It may only be a matter of weeks since the last time the airshow committee gather, but a lot has happened in the mean time.
The show publicity machine is now getting up-to speed with new posters and flyer already in production. The first major press releases will be on their way ready for the local papers and aviation magazines too.
Traders are now booking their pitches too, and classic car and military vehicle are starting to enquire about joining the show.
On the aviation front, we’re still waiting to hear back from the military who will start feeding through their allocations though we are delighted that one our longest supporters, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, will once again be with us with their standard contingent of Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane.
The military allocations tend to shape the rest of the show, but a few acts have been booked ahead of this. All being well we will be welcoming back the full fourship display from the Breitling Wingwalkers. Though the team are regulars across Europe, the four-ship display is seen very rarely and Shoreham will once again be one of the few venues to witness this unique display. Joining them will be the SWIP Team, GliderFX, Plane Sailing’s Catalina and the entire Great War Display Team.
The first of the new acts to Shoreham for 2012 has also been booked. Former Team Viper pilot Dan Arlett will be displaying a BAC Jet Provist T5 as part of the show’s Central Flying School Cenentary theme. Dan, who is a current CFS pilot, will be operating from Shoreham itself and the aircraft will be wearing special CFS100 decals for the 2012 display season.
Another event for people interested in aviation photography is also being planned by the Shoreham Airshow media team. Renowned air to air photography and Media team member will be goving a presentation on how he goes about capturing stunning images for the Royal Air Force and BAE Systems of aircraft such as Eurofighter Typhoon. The presentation will be take place at Shoreham Airport Terminal Building on the 18th April in the restaurant. Tickets are priced just £15 and are now available from http://phototalk.shorehamairshow.co.uk.
Tickets for the main show are also available now from the main show website: http://www.shorehamairshow.co.uk