Aerobatic displays to return to the skies as Tees Valley Airshow set to be held again next year

Tees Valley Airshow is to take flight again next year.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 6:00 am
The Red Arrows have featured at previous Tees Valley Airshows. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire.
The Red Arrows have featured at previous Tees Valley Airshows. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire.

The spectacular event – which last took to the skies in 2017 – will return to the Teesside International Airport on Sunday, May 24, next year.

Highlights of previous shows included a display by the iconic Red Arrows, breath-taking aerobatic displays, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a Eurofighter Typhoon and attracted crowds of around 18,000 people.

Next year, the programme will include a classic car show, displays from the Army and fun fair as well as live music and a range of stalls, including street food and drinks.

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Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen

The show is being organised by the team behind the Skylive Airshows, Chris Petty and Steve Davies, and is being backed by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen.

Mr Houchen said: “The previous airshows were much loved and not only attracted people from across the region, but from further afield as well. I’ve been working on trying to get a new airshow off the ground for a while now, and now that we’ve brought our airport back into public ownership and saved it from closure, we have the ideal venue once again.

“We’ve shown time and time again that our region can secure and host fantastic events. From massive music festivals like the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend to world-class sporting events such as the Great North CityGames and the Rugby League World Cup.

“Now we have our airshow back I’m sure it will become a firm and much-loved fixture for years to come.”Mr Petty said: “It’s fantastic to have the airshow back and to have the support of the Mayor Ben Houchen.

“We have been in discussions for some time to bring this back to our region and we are now in full swing organising a great show for next year.“As we’ve said in the past its more than just an airshow, it’s a fantastic family day out with something for all the family.

Tickets are on sale from today a cost of £5 each.

For more information on the Tees Valley Airshow, visit www.teesvalleyairshow.co.uk