Great Yarmouth could get its own airshow

The Red Arrows thrill the scorwds at the Lowestoft air show 2011

The Red Arrows thrill the scorwds at the Lowestoft air show 2011 - Credit: Archant

Tourism chiefs are exploring whether the possibility of a Great Yarmouth airshow could take off.

Crowds of people on the beach to watch the first day of the Lowestoft Airshow 2008

Crowds of people on the beach to watch the first day of the Lowestoft Airshow 2008 - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2008

It would be held in 2017 off the resort's Golden Mile, and was announced at an event hosted by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA).

Work is currently being carried out to see whether the idea is feasible.

David Marsh, interim chairman, said: 'This is a probably our most ambitious and challenging project so far and we will need every day of the 18-month lead in time to make sure everything is in place.'

Vice-chairman Barry Coleman added: 'We're looking at several groundbreaking projects and this is by far the biggest and most exciting, but it comes with the biggest risks and the final decision won't be made for several months.'

The announcement was made at the launch of the 2016 Holiday and Short Break brochure at the Hollywood Cinema in the town.

A list of projects that would be supported were announced, including an eating out week, a national school's sailing regatta in Gorleston and Hopton's 10th anniversary fete and carnival.

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There would also be continued support for the Wheels Festival, Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, the Film Festival, Martham Scarecrow Festival, UK Beach Volleyball in Gorleston, the summer fireworks in Yarmouth and Hemsby, Gorleston's annual Christmas switch-on and for the popular Maritime Festival.

Other airshows in the region include Old Buckenham and Seething. There was a show in Lowestoft, but it took place for the final time in 2012.

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