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Durham Tees Valley Airshow Confirmed

Organisers have confirmed that the Skyline Airshow will go ahead this year.

This year’s show will take place at Durham Tees Valley Airport on 28th May.

Last year the event was cancelled, as a mark of respect, following the horrific accident at the Shoreham Airshow, in which 11 people lost their lives and dozens were seriously injured.

The Red Arrows are to headline the show in a display lasting around 20 minutes.

Other air displays will include a historical Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the RAF Typhoon and Falcons parachute display team. Other attractions will include a huge fair, which could be the country’s biggest ever, as well as army vehicle displays, static aircraft collections and historic vehicles.

Chris Perry, from Skylive Events’, said, “When we had to postpone our inaugural air show last year following the tragedy at the Shoreham display, we promised that we would come back bigger and better than ever this year — and that’s exactly what we are doing.

“It is a real coup for us to have agreed with the RAF for four of their top displays to take part on May 28 and I’m sure there will be great excitement of the prospect of not only watching the Red Arrows give their breathtaking display but also seeing their aircraft and crew at close hand as they will be landing and spending some time on the ground.

Tickets can be bought online, from Thursday 3rd March, www.skyliveevents.co.uk, along with full details of the day’s events.