Clacton Airshow set for landmark 30th event

Planning is underway for this year’s Clacton Airshow, which is marking its 30th event. Tendring District Council’s Airshow organising team is planning options with its flight director partners TSA Consulting Ltd to make the landmark an extra-special event on 24-25 August. Flight organisations such as the RAF are assessing our bids for flight displays.

The 29th Clacton Airshow, held on 25-26 August last year, saw one of the event’s busiest-ever days on day two. The flight display included the RAF Red Arrows (sponsored by Lightspeed Broadband), the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (sponsored by Befibre) and a twilight display on the first evening.

Drone footage taken during the 2022 Airshow has been revealed this week on the Essex Sunshine Coast social media channels and the Clacton Airshow website. TDC worked with the flight director team to fly the drone shortly before the Red Arrows took to the Clacton skies on the second day of the 2022 event, and will use the footage to promote the area. It is thought to be the first time a drone has been flown at the Clacton Airshow, which has strictly controlled airspace for safety reasons, and the video reveals the scale of crowds at the 29th event.