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Southend Airshow 1988 Airshow: 3. Date: Monday 30th May 1988. Sponsored By: Budweiser. Notes: 1st commercial sponsor. Flight Schedule. 1:30 Catalina take off from sea, Shackleton, USAF (A10, F111, F15, F16), Concorde, RAF Harrier, Gazelle, Sea Fury + Firefly, Stearman - Girl on the wing, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Phantom, Marlboro Aerobatic Team, Tornado, Focke Wulf 190, Kittyhawk, Mustang, Spitfire, Corsiar, Jaguar Cars Extra, Sea Harrier, 5:05 Red Arrows.
Southend Airshow 1990 Airshow: 5. Date: Sunday 27th May & Monday 28th May 1990. Sponsored By: Network Southeast. Notes: Free Gift Packs, Sundays flying was billed as a preview to the main event on Monday. Flight Schedule Pre-view 27th May 1990. 1:00 The Falcons RAF Parachute Display Team, 2:30 AAC Eagles, Bae 146 (TNT), Shacklcton, RN Historic Flight, Pussers Pair RN Helicopter Display Team, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Sea King, Royal Engineers Parachute Display Team, Tucano, Tornado, Hunter, Sea Harrier. Flight Schedule 28th May 1990. 1:45 Red Arrows, Girls on the Wings, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Pussers Pair, Shackleton, Bae 146 (TNT), Harrier GR5, Jaguar Cars Extra, Tucano, The Eagles, Patroville Martini, Tornado, Yak, Sea King, Royal Engineers Parachute Display Team, RN Historic Flight, Corsair, A10 (fly by), Toyota Pitts Display Team, Sea Harrier, Vulcan.
Southend Airshow 1986 Airshow: 1. Date: Monday 26th May 1986. Sponsored By: Southend Council. Theme/Commemorating: Grand Finale to the Spring Festival. Notes: Also due to appear at the show was the RAF Vintage Pair. The two aircraft a Meteor and a Vampire collided in mid-air the day before at the Mildenhall air show, the crew of the Vampire bailed out, the crew of the meteor didn't have ejector sets, they were killed when the aircraft hit the ground. Flight Schedule. 1:45 Jaguar, 2:00 Zlin, 2:07 Ultimate Pitts, 2:14 Tiger Moth girl on the wing, 2:21 Fokker Triplane, 2:28 Concorde, 2:35 Catalina Landing on Sea, 2:47 Wallis Autogyro, 2:54 Marlborough, 3:06 Stampe, 3:13 FockleWulf 190, 3:20 Spitfire, 3:27 Buffer, 3:32 Kitty hawk, 3:39 RN Historic Flight, 3:48 Aces High T33, 3:55 Gazelle, 4:11 F15 (fly past), 4:13 Lancaster, 4:20 Catalina (take off from sea), 4:27 Corsair, 4:34 Unipart Duo, 4:44 Toyota Pitts, 4:51 F16 (fly past), 4:53 Red Arrows. Additional Items: British Air Ferries Viscount, British Air Ferries Herald, Monarch 757, Britannia 767, Orion 737-300, KLM-ATL- 42, RAF Falcons, Ultimate Pitts G-SPIN, Grumman Widgeon N444N.
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Southend Airshow 1987 Airshow: 2. Date: Monday 25th may 1987. Sponsored By: Southend Council. Notes: 1st stand alone airshow. Flight Schedule. 12:00 Red Arrows, Stearman - Girl on the wing, Gazelle demo, Twin Boom Duo, Gazelle take off from airport, Toyota Pitts, Shackleton, Hawk, Royal Navy Historic Flight, Unipart Duo, Hairier, Fokker Triplane, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Concorde, RF 4 fly through, F111 fly through, A10, F15, 14:45 Tornado.
