2016 Torbay Airshow

Calling all aeroplane aficionados, summer 2016 has a key date for your diary – the first Torbay Airshow. This aero extravaganza is being held from Friday 10th June to Sunday 12th June on Paignton Green in Torbay and will offer some of the finest military and civilian airshow performers, complimented with a range of activities on the ground – including Ladram Bay!

The Military Lineup

The Military RAF aircraft line-up features modern planes flown by the world’s premier Aerobatic Team The Red Arrows, the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, King Air B200.

avro lancaster

Those hoping to see a more classic lineup can look forward to a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which will include the Hawker Hurricane, Avro Lancaster (pictured above) and a Spitfire (pictured below).


The Civilian Lineup

The civilian line up looks pretty special as well, with a Gyro flying display, the Blades (a full-time civilian aerobatic display team comprised of former RAF Red Arrows pilots), the Strikemaster (pictured below), Yakovlevs, the Twister Aerobatic team and the Breitling Wingwalkers.

strikemaster plane

Display Times

Date Village Open Hours Flying Times
Friday 10th June 2pm – 10pm After 9pm
Saturday 11th June 10am – 10pm 2pm – 5pm
Sunday 12th June 10am – 6pm 2pm – 5pm

Getting to the airshow

The event is a 53 minute / 55km drive from Ladram Bay and to ensure a smooth take off we’ve put together a map from Ladram Bay to the Victoria multi storey car park – just minutes from the event (pre-booking parking is advisable).

Attendance is expected to be in the tens of thousands so it is also worth checking out Paigntons numerous park and ride facilities available.

Torbay Airshow Tickets

For those looking for general admission to the Airshow, great news – it’s free and you can enjoy the proceedings from several good vantage points in the Bay!

With an anticipated visitor and local resident numbers expected to reach 150,000 over two days, you can ensure you have the best seats to view the displays in the air and on the ground by purchasing a seated ticket in advance from the Torbay Airshow website – here you will also find additional group tickets and additional parking options.






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