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Welcome Clacton Airshow’s official website!
..Celebrating 25 years!

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August 2016
West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW
Event opening times: 11.OOam - 9.OOpm (Thursday only) & 11.00am to 5.00pm Friday. Free entry event.

For general show information: O1255 686633

The 2016 event will once again see our award winning seafronts and west greensward be transformed over two days into a fun filled display/event site and flight viewing area.  Impressive aerobatic displays will take to the skies whilst a whole host of exhibition, trade stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level.

In celebration of our 25th year and in addition to our day flights, we will be hosting evening flights taking place on Thursday 25th August (display times will start from 8pm). Exhibitors will be open throughout the duration of the event.


Flight Overview


Press releases (Click the link located on the above right panel) or visit our Twitter (@ClactonAirshow) and Facebook pages (TheSunshineCoastOfficial).

Flights announced by us to date are:
RAF Red Arrows
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
RAF Typhoon
Twister Duo (both days & Thurs eve)
AeroSPARX (both days & Thurs eve)
Brendan O'Briens "Otto" (Thurs eve only)
Tigers Parachute Team

More flights to be announced........

Flights start from 2pm (Thurs) and 1pm (Fri) however, timings are subject to change, prevailing weather conditions and operational requirements.

Titan the Robot makes a welcome return on both days and will be displaying on the main event site at 11am, 12pm & 6pm on Thursday and 11am & 12pm Friday.

Festival entertainment by Grand Theatre of Lemmings will also happening on site from 5pm until the evening displays (Thurs only).

A spectacular firework display will take place on Thursday 25th after the evening flights at Clacton Pier to celebrate 25 years of Clacton Airshow.

Flying regulation notice:
"Restrictions of Flying Regulations have been established under Article 161 of the Air Navigation Order 2009 between 1230 hours (local) and 1700 hours (local) on 25th and 26th August 2016. As such no Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems shall be flown at this location (or other location description) without the permission of the Clacton Airshow Flying Display Director.”

For Airshow weather log on to Met Office Weather.



Sponsors Essex Sunshine Coast Facebook
Tendring Distict Council Parking Contact Us
Trade Stand Bespoke Caterers Press Release




Airshow Merchandise





Tendring District Council would like to thank all of the 2016 event sponsors & supporters:
Rose Builders LTD
Clacton Factory Outlet

With thanks to our Media Sponsors:
BBC Radio Essex - Radio Airshow.
Newsquest - Clacton, Frinton & Walton Gazette.

Tendring District Council would also like to thank the following who have supported the Council in staging this years event:

TSA Consulting-Air Display Mgt
Tendring District Council Services
Stage Security
Bespoke Catering
Leisure Hire Marquees
MRL Productions
Plush Mobile Toilets
Talisman Coach Lines
Essex Police
East of England Ambulance Service
Abellio Greater Anglia
Essex Police Marine Unit
Essex County Fire & Rescue
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Clacton Aero Club
St John Ambulance
Great Oakley Airfield
And of course all the 2016 flight teams!



Trade, Sponsorship & Advertising

Exhibition/Trade packs
Now closed for this year. To be considered for the 2017 event please e-mail including your full contact details and business type.

A designated charity area will be available for the 2016 event overseen by Community Voluntary Services Tendring 01255 425692.


Please note that Catering, ice cream, sweets, entertainment and games of chance concessions are by tender process only. Tenders for the 2016 event has now closed. To be considered for the 2017 event please e-mail including your full contact details and business type.

Now closed for this year. To be considered for the 2017 event please e-mail including your full contact details and business type.

For further details on going "VIP" at this years Airshow contact Bespoke Caterers on 01255 470702.


For more information on advertising in the 2016 official programme e-mail: the EVENTS TEAM for further details.

Visitor Info

District information, events & accommodation log on to:

For information of how to get here visit our information page:
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Visit us on our official Facebook page:
Clacton Airshow Facebook


Parking & Park & Ride Service

Local coach parking details can be found at Martello Coach Park (limited spaces) is the nearest Coach Park to the event site.

West Road Car Park, Clacton: £6 per vehicle. West Road Car Park (overseen by The Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea) A short walk to site and also offers an accessible shuttle bus service directly to the show site. Parking can be booked in advance by clicking the link "Priority Parking".

Blue Badge Holders general local parking information.

Park & Ride:
The park & Ride service, provided by Talisman Coaches & Clacton Factory Outlet.

Clacton Service: £10 per vehicle. Pick up starts from Clacton Factory Outlet, Stephenson Road West, CO15 4TL at 9am and will run until 6.30pm. Drop off is Anglefield (just of Carnarvon Road), Clacton. Last departure from Anglefield is at 6.15pm.

Holland-on-sea Service: Holland-on-Sea Service: £5 per vehicle. Pick up starts from Holland Haven, CO15 5TX at 9am . Drop off is Anglefield (just of Carnarvon Road), Clacton where the last departure will be 8.45pm (Thurs) and Friday is at 6.15pm.



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