Clacton: Line-up completed for this year’s Clacton Air Show extravaganza

The line-up for Clacton Air Show has been completed with the Pitts biplane

The line-up for Clacton Air Show has been completed with the Pitts biplane - Credit: Archant

The final touches are being put to the line-up of displays for this year’s Clacton Air Show.

With just over a week to go until the event on August 22 and 23, two more flights have been confirmed.

Top aerobatic pilot Richard Goodwin will be appearing in the skies above the town in his iconic Pitts S2S biplane which has been adapted specifically for advanced level competition and display flying.

He picked up his first trophy for aerobatics more than 30 years ago and has been competing at the highest levels ever since.

Another flight to be confirmed is the Rolls Royce Spitfire – an unarmed, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.

Alan Goggin, Tendring District Council’s cabinet member for tourism, said it promises to be the best Clacton Air Show for years, if not all time.

“I must admit I am really excited about the programme which has been put together and includes the Vulcan on the Friday and the Red Arrows both days,” he said.

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“The TDC team behind this popular event has really pulled out all the stops to bring together a wide and varied range of aircraft and flying skills to suit all tastes and it will be fantastic – especially if the weather holds.”

Clacton Air Show, now in its 22nd year, is the signature event on Tendring’s tourism calendar and a vital boost to the district’s economy – bringing in around £4million more than without the event.

Programmes for the show, which include a pull-out poster, have been produced at no charge by Colchester-based Green Square Communications.

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