The very first seafront airshow took place on Friday 23rd August 1912, when Claude Graham-white along with several other pilots put on a flying demonstration in their new seaplanes. White who was flying his Henri Farman Hydro-plane landed just west of the Pier he was joined by two other aviators who had flown from Margate in Kent, they arrived in Bleroit seaplanes which was part of the "Wake up Britain Campaign." Apart from the occasional display by the Red Arrows including one in 1978 and displays by the Rothmans Aerobatic Team in the early 1980s, it would be some 74 years before an airshow was to be seen on the seafront again. The first annual seafront airshow took to the skies on Monday 26th May 1986 as the Grand Finale of the Spring Festival. This was the only year that there was a fee charged to enter the cordoned off display area from Shorefields Road to the Three Shells. Adults were charged £3 whilst children aged 3-16 were £1. To stop people cheating the entrance fee a 8ft high scaffolding covered with nylon netting was erected. The star of the show was without doubt the double pass by Concorde carrying 150 passengers whilst on its way back from a trip round the Bay of Biscay to Heathrow. Concorde returned for the 1987 show again making a double pass whilst returning to Heathrow on another Bay of Biscay pleasure flight, for the final year of Concorde's airshow appearance in 1988, British Airways arranged a special flight for the Southend Airshow, this time making three passes. This year also saw the first commercial sponsor in the shape of American beer, Budweiser. The company sold 500,000 drinks throughout the day, this was made of 20,000 pints and a staggering 480,000 soft drinks, 1p from each drink sold was donated to charity. In 1989 the Coco-Cola company launched a new brand of drink called "Sprite." The Southend Airshow was selected to be one of the very first places in the UK to showcase the new drink. The airshow had now secured a new sponsor for the event, this was the railway company Network Southeast at that time still part of British Rail. This relationship would last for 12 years, even though during this period privatisation of the network took place in 1994 when the line became LTS Rail owned by Prism Rail, and a further sale to the First Group, with a further name change again in 2000 when it became C2C. From 2001 the seafront Westcliff Casino took over the sponsorship. The Casino based right at the centre of the flight line provided commanding views of the show and first class catering for its members and invited guests. The casino sponsored the airshow until 2008, the last year of its sponsorship saw the casino change its name to Maxims. With the worst recession in British history hitting its peak during 2009, companies were not in a position to release funds for sponsorship packages, so Southend Council decided that without a commercial sponsor it would fund the event itself, but to make cut-backs in-order to keep the costs down. The same year also saw a major restructuring of the Southend special events programme take place, this saw the Feast of Festivals theme, with the airshow re-branded as the Festival of The Air. The Southend Airshow has seen the debut of a number of displays and aircraft, including the RAFs new training aircraft the Shorts Tucano in 1990 followed by the latest state of the art front line attack aircraft the Eurofighter Typhoon T1. In 2005 the Typhoon F1, and in 2006. Teams have also made their debut UK appearances at Southend, including the new Plane Sailing Consolidated Catalina G-PBYA (F-FNJF) in 2005, the Blades formation team in 2006 and the Hong Kong Oasis Boeing 747 in 2007.
Southend Airshow 1989 Airshow: 4. Date: Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 1989. Sponsored By: Network Southeast. Theme/Commemorating: Charity in Action. Notes: Free Gift Packs, Charity in Action Airshow. Flight Schedule 28th May. Red Arrows, Yak50, Sea Venom, Corsair, Jet Provost, Sea Fury, F111, F18, Bearcat, Hunter, Shackleton. Flight Schedule 29th May. The Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, VC10, F4 Phantom, Harrier, Jaguar, Hawk, RN Sea Harrier, Sea Fury, Firefly, CF-18f Hornet, F-27 R Neth AF, F-15, F-16, A-10, F-111, Toyota Pitts Special Team, Yugo Flying Circus Girl on the Wing, Skyhawk Acrobatic Team, YAK 50, Zlin 50, Vought Corsair, Grumman Bearcat, P.T. Pair, Sea Venom.
Southend Airshow 1991 Airshow: 6. Date: Sunday 26th & Monday 27th May 1991. Sponsored By: Network Southeast. Notes: Free Programme, First full two day airshow. Flight Schedule 26th May 1991. 2:00-3:00 Sharks, Bulldog, Tucano, Hawk, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Hunter, 3:00-4:00 Sea Kings, Tornado, Falcons, Nimrod, Jetstream, 4:00-5:00 Eagles, Bae 146, Shackleton, Harrier, Vulcan. Flight Schedule Monday 27th May. 1:30-2:00 Sharks, RN Historic Flight, Bulldog, 2:00-3:00 Vulcan, Shackleton, Lynx, Hawk, Jetstream, Bae 146, 3:00-4:00 Sea Kings, Tucano, Red Arrows, B-17, Eagles, 4:00-5:00 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Falcons, Girls on the Wing, Harrier, Tornado.
