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WELCOME Clacton Airshow’s official website!
Celebrating 26 years of flying!

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th August 2017
West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW.

Event opening times:
11am - 9.00pm Thursday & 11am - 5pm Friday.

Entry is FREE.

For general show information: 01255 686633.

2017 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.  The event site will welcome in the region of 250,000 visitors wowing the crowds with Impressive aerobatic displays whilst a whole host of exhibition stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level. Evening flights will take place on Thursday 24th followed by a spectacular fireworks display at Clacton Pier.

Titan the Robot will also make a welcome return both days at this years event. Performing on Thurs: 11.30am, 1pm & 5.30pm and Fri: 11.45am & 4.30pm.

Tune in "live" over the two days on Radio Airshow 103.5FM / 729 MW with BBC Essex.

Flight Overview

Press releases Click the link at the bottom of the page, or visit our Twitter (@ClactonAirshow) and Facebook page (TheSunshineCoastOfficial). Flights will be officially announced by us in the lead up to the event on a regular basis.

2017 flights announced so far:
RAF Red Arrows
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Tigers Parachute Display Team
Team Raven
Vampire Display Team
OTTO the helicopter
Twister Aerobatic Team
Gerald Cooper
RAF Tutor
MiG - 15
Hawker Hurricane
P-51 Mustang

Flying regulation notice
"Restrictions of Flying Regulations have been established under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016 between 12.30 hours (local) and 21.00 hours (local) on 24th and 12.30 hours (local) and 17.00 25th August 2017. 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 local weather log on to BBC Weather.

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Airshow Merchandise


Look out for the "ground crew" wearing orange t-shirts and selling programmes and glow items over the two days.


Tendring District Council would like to thank all of the 2017 event sponsors & supporters:

Blue Flame
Clacton Factory Outlet

Fisher Jones Greenwood
Kirkman and Jourdain Ltd
Rose Builders Ltd

With thanks to our Media Sponsors:
BBC Essex Radio Airshow.
Newsquest Essex Show Programme.

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

TSA Consulting-Air Display Team
Tendring District Council Services
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
Stage Security
St John Ambulance
Talisman Coach Lines
Leisure Hire Marquees Ltd
Plush Mobile Toilets
MRL Productions

And of course all the 2017 flight teams!


Trade, Sponsorship & Advertising

Exhibition/Trade packs
To be considered for the 2018 event please e-mail including your full contact details and business type. **Applications are closed for 2017**

A designated charity area located in Clacton's Town Square is overseen by Community Voluntary Services Tendring contact them directly on: 01255 425692

Please note that catering, ice cream, sweets, entertainment and games of chance concessions are by tender process only. To be considered for the 2018 event please e-mail including your full contact details and business type.
** Applications are closed for 2017**

** Applications are closed for 2017** To be considered for the 2018 event please e-mail including your full contact details and business type.

Black Jacket Events 01206 255298 - Contact direct for further information/tickets. Menu Selection.


For more information on advertising in the 2017 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:
How to get here

Visit us on our official Facebook page:
Clacton Airshow Facebook


Parking & Park & Ride Service

2017 park & ride service:
Clacton Service £10.
Park & ride service provided by Talisman Coachlines pick up starts at 09.30 from Clacton Factory Outlet and drops off at Anglefield (off Carnarvon Road), Clacton. Last collection from Anglefield will be at 18:00.

Holland-on-Sea Service £5.
Pick up start at 09.30 from Holland Haven and drops off at Anglefield (off Carnarvon Road), Clacton. Last collection from Anglefield will be at 18:00.

Main event car park:
The main event car park is located at West Road (overseen by Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea), which is a short distance to the main show site priced at £6.

Advance tickets can be purchased for £6 (plus fee for payments by credit card).

Thursday tickets valid from 7:30am to 10pm on the 24th only.
Friday tickets valid 7:30am to 7pm on the 25th only.

A free shuttle bus for accessible users will be running both days.

Local car parks and coach parking:
A list of local Tending District Council run car parks, Blue Badge information and coach parking details can be found at Martello Coach Park (limited spaces) is the nearest Coach Park to the event site (please check closing times when parking in these car parks).

Dates & Times:

Thursday 24th August 2017
Friday 25th August 2017

Free entry

Useful Links:

Trade Stands
Essex Sunshine Coast
Tendring District Council
Press Release
Contact Us

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Clacton Seafront
CO15 1NW

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