Air festival promises to be bigger

A BIGGER and better Lowestoft seafront air festival has been promised this year.The organisers said there would be ten hours of flying displays at the two day event starting on August 1.

A BIGGER and better Lowestoft seafront air festival has been promised this year.

The organisers said there would be ten hours of flying displays at the two day event starting on August 1.

A madcap display team performing stunts, the Red Arrows, fun fair rides and street entertainers will feature at the event, which attracted 400,000 visitors last year.

The festival has been billed as great fun for the family with displays of old and new aircraft including the Sea Vixen, Sally 'B' B17 and the Hawk, Nimrod and Tornado from the Royal Air Force.

The Apache Jet team, run by the Khalifa group of Algeria, will fly in their famously close formation routines while the Royal Jordanian Falcons, known for their madcap exhibitionism will entertain the crowd.

The event, which is sponsored by Bird's Eye Walls and part-financed by the European Union, will open from 10.00am to 10.00pm on both days.

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Entry is free and the event will be centred around Lowestoft's beach and over a mile of promenade.

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