Jul 23 2015

Sunderland International Airshow 2015, 24 – 26 July

sunderland airshow 2015

This year, families are being encouraged to come along enjoy the fantastic flying programme at this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, July 24th – 26th 2014

Time schedule

Friday Evening Event Starts at  6pm and Finishes at 10pm. There will be several flying displays from The Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Typhoon, Tutor, Hawk T2 and twister duo display team. An evening of music will also be performed in Cliffe Park, Seaburn,

Event Timings for Saturday and Sunday run from 10am – 6pm both days

Flying Display Starts:

Saturday 12:20pm – 6pm.
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 2015 Schedule*

In the air (both Saturday and Sunday)

  • Red Arrows
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • RAF Typhoon
  • RAF Tutor
  • Hawk T2
  • The Black Cats
  • Sea Kings HU5
  • The Twister Duo
  • XTREMEAIR XA 41 -Gerald Cooper
  • The Blades
  • P-51 Mustang
  • P-40 Kittyhawk
  • Vampire Flight (x2)
  • Chinook HC4
  • OV10 Bronco
  • Patrouille Reva
  • Mig 15
  • RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
  • Army Tigers Free Fall Display Team

*Please note line up is subject to change.

Whitburn Road and surrounding side streets will be closed from Morrison’s Roundabout to Bungalow Cafe on Friday from 12noon to 11pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 7pm (times are approximate).

Park and ride

Park and ride sites are located at Fulwell Quarry, Community North Sports Complex, Downhill and at the Stadium of Light at a charge of £2 per person return (under 5s free).

The fee will be collected at the bus queue.

These services will travel to and from the rear of Recreation Park (at the heart of #SunAirshow).

All park and ride sites will operate from 8.45am and the last bus leaves the airshow site at 6.45pm – giving you plenty of time to enjoy the entertainment on the ground after the flying displays have ended.

On-site parking

Seafront parking is available at Seaburn Showfield for a fee of £20.00 per car which will be collected at the entrance to the car park. Please follow the signs from major routes.

This parking fee is reduced to £15.00 per car if booked in advance through the Sunderland Live website.

Disabled parking

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

Blue badge holders may also park in the designated areas at the park and ride sites, and in the limited disabled parking spaces on Seaburn Showfield.

Coach parking

Coach parking is available at Harbour View, SR6. No booking necessary. Please follow the signs from all the main routes.

Motorcycle parking

There is a designated motorcycle parking area behind the Seaburn Centre.

Cycle parking

Cycle parking is available at Marine Walk.

Other parking facilities

University of Sunderland, St Peter’s Campus

We anticipate that, as in previous years, the lovely people at the University of Sunderland will be raising money for local charities by opening their car park to airshow visitors for £5 per car – to be confirmed.

Whitburn Cricket Club

Whitburn Cricket Club is about a mile from #SunAirshow and is offering limited secure parking:

  • From 12.00noon on Friday (£5 per car for the afternoon and evening)
  • From around 8.30am on Saturday and Sunday (£10 per car for the day)
  • BBQ, drinks and food are available

Traffic and parking updates

Tune into BBC Newcastle for traffic, travel and parking updates throughout the weekend.

Or, follow #SunAirshow on twitter.

Residents’ permits

All resident permits will be delivered week commencing 13 July.

Any additional permits can be collected from the Administration Cabin on Cliffe Park from Tuesday 21 July onwards. The cabin will open from 10am to 7pm.

Proof of address must be shown. All additional permits will include the applicant’s address before distribution.

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