Southend Airshow 1992 Airshow: 7. Date: Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 1992. Sponsored By: Network Southeast. Theme/Commemorating: Town Centenary Airshow. Notes: Free Programme. Flight Schedule 24th May 1992. 2:00-3:00 Sea King, Falcons, AAC Eagles, Laser Z200, Phantom, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 3:00-4:00 Tornado, Lynx, Buccaneer, B17, Grasshoppers, 4:00-5:30 Harrier, Tucano, Hawk, Team, Toyota, Jaguar, Sharks, Ecco. Flight Schedule 25th May 1992. 1:15-2:00 Sea King, Falcons, AAC Eagles, Laser Z200, Vulcan, 2:00-3:00 Lynx, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Team Toyota, Tucano, Hawk, Sharks, 3:00-4:00 Buccaneer, Harrier, Ecco, B17, Crunchie Flying Circus, 4:00-5:00 Firefly, Jaguar, Nimrod, Grasshoppers, Tornado, Red Arrows.
Southend Airshow 1993 Airshow: 8. Date: Sunday 30th & Monday 31st May 1993. Sponsored By: Network Southeast. Flight Schedule 30th May 1993. 2:00 Red Arrows, Lynx Pair, BBMF, Buccaneer, 3:00 Gazelles, Nimrod, Tucano, F16, Sea Kings, Royal Marines, 4:00 Silver Eagles, F27, Tornado, Hawk, Grasshoppers, Harrier, RAF Falcons. Flight Schedule Monday 31st May 1993. 1:10 RAF Falcons, Crunchie, Lynx Pair, Toyota Team, 2:00 BBMF, Buccaneer, Sea Kings, Swordfish, Nimrod, 3:00 Red Arrows, F27, Silver Eagles, Royal Marines, F16, 4:00 Grasshoppers, Tucano, Hawk, Gazelles, Harrier, Tornado.
Southend Airshow 1994 Airshow: 9. Date: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June 1994. Sponsored By: LTS Rail (Prism Rail). Theme/Commemorating: 50th Anniversary of D-Day. Notes: First show sponsored by newly privatised railway company. Flight Schedule 4th June 1994. 2:00 Falcons, Harvard Race, Grasshoppers, Tucano, Hawk, Extra 300, 3:00 Swordfish, Harrier, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, F27, Stampe, 4:00 Royal Marines Parachute Team, Bae 146, Jaguar, Dakota, Spitfire & Mustang, Blue Eagles, 5:00 Tornado. Flight Schedule 5th June 1994. Sea King, 1:30 Hawk, Crunchie Flying Circus, Harrier, 2:00 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Blue Eagles, Royal Marines Parachute Team, Tucano, Bae 146, 3:00 Red Arrows, Harvard Pair, F27, Grasshoppers, 4:00 Stampe, Falcons, Jaguar, Mosquito, Spitfire/Thunderbolt & 2 Mustangs, Tornado.
Southend Airshow 1995 Airshow: 10. Date: Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 1995. Sponsored By: LTS Rail. Notes: First evening display segment. Flight Schedule 28th May 1995. 2:00 Gazelle Pair, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Sea King, Fokker DRl, Avro 504 & 2 SESa's, Nimrod, Extra Duo, 3:00 Tornado, Avenger, Crunchie, Corsair, Grasshoppers, 4:00 Jaguar, Stampe, F27, Harrier, Sukhoi SU-31, Blue Eagles, F16, 8:00 Red Arrows, Falcons, 9:30 Fireworks. Flight Schedule 29th May 1995. 1:40 Gazelle Pair, Swordfish, Nimrod, 2:00 Grasshoppers, Jaguar, Crunchie, Avenger, Sea King, 3:00 Red Arrows, F27, Falcons, Stampe, B17, 4:00 Blue Eagles, F16, Blenheim, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Sukhoi SU-31, Harrier, 5:20 Tornado.
Southend Airshow 1996 Airshow: 11. Date: Sunday 26th & Monday 27th May 1996. Sponsored By: LTS Rail. Flight Schedule 26th May 1996. 2:00 Tornado, Catalina, Canberra, PC7, RN Historic Flight, 3:00 Jet Provost Pair, Extra, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Bulldog, Jaguar, 4:00 Sea King SAR Demo, B17, Blue Eagles, Stampe, AgustaBell412, Harrier, 5:00 F16, 7:30 Crunchie, Antonov AN2, 8:00 Red Arrows, 9:30 Fireworks. Flight Schedule 27th May 1996. 1:30 Blue Eagles, Stampe, Antonov AN2, RN Historic Flight, Hawk, PC7, 2:30 Vimy, Bulldog, F16, 3:00 Red Arrows, Extra, Crunchie Flying Circus, Jaguar, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 4:15 Freccci Tricolori, AgustaBell412, B17, Harrier, 5:10 Tornado.
