 1.00pm (subject to change)

Red Arrows – Saturday only (early)

RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

BBMF (Avro Lancaster B1, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane)

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 – 29(R) Squadron

Grob Tutor T1 – 16(R) Squadron

Shorts Tucano T1 – 72(R) Squadron

Black Cat Solo – Westland Lynx HMA8

Royal Navy Historic Flight – Fairey Swordfish

SAR Sea King – Westland Sea King HU5

Joint Helicopter Command Lynx – days to be confirmed

Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk – Hangar 11

North American P-51D Mustang – Ferocious Frankie

Hispano HA-1112M1L Buchon – ARCo

Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache Demo Team – Boeing AH-64D Apache

Sbach – Gerald Cooper – Xtreme Air XA41

The Blades – Extra 300LP

The Matadors – Xtreme Air XA41

Miss Demeanour – Hawker Hunter F58a

Breitling Wingwalkers – Boeing Stearman – Sunday only

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina – Plane Sailing

 Late addition: Sunday only – Avro Vulcan XH558


10am – 6pm

There’s an exciting programme of entertainment and activities across the vast Airshow site including:

  • Inflatables and simulators in Recreation Park
  • Exhibitions from the Royal Navy and Army on Bede’s Cross
  • Exhibitions from the Royal Air Force on Cliffe Park
  • Royal Marines Commando Display Team
  • Royal Marines Band (Scotland)
  • Fun fairs in Ocean Park and near Jet Amusements

There will of course be plenty of food and drink available all along the seafront and toilet provision throughout the site.

Other exhibitions along the seafront and in Recreation Park include:

  • Hasbro Transformers Optimus Prime
  • Oreo
  • Nintendo Wii U Families
  • Nintendo 3 DS Kids
  • Harley Davidson
  • Little Tykes
  • And many more

Roker Park

The picturesque surroundings of Roker Park will host fun activities for younger children including:

  • Punch and Judy
  • Play area
  • Mini Crazy Golf

Important information: The beach between outlet pipe and Parsons Rock will be closed from 8am and 6pm on both Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July 2013.


Sunderland International Airshow VIP Experience



  • Pick up a copy top quality souvenir programme on site for £5.  Inside you will find a full programme of the action in the air and on the ground, as well as lots of great facts about all of your favourite display teams.  Copies are now on sale in The Bridges and the Tourist Information Centre in the City Library.
  • You can also purchase souvenir wristbands at The Bridges for £2.
  • Visit the ‘Official merchandise and Meet the Teams marquee’ next to the Arena on Cliffe Park where there will also be a selection of souvenirs on sale during the Airshow weekend.


The roads will be closed from Marriott Roundabout to Bungalow Café starting from 3pm on Friday 26 July.

Roads will be closed from Morrison’s Roundabout to Bungalow Café on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 7pm.

Park and ride

  • Friday

Park and ride will be available on Friday evening from the Stadium of Light to Bungalow Café for a charge of £2.00 per person.

The buses will run from 4pm and the last bus will depart from the Bungalow Café at 11pm.

  • Saturday and Sunday

Park and Ride sites are located at Fulwell Quarry and Downhill Community North Outdoor Sports Complex at a fee of £5.00 per car which will be collected at the entry point.

An additional park and ride site is available from Stadium of Light at a charge of £2.00 per person return. The fee will be collected at the bus queue.

These services will travel to and from the rear of Recreation Park.

On-site parking

Saturday and Sunday

On-site parking is available in Seaburn Showfield for a fee of £10.00 per car. Please follow the signs from all the main routes.

Disabled parking is available on site at the rear of Morrison’s. Please follow the signs from all the main routes.

Coach parking is available at Harbour View, SR7 7EU. Please follow the signs from all the main routes.

Resident parking

Additional permits can be collected from the Administration Cabin located on Cliffe Park from Tuesday 23 July. Proof of address must be shown to collect additional permits.

Disabled provision

Disabled parking is available on site at the rear of Morrisons supermarket, Whitburn Road, Sunderland. SR6 8AA


Toilet provisions are available across the site

Public Transport

There a number of public transport services to the seafront, for further details please contact: Traveline: 0870 608 2 608

Nearest Metro Station: Seaburn (15mins walk to the seafront). Additional Metro trains will be running on both days.You can get more information at
Go North East will be running extra buses to the Airshow site. For details go to

Stagecoach will be operating service 510 – a direct bus service to link Fawcett Street in the City Centre to the Seaburn Recreational Ground at the Airshow event site. A revised service will operate for the duration of Airshow event on services E1, E2, E6. Please visit for further information.

Road Closures

A road Closure will be in place from Marriott Roundabout to Bungalow Cafe’ on Friday 26th July from 3pm until 11pm

Road  closures will be in place from Morrisons Roundabout to Bungalow Cafe’on Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 7pm.


Information taken from


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  1. jill hardy

    hiya just wondering if the diabled parking is at a cost of £10 has well
    many thanks

    1. Donna Petch

      Hi, you will have to check on the day, please ensure to bring your disabled parking badge. Thanks

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