Clacton Airshow proves a hit – in Japan

One of the photos from the night flight that featured in the magazine. Picture: Denis J Calvert

One of the photos from the night flight that featured in the magazine. Picture: Denis J Calvert - Credit: Archant

Clacton Airshow’s popularity is well known in Essex but it seems its fans may be a little further afield.

Pictures from the airshow have now been featured in an aviation magazine in Japan.

Koku-Fan, which roughly translates to ‘aircraft fan’, is one of four magazines of its kind in Japan.

The spread on the airshow was provided by freelance photographer and journalist Denis J Calvert who attended this year’s event.

Mick Skeels, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said he is aware that Clacton Airshow pulls in visitors from far afield.


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“Who knows, after this we may well get some Japanese tourists fitting it into their schedule if they visit England at that time of year.

“Clacton Airshow being showcased in such a high profile magazine with amazing photos that really capture the excitement of the night flights can only help to improve the show’s popularity.”

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