The Red Arrows return to Sidmouth in 2021. On 27th August, Sidmouth will once again welcome the Red Arrows display team to the skies above Lyme Bay. Following such a difficult eighteen months, it will be a big boost for locals and visitors as the display should prove to be as spectacular a event as it has always been.
This year, the aerial entertainment will be even more thrilling for the crowds gathered on the beach as the Red Arrows will be joined by fly pasts from Lynx Helicopters, a joint flight between two Spitfires and an RAF Dakota. There is also an exciting Pitts bi-plane aerobatic display from pilot Rich Goodwin.
As with previous years, the Esplanade will be closed for safety reasons as the event usually draws a huge crowd. It is best to arrive early to get a good spot on the beach. Those staying in a sea view room at the hotel will have amazing views from their window or balcony. A sight never to be forgotten.
After a two year absence, the Red Arrows stunning display will be the grand finale of what promises to be a wonderful afternoon. The Royal Navy wildcat helicopter display team from RNAS Yeovilton is the first to fly at 5.30pm.
The event is only possible with a large team of volunteers who collect donations from watching crowds each year, hopefully enabling Sidmouth to fund future air shows.
Let’s hope there are clear blue skies as we welcome the amazing aerobatic teams back to Sidmouth.