Help to keep the airshow flying high

Organisers of the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival are encouraging people to arrive early for this weekend's show.

With the flying programme set to start about 12.30pm tomorrow and at noon on Sunday, more than four hours of displays will entertain thousands of visitors.

From Second World War fighters to modern supersonic jets, there will be something for everyone to enjoy, as 40 aircraft take to the skies over the two days. An airshow spokesman said: 'This weekend will be the biggest and best Air Festival we have ever had.'

Along with the Red Arrows – who will be closing the show tomorrow and Sunday - there will also be five pairs of formation aerobatic teams as well as many other iconic and thrilling displays. Among the historic displays will be The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight who will be bringing a Spitfire, Hurricane and a Dakota, while current front-line fighters the Typhoon and Tornado will bring the display right up-to-date.

The event costs more than �300,000 to stage and organisers are hoping everyone who attends will pay a �3 fee and receive a 60-page programme containing more than �170-worth of money-off vouchers and the full flying schedule. 'We are really counting on the �3 entrance fee,' the spokesman said. Among the aircraft entertaining are The Red Arrows; The BBMF's Dakota, Hurricane and Spitfire; BAe Hawk; Tucano; The Falcons Free Fall Team; King Air; Typhoon; The Red Bull pair; Breitling Wing Walkers; Aerostars; B17-Sally B and Tornado (one day only).

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