The Royal Air Force’s world-renowned Red Arrows are set to wow audiences as the headliners of this year’s packed Teesside Airshow, it was revealed today (21 March).
The airshow, the only one of its kind taking place in the North of England in 2022, is set to attract audiences of up to 25,000 when it returns to Teesside Airport after its five-year grounding.
The Red Arrows – officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – will be landing at the airport and using it as a base for the event, during which they will perform a 25-minute display. Alongside the aerobatic display team, the RAF’s Red Falcons parachute display team will also entertain families, all on top of a classic car show with 300 cars on display, funfair, live music, strongman competition, army display arena, stunt displays, exhibitors and a range of stalls including street food and drinks.
The Airshow, delivered by SkyLive Air, will take place at Teesside Airport on Saturday, 11 June 2022.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “The last time the Red Arrows were here, back in 2016, people couldn’t get enough of them. The iconic display team is truly a UK institution and it’s fantastic to be welcoming them back to Teesside Airport, proving this airshow is going to be bigger and better than ever.
“Along with the Red Falcons and a raft of other attractions, this much-loved event is set to put our airport on the map for more than its flights.
“As the closest other airshow is taking place more than 120 miles away, we’re expecting to attract thousands upon thousands of people from right across our region and beyond. I’m going to be in the audience on the day – and you should be too.”
Steve Davies, Director of SkyLive Air, said: “The Red Arrows were hugely popular when they appeared at the previous Teesside Airshow and we know they’ll be a massive hit again.
“We can’t wait to welcome families from across the UK to Teesside Airport so they can witness the excitement for themselves. Tickets are already selling fast, so if you don’t want to miss out, grab yours today.”
Squadron Leader Tom Bould, Team Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and Red 1, said: “The Red Arrows are thrilled to return to Teesside and to perform for a large, supportive audience including many families from across the north east of England and beyond.
“Pre-season training is well underway, perfecting a new aerobatic display that aims to inspire people, demonstrates the excellence of the Royal Air Force and represents the United Kingdom.
“The 2022 show features all of the exciting elements people watching expect and enjoy from the Red Arrows – namely dynamic flying, world-class precision and, above-all, teamwork.”
Tickets are on sale now priced at £10 per adult, £5 per child. A family ticket, consisting of two adults and two children, will be £25 and there is free entry for those aged under six.
The Teesside Airport Foundation will be the charity partner for the event.
For more information on the Teesside Airshow, and to book your tickets, visit www.teessideairshow.co.uk