Lowestoft's first weekend air show hits heights

Wing walkers
Wing walkers at Lowestoft Air Show Photo: ITV Anglia

Thousands of people have turned out for the Lowestoft Air Show - the first time in its 16 year history that it has been held over a weekend. The show has been brought forward so it does not clash with the London Olympics.

But there was disappointment for some on Saturday after high winds forced the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to cancel its display.

Nearly 40 aircraft are due to fly over the two days with the world-famous Red Arrows closing the show.

Among other highlights the return of the Eurofighter Typhoon and the historic B17, the Sally B, the Red Bull Matadors aerobatic team and the Breitling Wingwalkers.

The event costs more than £300,000 to stage and organisers are hoping everyone attending will donate £3 as an entrance fee.

For the first time this year, people who pay for admission will get a 60-page event programme containing more than £170 of money-off vouchers.

Extra trains and increased car parking have been put on and a new car park has been set up at Riverside Road in Lowestoft.

All official air festival parking costs £10 per car with a park and ride service from Dip Farm at Corton - including a free shuttle bus service.

Trains will run from Norwich to Lowestoft tomorrow at 9.28am, 9.50am,10.25am,11.25am and 11.50am, and from Lowestoft to Norwich at 4.15pm, 5.45pm and 6.20pm.

Extra trains will run from Norwich to Lowestoft on Sunday at 9.30am,10am,10.06am,10.40am,

11.25am and 11.49am and 3.40pm; and from Lowestoft to Norwich at 4.52pm, 5.35pm,6.15pm and 6.52pm.

Trains between Ipswich and Lowestoft via Beccles will run as normal with two additional services on Sunday: 8.32am Woodbridge to Lowestoft and 5.30pm Lowestoft to Ipswich.