Posted: Wed 23rd Aug 2023

Red Arrows will soar above Deeside as Rhyl Airshow returns this weekend

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 23rd, 2023

The Rhyl Air Show takes place this Bank Holiday weekend, with the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight set to perform aerial displays across both days of the show.

The award-winning air show is fast becoming North Wales’s most significant free seafront event.

The 2023 show will feature spectacular aerial displays, land-based attractions, and entertainment on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August 2023.

The world-renowned Red Arrows have once again selected Hawarden Airport as their operational base for their Rhyl Air Show displays.

In previous years, the ‘Reds’ have made memorable appearances at Hawarden Airport, attracting significant crowds and traffic around the airfield perimeter.”

One of the highlights from last year was the particularly stunning ‘spaghetti break’ manoeuvre executed by the team as they made their approach into Hawarden.

Chocks Away, the popular onsite diner at Hawarden Airport, shared the Red Arrows’ expected schedule for the air show on their Facebook page.

According to the post: On Saturday, 26th August, the Red Arrows are set to arrive at Hawarden at 13:48, depart for their display at 16:19, and return by 16:57.

The following day, Sunday 27th August, sees them departing from Hawarden at 16:19, returning at 16:57, and finally departing back to their base at 19:00.

The air show will also feature the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Hawarden-built Lancaster bomber, PA474. It is one of only two airworthy Lancasters remaining. It rolled off the production line at the Vickers Armstrong Broughton factory at Hawarden Airfield on 31 May 1945.

Additionally, the Hawarden-based Strikemaster pair, another highlight of British aviation, has been confirmed for both days of the air show.

Rhyl Airshow schedule:

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST TIME DISPLAY

14:00 The Fairey Swordfish

14:30 Harvard

15:00 Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster/Hurricane/ Spitfire)

15:30 Calidus Autogyro

16:00 Strikemaster Pair

16:30 Royal Air Force Red Arrows Acrobatic Display Team

SUNDAY 27 AUGUST TIME DISPLAY

14:00 Strikemaster Pair

14:30 The Starlings

15:00 Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster/Hurricane/ Spitfire)

15:30 Harvard

16:00 Calidus Autogyro

16:30 Royal Air Force Red Arrows Acrobatic Display Team

As is always the case, weather can play a huge part part when it comes to air shows, currently forecast point towards light rain showers across the two days and a moderate breeze.

Those gearing up for this weekend’s spectacle might want to pack their raincoats and umbrellas.

The latest weather forecast suggests that light rain showers are expected to grace the event over the two days, accompanied by a moderate breeze.

If you are heading to the airshow, Denbighshire County Council has provided the following parking information.

Coastal Car Parks:

Park and ride – Rhyl Leisure Centre

Park and walk – Nova West, Prestatyn – https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-permits/council-car-parks/prestatyn-nova-west.aspx

Promenade  (Pay & Display) on-street parking – https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-permits/council-car-parks/rhyl-promenade.aspx

Sky Tower (Pay & Display) – https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-permits/council-car-parks/rhyl-sky-tower.aspx

Central Underground Car Park (Pay & Display) please note:  if you park here, you will not be able to move your vehicles until after 6pm, due to the air show road closure from 4pm – 6pm – https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-permits/council-car-parks/rhyl-central.aspx

East Parade (Pay & Display) access between Rhyl Pavilion Theatre and Travelodge https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-permits/council-car-parks/rhyl-east-parade.aspx

Rhyl Pavilion (Steward) – https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-permits/council-car-parks/rhyl-pavilion.aspx

Royal Alex Hospital (Steward) (back car park) – Marine Drive, Rhyl, LL18 3AS

Russell House (Steward) – Churton Road, Rhyl LL18 3DP

White Rose Centre (Pay & Display) – http://www.whiterosecentre.com/facilities/ – car park closes at 7pm each night

Rhyl Town Centre Car Parks:

Morley Road – https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-permits/council-car-parks/rhyl-morley-road.aspx

West Kinmel St – https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/parking-roads-and-travel/parking-and-permits/council-car-parks/rhyl-west-kinmel-street.aspx

 

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