Airshow Programme Saturday


The English Riviera Airshow will take over the seafront of Paignton to create a FREE summer day out for all the family. 

You can take in all the fun of the fair with plenty of rides and carnival stalls on Paignton Green, pick up some delicious treats from our wide array of food and drink stalls.  

You can also pay a visit to our visiting RAF crews, where you can stop on by and say hello to crews from the Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Royal Navy and Army.

Airshow Display Programme 

13:00 – 14.00:

 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is a symbol of the Royal Air Force’s finest hour. The Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire are three of the most iconic aircraft in world aviation history. 

The Blades

The Blades are a leading display team, world-famous for flying close-formation aerobatics to the highest level.


An extremely capable and highly versatile support helicopter, the awesome Chinook will bring it’s huge rotor span of 60ft to the seafront. 

14.30 – 15.30: 

The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team

This is one of the country’s top display teams, made up of hugely experienced parachutists from The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

Pitts Special

G-EWIZ is a 30 Pitts S2S muscle Biplane from by South West local hero Rich Goodwiin, famous for painting smiley faces in the sky! 


The iconic Supermarine Spitfire was critical in defeating Luftwaffe air attacks during the Battle of Britain in 1940. 

15.30 – 16.30: 


Flown by Mark Petrie, the BAC Strikemaster light attack aircraft is an English Riviera Airshow favourite. 

Yakolev Yak 50s

This aircraft was designed in the Soviet Union (first flown in 1973) for one thing only – to win aerobatic competitions, especially on the international stage. 

17.00 – 18.00: 

RAF Red Arrows

The iconic Red Arrows return to the English Riviera Airshow to close the show on Saturday and open it in style on Sunday.