Southend Airshow 1997 Airshow: 12. Date: Sunday 25th & Monday 26th May 1997. Sponsored By: LTS Rail. Flight Schedule 25th May 1997. 2:00 Sea King, Tornado, Tucano, RN Lynx, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 3:00 Rover Duo, Swordfish, Sea Hawk, Crunchie, Catalina, Extra, 4:00 Nimrod, Dutch Lynx/Bell 412, Stampe, Sea Harrier, Blue Eagles, Harrier, 7:30 RAF Falcons, 8:00 Red Arrows, 9:45 Fireworks. Flight Schedule 26th May 1997. 1:20 RAF Falcons, Sea Harrier, Blue Eagles, Stampe, 2:00 Tucano, Extra, Nimrod, Crunchie, RN Lynx, Sea Hawk, 3:00 Red Arrows, Swordfish, PC-7, Dutch Lynx/Bell 412, Hawk, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 4:15 Frecci Tricolori, Tornado, Rover Duo, 5:00 Harrier.
Southend Airshow 1998 Airshow: 13. Date: Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 1998. Sponsored By: LTS Rail. Notes: Thrust SSC on display. Flight Schedule 24th May 1998. 1:10 Catalina (water landing), RAF Sea King SAR Demo, 2:00 Bell 412, Bolkow 105, Canberra, Swordfish, Sea Harrier, Tucano, 3:00 Extra, RN Lynx, Sukhoi Pair, Tornado F3, Aerostars, 4:00 Crunchie Flying, Circus, B17, Nimrod, Blue Eagles, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 5:00 Boeing 757, Harrier Royal Marines abseiling from Sea King, 7:30 RAF Falcons, 9:30 Fireworks. Flight Schedule 25th May 1998. 1:20 Catalina (water landing), Bell412, PC7, 2:00 Nimrod, Blue Eagles, Sea Harrier, Tucano, RN Lynx, 3:00 Strikemaster Pair, Aerostars, Bolkow 105, Crunchie, B17, Tornado F3, Sukhoi Pair, 5:00 Harrier, RAF Falcons, Royal Marines abseil from Sea King.
Southend Airshow 1999 Airshow: 14. Date: Sunday 30th & Monday 31st MAY 1999. Sponsored By: LTS Rail. Notes: Pyrotechnics. Flight Schedule 30th May 1999. 2:00 RAF SAR Sea King, 2:17 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 2:34 Sea Harrier, 2:44 The Warbirds (Spitfire, Mustang, Kittyhawk & BF109), 2:56 Utterly Butterly Barnstormers, 3:09 Tornado F3, 3:21 Bolkow 105, 3:28 Nimrod, 3:37 Aerostars, 3:51 Canberra, 4:00 Extra, 4:10 SeaKing Mk4(RN), 4:20 Swordfish, 4:28 Jaguar, 4:38 Sukhoi duo, 4:51 Blue Eagles, 5:06 Tornado GR1, 5:15 Harrier, 7:10 Red Arrows, 8:00 Red Devils, (or revised flight schedule. 7:05 RAF Falcons, 7:20 Red Arrows, 7:50 Red Devils), 9:30 Fireworks. Flight Schedule 31st May 1999. 1:37 Sea Harrier, 1:47 Blue Eagles, 2:02 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 2:19 Tornado F3, 2:31 Warbirds, 2:43 Utterly Butterly Barnstormers, 3:00 Red Arrows, 3:21 Bolkow 105, 3:28 Nimrod, 3:37 Aerostars, 3:51 Canberra, 4:00 Pitts Special, 4:10 Sea King Mk4(RN), 4:20 Swordfish, 4:28 Jaguar, 4:38 Sukhoi duo, 4:51 Tornado GR1, 5:01 Harrier, 5:13 Falcons.
