This year’s Air Festival is not only promising new aircraft, international teams and a better Night Air evening programme, but new and exclusive for Thursday evening is a superb dusk air display.

Set to take place from approximately 8pm, the display will be an incredible opening addition to this year’s much anticipated event. The confirmed line-up includes a host of ‘new for this year’ aircraft and teams – Royal Netherlands Air Force, displaying their fantastic F-16 Fighting Falcon, The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team – ‘The Red Devils’ and war bird Hunter Jet, ‘Miss Demeanour’. .

Jon Weaver, Air Festival Director commented: “We always said that this summer we wanted to give people more reason to stay longer and see more of the resort; the evening display certainly achieves this. As the UK’s leading aviation festival, we have worked hard to create something distinctive and dynamic.”

In addition to the dusk display, Thursday evening only, the ‘Night Air’ evening entertainment (Thursday – Saturday night) also includes street entertainers, performances by Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Collingwood, performing the Beat Retreat, Royal Marines Combat Display Team, hot air balloon glows, outdoor film screenings, al fresco food stalls in the town square and a firework display on Saturday night.