This year, families are being encouraged to come along enjoy the fantastic flying programme at this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, July 25th – 27th 2014. Times and schedule below.
Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture,Councillor John Kelly, said: ” When planning the Sunderland International Airshow we never rest on out laurels. We are proud to keep it as the largest free family event in the North East if not the country and this year we will have a packed flying programme on each of the three days.
“I’m really pleased to welcome back to Sunderland The Blades, a leading display team of former Red Arrow pilots. They will be displaying for us on both Saturday and Sunday with their routines which are renowned for being cutting-edge.”
Now in their ninth display season with a fresh new look and a breath-taking aerobatics and thrilling new manoeuvres. The Blades display lasts for 15 minutes and includes over 30 exhilarating manoeuvres, containing a variety of mind-blowing aerobatic stunts flown just feet apart.
This year, The Blades are once again flying under the leadership of Blade 1, Mark Cutmore ‘Cutty’. Joining The Blades in 2008 as Blade 3. Cutty then spent three years as the Team’s solo display pilot before taking over as leader in 2012.
Team Leader “Cutty” said: “As always, we’re really looking forward to returning to display at Sunderland this year. It’s a fantastic display site and the fact that so many people from all over the North East come along and watch makes it really special. We’re one of the very few display teams that’s allowed to arrive into a show over the heads of the crowd and it is a truly amazing sight as you fly in to see so many people lined up along the seafront. We have a different opening to the show for 2014 so we’re hoping that the crowds in Sunderland are going to enjoy it!”
Airshow Director Sue Stanhope added: “Every year we aim to deliver a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, both in the air and on the ground.
This year will be no exception. With fantastic ground displays, children’s activities, live music, fairgrounds and fireworks it promises to be a great three-day event that caters for all.”
Friday Evening Event Starts at 6pm and Finishes at 10pm
Event Timings for Saturday and Sunday run from 10am – 6pm both days
Flying Display Starts:
Saturday 12:20pm – 5pm.
Sunday 12pm – 5:15pm.
The Red Arrows will close the show on Saturday and open the Sunday.
PLEASE NOTE – Timings are subject to change
Sunderland International Airshow 2014*
In the air
- Red Arrows (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
- RAF Tutor
- RAF Tucano
- RAF Falcons
- RAF Typhoon
- Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
- Gerald Cooper-Extreme Air
- The Blades
- The Breitling team of Wingwalkers
- The Twister Duo
- The Black Cats
- The Union Jack Dakota
- Ferocious Frankie
- Miss Demeanour Hawker Hunter
- Sea Kings
- Norwegian Vampire
*Please note line up is subject to change.
On the ground
- Friday Night Launch Event
- The Roker Park Family Kingdom
- BBC Newcastle
- Military Ground Show
- BBC WW1 at Home
For all other information visit – http://www.sunderlandlive.co.uk/airshow