Southend Airshow 2000 Airshow: 15. Date: Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 2000. Sponsored By: C2C. Notes: New name for LTS Rail after buy out by Stagecoach. Flight Schedule 28th May 2000. 1:30 Royal Marines abseil, 1:50 Bolkow 105, 1:57 Canberra, 2:07 Nimrod, 2:16 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 2:33 Extra, 2:43 Sea Fury, 2:53 Royal Navy Sea King, 3:03 F117a, 3:15 Tucano, 3:22 Pitts Special, 3:32 Dakota, 3:39 RAF Falcons, 3:50 Utterly Butterly Barnstormers, 4:02 Aerostars, 4:16 F16, 4:28 Jaguar, 4:37 Fouga Magister, 4:49 Blue Eagles, 5:01 Tornado GR1, 5:22 Harrier, 7:00 SAR Demo, 7:30 Les Apaches, 8:00 Red Arrows, 9:30 Fireworks. Flight Schedule 29th May 2000. 12:52 Luftwaffe Tornados, 12:58 Bolkow 105, 1:05 F16, 1:16 Fouga Magister, 1:28 Utterly Butterly Banstormers, 1:40 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 1:57 RAF Falcons, 2:08 Dakota, 2:15 Blue Eagles, 2:27 Sea Fury, 2:37 PC7, 2:47 Canberra, 3:00 Red Arrows, 3:25 Nimrod, 3:34 Les Apachies, 3:47 Extra, 4:00 Frecce Tricolori, 4:25 Jaguar, 4:35 Tucano, 4:44 Saab 105, 4:52 Pitts Special, 5:02 Saab Draken, 5:10 F117a, 5:20 Tornado GR1, 5:29 Harrier, 5:45 Marines abseil.
Southend Airshow 2001 Airshow: 16. Date: Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May 2001. Sponsored By: Westcliff Casino. Notes: New Sponsor. Flight Schedule 27th May 2001. 1:00 RAF Falcons Royal Marines Abseil, Bolkow 105, Lynx (Dutch Navy), Lynx Pair- (Royal Navy), 2:00 Red Arrows, B17, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Pitts S2c, 3:00 Tornado GR4, Jaguar, Tucano, Nimrod, Royal Navy Sea King, Aerostars, Royal Marines fast rope, 4:00 Utterly Butterlys, Hawk, Extra Duo, Les Apaches, 5:00 Blue Eagles, Tornado F3, Harrier. Flight Schedule 28th May 2001. 1:00 RAF Falcons Royal Marines Abseil, Bolkow 105, Lynx (Dutch Navy), Tucano, 2:00 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Blue, Eagles Tornado F3, Les Apaches, Nimrod, 3:00 Aerostars, Royal Navy, Sea King, Utterly Butterlys, Hawk, Pitts S2c, 4:00 Red Arrows, Royal Marines fast rope, Lynx Pair- (RN), Boeing 757, 5:00 Jaguar, Extra Duo, Tornado GRI, Harrier, RAF Sea King.
Southend Airshow 2002 Airshow: 17. Date: Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd June 2002. Sponsored By: Westcliff Casino. Theme/Commemorating: Queens Golden Jubilee. Notes: The end of May Bank Holiday was moved to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee. Flight Schedule 2nd June 2002. 13:00 Bolkow 105, Royal Marines abseil, RAF Falcons, Hawk, Tornado F3, 14:00 Blue Eagles, Sukhoi 26, Extra Duo, Jaguar, Stearman Duo, 15:00 Lynx, Corsair, Swordfish, Tucano, Tornado ECR, Aerostars, 16:00 Tutor, BBMF, Les Apaches, RAF SAR Sea King, Harrier, Red Arrows, Royal Marines fast rope. Flight Schedule 3rd June 2002. 13:00 Bolkow 105, Royal Marines abseil, RAF Falcons, Hawk, Nimrod, 14:00 Tornado F3, Blue Eagles, Sukhoi 26, Stearman Duo, Les Apaches, 15:00 Jaguar, Lynx, Swordfish, Corsair, Tucano, Tornado ECR, 16:00 BBMF, Tutor, Aerostars, Extra Duo, Harrier, 17:00 Red Arrows, Royal Marines fast rope.
Southend Airshow 2003 Airshow: 18. Date: Sunday 25th & Monday 26th May 2003. Sponsored By: Westcliff Casino. Flight Schedule 25th May 2003. 12.06 - 12.25 Red Arrows, 13.05 RNLI Demonstration, 13.25 Air Ambulance,, Falcons,, Tutor, Sea Vixen, 14.00 Tucano, Spitfire*, Hawk,, AF SAR Sea King,, Canberra**, Sukhoi 26, 15.00 T33, Aerostars, Harrier, Girls on the Wing, Nimrod, 16.00 RN Lynx Pair, BBMF, Jaguar, Extra Duo, Tornado F3. Flight Schedule 26th May 2003. 13.05 RNLI Demonstration, Falcons, Tutor, Extra Duo, 14.00-Sea Vixen, Tucano, Spitfire*, Hawk, RN SAR Sea King, Canberra**, 15.00 Sukhoi 26, T33, BBMF, Aerostars, 16.00 Harrier, Girls on the Wing (4 Ship), Nimrod, RN Lynx Pair, Jaguar, Tornado F3 17.00 Red Arrows. * Replaced by Mustang, ** Replaced by F86a Sabre.
