AMERICAN aircrafts will be one of the big draws of the Shoreham Airshow this weekend.
Aircrafts on display include the US Navy Scenario featuring the Grumman Hellcat, Chance Vought Corsair, Grumman Bearcat and the Douglas Skyraider.
The four aircraft will provide a formation and individual display demonstrating the power of the historic US aircraft, which have a long and respected history in the wars of the Pacific, Korean war and Vietnam.
Meanwhile B–25 from the Royal Netherlands Historic flight will fly with the B–17 Sally B.
The popular Airfield Attack and Scramble will take on a different theme this year linked to D Day.
Also the Great War Display team will be flying nine aircraft showing how aerial combat has changed over both wars.
Derek Harber, Shoreham’s Airshow organiser, has been delighted with the response to this year’s Airshow.
He said: “The Officer Commanding RAF Coningsby, Group Captain Johnny Stringer has agreed to be our Patron this year, and will be attending.
“It is a fitting tribute, as both the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and RAF Typhoon Display Team are based at this historic Lincolnshire Airfield.”
To include all the participating aircraft in the media release would be a mammoth task, with over 50 aircraft participating in a six hour flying display.
Press officer John Periam said: “There is no doubt that Shoreham is going to be very different this year.
“We already can tell this by the sale of advance tickets, and the interest shown by the many traders that exhibit at Shoreham.
“It is a real family day out with lots to see and do, including a craft tent, fun fair, vintage vehicles, as well as large static aircraft display where one can meet the pilots and the lookalikes.”
Derek Harber added: “25 years is a milestone.
“From humble beginnings we have now become one of the most respected aviation events in the UK, as well as one of the pilot’s favourites.
“The team behind it should all be proud of what they have achieved, whilst providing an enormous amount of funding to the Royal Air Forces Association.”
l For more information go to www.shorehamairshow.co.uk and to buy tickets contact 01903 282360.