EXCITEMENT is mounting for a popular airshow which is set to return in June following a five year break.

Teesside Airshow is set to take place on Saturday, June 11.

Gates will open at 10am, with the first airshows expected to start at 12noon.

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Attractions on the ground will be open from 10am. 

What's on the show?

There’s a packed programme of planes taking to the skies showing off dazzling aerobatics, modern jets and the best of British.

The RAF will be out in force, with the iconic Red Arrows display team showing off the speed, agility and precision that has made them famous. They will be joined by Flight Lt Adam O’Hare demonstrating the power of his Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team bringing a Spitfire and Hurricane and a display by the RAF Falcons – the UK’s premier military parachute display team.

Ex-Royal Air Force pilot John Hurrell puts an L-39 Albatross jet through its paces, capable of hitting well over 400mph. British Aerobic Champions the Starlings Aerobatic Team - Tom Cassells and Michael Pickin - will also excite audiences with high-octane close formation aerobatics, tumbles and opposition manoeuvres

On the Ground

The excitement isn’t limited to the skies – there’s plenty to do on the ground too, with stunt bikes, strongmen competitions, an army display and stylish cars to see.

Aviation addicts will be able to get up close with the Red Arrows and their Hawk fast-jets in their static display, as well as check out an aircraft from Loganair’s fleet, the Embraer 145.

Petrolheads will also be well served as some of the world’s biggest names in classic cars, bikes and supercars will dazzle audiences at the Motor Show.

And the Army will be showcasing an array of military equipment such as combat armoured vehicles alongside shooting galleries, and a climbing wall, with the chance to chat to serving members from local units.

Thrill-seekers can also have a go on a 50-metre zip wire.

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Members of the public can get up close with the Rugby League World Cup 2021 trophies, with all three – for the Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair contests – on display ahead of the Cook Islands v Tonga Riverside Stadium fixture in October.

In the arena, the On The Edge Motorcycle Stunt Show will see professional riders demonstrate their skills, with 15ft jumps off vertical walls, drop-offs and interactive stunts, all with entertaining commentary.

The Teesside Strength Classic contest will see men and women perform the yoke walk, keg toss, log lift and car lift.  There will also be a vintage fire engine pull in a fight for the 2022 title, featuring some world-champion competitors.

There will be rides for all ages at the  fun fair, with classics such as the Waltzers, Dodgems and Funhouse, plus an Inflatable Zone.

Fairs, Food and Drink

A range of independent food stalls, selling everything from Mexican, Italian and Asian cuisines to traditional British food will be available on the day. 

Visitors are welcome to enjoy drinks from our on-site bars, and are also invited to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets.

People are not permitted to bring their own alcohol. 

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