Southend Airshow 2004 Airshow: 19. Date: Sunday 30th & Monday 31st May 2004. Sponsored By: Westcliff Casino. Flight Schedule 30th May 2004. 13:24 Sea Vixen, 13:34-13:38 EC 135, 13:40-13:48 RAF Falcons, 13:51-13:59 MH53, 14:01-14:08 Tucano, 14:10-14:17 Hawk, 14:19-14:29 Extra Pair, 14:31-14:39 Catalina (1st UK Display), 14:41-14:49, SAR Sea King, 14:51-15:04 Aerostars, 15:06-15:21 BBMF*, 15:22-15:30 T33, 15:32-15:44 Utterly Butterly, 15:46-15:54 Jaguar, 1600-16:22 Red Arrows, 16:26-16:33 Nimrod, 16:35-16:44 RN Lynx pair**, 16:46-16:56 SU26, 16:58-17:06 Hunter***, 17:08-17:16 Tornado, 17:18-17:28 Harrier. * Spitfire had oil leak in flight and made safe emergency landing at Southend, ** Rotor Failure during practice saw only a single ship display—Twice! *** Tail strike on landing at Southend. Flight Schedule 31stMay 2004. 1328-1336 Sea Vixen, 13:38-13:42 EC 135, 13:44-13:51 Tucano, 13:53-14:00 Hawk, 14:04-14:14 Extra Pair, 14:16-14:24 RAF Falcons, 14:27-14:35 Catalina, 14:37-14:45 MH53, 14:47-15:00 Aerostars, 15:02, 15:17 BBMF, 15:18-15:26 T33, 15:28-15:40 Utterly Butterly, 15:42-15:50 Jaguar, 15:52-15:59 Nimrod, 16:01-16:10 RN Lynx pair*, 16:12-16:22 SU26, 16:34-16:42 Tornado, 16:44-16:54 Harrier, 1700-17:22 Red Arrows. * Single ship display.
Southend Airshow 2005 Airshow: 20. Date: Sunday 29th & Monday 30th May 2005. Sponsored By: Westcliff Casino. Notes: 20th Anniversary, 1st full public display by the Eurofighter Typhoon T1. Flight Schedule 29th May 2005. 12:15 RNLI Hovercraft, 12:45 Police Skyshout, 13:05-13:13 RAF Falcons(C130), 13:15-13:24 Tornado F3, 13:30-13:52 Red Arrows, 13:57-14:05 Merlin, 14:07-14:22 BBMF, 14:23-14:28 Dornier 328, 14:30- 14:36 Tucano, 14:38-14:46 Sea Vixen, 14:48-14:53 Merlin with the Reds, 14:53-15:00 Hawk, 15:02- 15:11 Jaguar, 15:13-15:26 Aerostars, 15:28-15:38 SU26, 15:40-15:49 Harrier, 15:51-16:03 Stearman 4, 16:05-16:17 Matadors(2 SU26), 16:19-16:28 Lynx Pair, 16:30-16:36 B757 DHL, 16:40-17:00 Breightling 5 L39s, 17:03-17:11 Royal Marines Sea King, 17:13-17:21 Typhoon. Flight Schedule 30th May 2005. 12:15 RNLI Hovercraft, 12:45 Police Skyshout, 13:05-13:13 RAF Falcons, 13:18-13:26 Merlin, 13:28- 13:37 Tornado F3, 13:41-14:01 Breightling, 14:04-14:16 Stearman 4, 14:18-14:26 SAR Sea King, 14:28- 14:34 Tucano, 14:36-14:41 Dornier 328, 14:43-14:51 Sea Vixen, 14:53-15:03 SU26, 15:05-15:12 Hawk, 15:14-15:23 Jaguar, 15:25-15:38 Aerostars, 15:40-15:55 BBMF, 16:00-16:22 Red Arrows, 16:27-16:36 Lynx Pair, 16:38-16:50 Matadors, 16:52-17:01 Harrier, 17:03-17:09 B757, 17:11-17:19 Royal Marines Sea King, 17:21-17:29 Typhoon.
