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WELCOME Clacton Airshow’s official website!
2018 see's us celebrate 27 years of flying!

Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th August 2018
West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, CO15 1NW.

Event opening times:
11am - 9pm Thursday & 11am - 5pm Friday.

Entry is FREE.

For general show information: 01255 686633.

2018 will once again see our award winning seafronts and west greensward be transformed over two days into a fun filled display/event site and flight viewing area.  The event site will welcome in the region of 250,000 visitors wowing the crowds with Impressive aerobatic displays whilst a whole host of exhibition stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level.

Titan the Robot makes a welcome return both days displaying at 11.30, 13:00, 17:00 & 18:30 on Thursday and 12:00 Friday.

Twilight flights will take place once again on Thursday followed by a spectacular fireworks display at Clacton Pier.

Flight Overview

Press releases Click the link at the bottom of the page, or visit our Twitter (@ClactonAirshow) and Facebook page (TheSunshineCoastOfficial). Flights will be officially announced by us in the lead up to the event on a regular basis.

2018 flights - more flights to be announced:
Bremont Great War Display Team
RAF Red Arrows
RAF Typhoon (Thursday only)
Muscle Biplane
Otto the Helicopter
Twister Aerobatic Team
FireFlies Aerobatic Display Team

Flights start from 14:00, with evening flights taking place from 19:30 on Thursday & starting again Friday from 13:00.

Flying regulation notice
"Restrictions of Flying Regulations have been established under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2018 between 12.30 hours (local) and 21.00 hours (local) on 23th and 12.30 hours (local) and 17.00 24th August 2018. As such no Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems shall be flown at this location (or other location description) without the permission of the Clacton Airshow Flying Display Director.”

For local weather log on to BBC Weather.

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Airshow Merchandise


Look out for the "ground crew" wearing orange t-shirts and selling programmes over the two days.


Tendring District Council would like to thank all of the 2018 event sponsors & supporters:
Rose Builders
CES Essex Ltd
ASP Cleaning
Clacton Factory Outlet

With thanks to our Media Sponsors:
Radio Airshow brought to you by
BBC Essex

The offical show programme provided by Newsquest

Tendring District Council would also like to thank the following who have supported the Council in staging this years event:

TSA Consulting-Air Display Team
Tendring District Council Services
Essex Police
East of England Ambulance Service
Abellio Greater Anglia
Essex Police Marine Unit
Essex County Fire & Rescue
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Stage Security
St John Ambulance
Leisure Hire Marquees Ltd
Plush Mobile Toilets
MRL Productions
Clacton Pier
Clacton Aero Club
Allscapes & Fencing Ltd
Black Jacket Events


Trade, Sponsorship & Advertising

Exhibition/Trade packs
Now closed for 2018. For any further details contact

A designated charity area located in Clacton's Town Square is overseen by Community Voluntary Services Tendring contact them directly on: 01255 425692

Now closed for 2018. Please note that catering, ice cream, sweets, entertainment and games of chance concessions are by tender process only. To be considered for the 2019 event please e-mail including your full contact details and business type.

Now closed for 2018.

Overseen by Black Jackets Events. Please contact direct for more information 01206 827883.


Overseen by one of our media partners Newsquest Contact 01206 508358 for more details.

Visitor Info

District information, events & accommodation log on to:

For information of how to get here visit our information page:
How to get here

Visit us on our official Facebook page:
Clacton Airshow Facebook


Parking & Park & Ride Service

Park & ride service:
Provided by Hedingham. Click the following link for further details. Hedingham Park & Ride.

Hedingham will be using low-floor easily accessible double deckers. Tickets can be purchased on the bus with cash, or on the East Anglia Buses app with a discount.

Route A Clacton Factory Outlet £10 per car (max. 5 people) First bus: 9am Last bus: 6pm Drop off & pick up: Angelfield (off Marine Parade East).

Route B Holland Haven with pickups at Hazelmere Road, York Road, Brighton Road and Holland Haven. £7 per car (max. 5 people) First bus: 9am Last bus: 10pm (Thursday) and 6pm (Friday) Drop off & pick up: Angelfield (off Marine Parade East).

Main event car park:
Provided by the Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea. The car park is located in West Road, CO15 1AG, the car park opens at 7.30am both days and closes 9.30pm Thursday and 6pm on Friday. £8.50 per vehicle (inc booking fee).

An accessible shuttle bus service is also provided from the car park to site.

To book you tickets click the following link West Road Car Park

Local car parks and coach parking:
A list of local Tending District Council run car parks, Blue Badge information and coach parking details can be found at Martello Coach Park (limited spaces) is the nearest Coach Park to the event site.

Please check closing times when parking in these car parks!

Dates & Times:

Thursday23rd August 2018
Friday 24th August 2018

Free entry

Useful Links:

Trade Stands
Essex Sunshine Coast
Tendring District Council
Press Release
Contact Us

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West Greensward
Clacton Seafront
CO15 1NW

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