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200,000 people expected to head to Clacton Airshow

Crowds on Clacton beach for day one of airshow Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 200,000 people are expected to line Clacton seafront for its popular 2 day annual airshow.

Tendring District Council say it provides a £5 million boost to the local economy.

Highlights this year include the Battle of Britain memorial flight, the Tiger parachute team and Sally B, the B 17 bomber.

Two more airborne displays were added to the programme at the last minute. The B-25 Mitchell bomber and the Vampire Pair are both taking part.

People arrived early to get a prime position for the airshow Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I am really looking forward to the two days and hope we will get the excellent turnout that seems to grow year on year. This year there will be night flights on August 25th, which will be a first, as will a firework display the same evening."

– Tanya Ferguson, Tendring District Council's Cabinet Member for Tourism and Culture
One of the displays Credit: ITV News Anglia

Flights announced are:

  • Sally-B
  • RAF Red Arrows
  • RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • RAF Typhoon
  • Twister Duo
  • FireFlies
  • Brendan O'Briens "OTTO" the helicopter
  • Tigers Parachute Team
  • B-25 Mitchell
  • Vampire Pair
  • Bronco
  • MiG-15
  • Xtreme XA41
Coming in to land along the shore Credit: ITV News Anglia
Coloured smoke from the parachute display Credit: ITV News Anglia

The airshow which takes place over two days, starting today (Thursday 25th August and Friday 26th August) opens at 11am until 5pm.

Find out more information here.