Southend Airshow 2006 Airshow: 21. Date: Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 2006. Sponsored By: Westcliff Casino. Notes: First full public display by Eurofighter Typhoon F2. Flight Schedule 28th May 2006. 13.00 S&R Sea King, EC135 Air Ambulance, B-17 Sally B, P-51D Mustangs x 2, Utterly Butterly, Tucano 14.00 Sea King Demo, Tornado GR4, Sukhoi Su-26, E. E Canberra, Aerostars, 15.00 Hawker Hunter, RN Black Cats, BAe Hawk, Blades 4 x Extra 300, C-130J Hercules, BAe Harrier GR7, 16.00 Pitts Special, Chinook HC2, Patrouille Reva, BBMF, RAF Falcons, Typhoon. Flight Schedule 29th May 2006. 12.00 RAF Falcons, 13.10 EC135 Air Ambulance, Pitts Special, B-17 Sally B, P-51D Mustang x 2, Patrouille Reva, 14.00 RAF Tucano, RN Black Cats, Tornado GR4, Sukhoi SU-26, E. E Canberra, 15.00 Aerostars, Hawker Hunter, The Blades, RM Sea King, RAF Hawk, 16.00 BBMF, Utterly Butterly, C-130 J Hercules, BAe Harrier GR7, Chinook, Typhoon.
Southend Airshow 2007 Airshow: 22. Date: Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May 2007. Sponsored By: Westcliff Casino. Notes: UK debut of the Oasis Hong Kong Boeing 747 display. Flight Schedule 27th May 2007. 12:00 RNLI Hovercraft Demonstration, 13:20 Sea King SAR, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Team Guinot, Hunter, Black Cats, Sukhoi 26, Canberra, 15:00 Catalina, RAF Tucano, The Blades, Hawk, Chinook helicopter, Tutor, 16:00 Boeing 747, The B-17, Spitfire and Messerschmitt, RAF Falcons, 17:00 Red Arrows. Flight Schedule 28th May 2007. 12:00 RNLI Hovercraft demonstration, 13:00 Sea King SAR, 13:30 Tutor, Tucano, Hawk, Black Cats, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Canberra, Catalina, 15:00 Red Arrows, 15:30 Sukhoi 26, RAF Falcons, Hunter, Chinook helicopter, The Blades, Team Guinot, B-17, Spitfire and Messerschmitt, 17:00 Typhoon.
Southend Airshow 2008 Airshow: 23. Date: Sunday 25th & Monday 26th May 2008. Sponsored By: Maxims Casino (formerly Westcliff Casino). Flight Schedule 25th May 2008. 13:00 C-130K - Hercules, Falcons Parachute Team, Black Cats (Navy Helicopter Display Team), Stearman x2 - Team Guinot Wingwalkers, 14:00 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Hurricanes, Spitfires), Search & Rescue Role Demo, Merlin, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, 15:00 The Blades - Extra 300 x4, Catalina, Warbirds - 2x ME-108 1x Spitfire, Tutor T1, DH Vampire, 16:00 Tucano T1, Gnat, Hunter F58, Typhoon, Swift Team - Extra 300, Red Arrows. Flight Schedule 26th May 2008. 13:00 C-130K - Hercules, Falcons Parachute Team, Swift Team - Extra 300, B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, 14:00 Merlin HM, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Hurricanes, Spitfires), The Blades - Extra 300 x4, Catalina, Tutor T1, 15:00 Warbirds - 2x Me-108 1x Spitfire, DH Vampire, Tucano T1, Black Cats (Navy Helicopter Display Team), Stearman x2 - Team Guinot Wingwalkers, 16:00 Gnat, Search & Rescue Role Demo, Hunter F58, Typhoon F2, Red Arrows.
Southend Airshow 2009 Airshow: 24. Date: Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May 2009. Sponsored By: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Flight Schedule 24th May 2009. 1:50 SAR Demo, Mustang, B25, Black Cats, Guinot, 3:00 BBMF, Matadors, Apache, Hawk, Tutor, Gnat Pair, 4:00 Red Arrows, Swift Team*, Typhoon, 5:00 RAF Falcons *Swift Glider, Pa25 Pawnee & Twister S1. Flight Schedule 25th May 2009. 2:30 Swift Team*, BBMF, 3:00 Red Arrows, Black Cats, Guinot, 4:00 Tutor, Mustang, B25, Gant Pair, Matadors, 5:00 Apache, Hawk, Typhoon, RAF Falcons. *Swift Glider, Pa25 Pawnee & Twister S1.
Southend Airshow 2010 Airshow: 26. Date: Sunday 30th & Monday 31st May 2010. Sponsored By: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Flight Schedule 30th May 2010. 1:30 RNLI Sail Past, 2:00 Mustang, Sabre, Blades, Catalina, 3:00 Team Viper 4x Strikemaster, CAP232, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Black 1 (Lynx Helicopter), Black 1 & Swordfish, 4:00 Swordfish*, Wingwalk Formations, Sea King, Tutor, Tucano, 5:00 Hawk, Red Gnats, Typhoon, 5:30 RAF Falcons. * Replaced by Seahawk. Flight Schedule 31st May 2010. 1:30 RNLI Sail Past, 2:00 Red Gnats, Blades, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Tutor, Tucano, 3:00 Hawk, Catalina, Bell412 RNeth AF, Sabre, Wingwalk Formation, 4:00 Black 1 (Lynx Helicopter), Black 1 & Swordfish, Swordfish*, Sea King, Twister Duo, CAP 232, 5:00 Typhoon, Team Viper, Kittyhawk, RAF Falcons. * Replaced by Seahawk.
Southend Airshow 2011 Airshow: 26. Date: Saturday 28th May & Sunday 29th May 2011. Sponsored by: Southend Borough Council. Flight Schedule 28th May 2011. 15:00 - 18:00, RAF Falcons Parachute Team, Tucano, Tutor, SAR Sea King, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire), Hawk, RN Merlin, RN Solo Lynx, RV8tors, Breitling Wingwalkers, P51 Mustang, Tornado role demo, SWIP Team (Twisters), Vampire, Vulcan. Flight Schedule 29th May 2011. 14:00 - 17:00, RAF Falcons Parachute Team, Tucano, Tutor, SAR Sea King, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire), Hawk, RN Merlin, RN Solo Lynx, RV8tors, Breitling Wingwalkers, P51 Mustang, SWIP Team (Twisters), Tornado role demo, Vampire, Blades, Red Arrows.
Southend Airshow 2012 Airshow: 27. Date: Saturday 26th May & Sunday 27th May 2012. Sponsored by: Easyjet. Flight Schedule 26th May 2012. 1500-1508 Hawk, 1510-1525 Blades, 1525-1536 Kittyhawk, 1537-1543 Tutor, 1545-1553 King Air, 1555- 1558 EZY A319, 1600-1618 BBMF, 1620-1630 Black Cats, 1632-1640 Jet Provost, 1642-1650 Tucano, 1652-1703 Trig Team, 1705-1711 Sbach 300, 1713-1728 Wingwalk, 1730-1740 SWIP team, 1742-1749 Spitfire, 1751-1759 Typhoon. Flight Schedule 27th May 2012. 1400-1418 BBMF, 1420-1426 Tutor, 1428-1443 Blades, 1445-1453 Tucano, 1455-1503 Hawk, 1505-1512 Spitfire, 1514-1525 Trig Team, 1527-1537 Black Cats, 1539-1546 Wingwalk, 1548-1556 Mustang, 1558- 1606 King Air, 1608-1614 Sbach 300, 1616-1626 Kittyhawk, 1628-1638 SWIP team, 1640-1648 Jet Provost, 1650-1658 Typhoon.
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Helicopter Pleasure Flights
RAF Falcons landing in Priory Park
Red Arrows
Argentinian Aerospatiale Alouette III
Red Arrow Hawk
Red Arrows Display
Gazelle & Swordfish
Hot Air Balloon Priory Park
1988 Budweiser T-Shirt
1989 Gift Pack Bag, Poster & Badge (Hat missing)
1990 Gift Pack Bag, Poster, Map, badge & Hat
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Gift Pack
Activity Pack
Beanie Hat
Baseball Cap
T- Shirt
Pens
Bottle Opener Key Ring
Lollipops
Bendy Pencils
Frisbee
Yo-Yo’s
Bubble Pen
Airshow Leaflets 1986, 1987, 1988 & 1990 are missing. No leaflet published for 2009, 2010, 2011
Airshow Postcards The Southend based Lynn Tait gallery issued a set of eight postcards to celebrate the 1987 event
Free Memorabilia There has been a number of free give-a-ways at the airshow these have ranged from T-shirts to gift packs and sticks of rock!
Paid for Merchandise/Memorabilia
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Southend’s No 1 History Website! Documenting The Town & The Townspeople Now Incorporating the Sea of Change Website
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