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Sunderland International Airshow 2010

Saturday 24 Jul 10 - Sunday 25 Jul 10
10am - 6pm

Seaburn and Roker Seafront

The two-day event, which attractshundreds of thousands ofspectators to Sunderland?s stunning coastline at Roker and Seaburn, is now the biggest free airshow in Europe.

Theprogramme for the weekend is action-packed. Highlights includea United States Air Force B-52 bomber. The Stratofortress last appeared in the skies above Sunderland at the Airshow six years ago.

This, the 22nd Sunderland International Airshow, also features the RAF's premier aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, who will this year appear on Sunday only, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF's most advanced fighter aircraft, the Typhoon (Eurofighter).

Also making a welcome return this year is an RAF Harrier jump-jet, along with favourites the Royal Netherlands Air Force with their F16s, the Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team and the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team.

There will also be extensive displays, exhibitions and entertainment on the ground including the RAF College Band and The Royal Marines Commando Display Team.

HMS Westminster, a Type 23 Frigate launched in 1992, is to provide the backdrop for the spectacular show which will attract hundreds and thousands of visitors from across the region and beyond.

On The Ground
There will be an action-packed Arena programme on Cliffe Park.
Elsewhere there are flight simulators, exhibitions and a varity of entertainment across Seaburn and Roker there's always something to excite and entertain the whole family.

You can also pick up a programme for just 3 to make sure you don?t miss any of this action ? packed weekend. Programmes are available throughout the site during the event.
Planes TV will be filming the event throughout the weekend. Customers can pre-order a copy of the DVD to remind you of your trip to the Sunderland International Airshow. DVD?s cost 12.99+ 2ppand customers who order a copy on the day will also receive a free ?Airshow Interactive' DVD. For more information visit:
For details on Friday Nights exciting programme please use the following link:
Be a VIP at the Airshow
With the bestviewin the house ofthe breathtaking actionin the air, plus a ringside viewof theArena displays from theSpitfire Lounge, its the perfect way toenjoy Sunderland's biggest and best summer event. Tickets available on Saturday only.
As well as the entertainment the special VIPday also includes:
  • Drinks reception
  • Afternoon Tea & Scones
  • Chance to meet the pilots
  • A delicious lunch
  • Souvenir programme

Call 0191 553 2000 to reserve your place. 49.99 per person.

Stay Safe

Due to the large crowds expected at the event, please ensure that you:

  • Identify a specific meeting point on arrival at the event.
  • Attach wristbands to your children, these are available from the information points, stewards and police officers, alternatively, provide your child with your mobile phone number.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Park and Ride Information
A park and ride shuttle service will operate between 9am - 7pm each day at Fulwell Quarry (near Millers Inn, SR5 1JT) and Community North Sports Complex (Kingsway North, SR5 4BB) and will cost 5 per car.
Car parks will be signposted from major routes to Sunderland and supervised throughout the day. Shuttle buses will operate at 10 minute intervals between 9am - 7pm when the car park will close on both days. Please note that there will beno access to the car park after 7pm.
There is limited car parking available at the seafront on a first arrival basis, which is 6.50 per car.
Free parking will be available for orange and blue badge holders next to Morrison?spetrol station.
Shopmobility will be located in front of the Seaburn Centre on both days. The service will provide wheelchairs free of charge to those who need them.
The Airshow's official radio station BBC Newcastle will be broadcasting travel, weather and programme updates from site on 95.4FM, DAB and
Public Transport
A number of public transport services will serve the seafront.
The nearest Metro Station to the event is Seaburn (15 minutes walk to the seafront). Additional Metro trains will be running on both days.


There will be a special express shuttle service 510, running over the weekend from outside of Wilkinsons, Fawcett Street in Sunderland City Centre to the Recreation Ground at Seaburn.The service will run every 10 mins between 10.20 and 19.00 and call at The Wheatsheaf, Newcastle Road (next to the Stadium of Light Metro), Station Road (next to Seaburn Metro).On the return journey, the service will leave from the Recreation Ground, before calling at Station Road and Newcastle Road and terminating at Joplings in the City Centre.

On Saturday 24 July, passengers from Sunderland can also catch services 18/19 to Roker and Seaburn from Sunderland City Centre, although these will follow slightly different routes from normal in the Seaburn area.Services E1 and E6 will not operate from Sunderland between 10.00 and 18.00, and Service E2 will not serve Fulwell and Seaburn between these times. From South Shields, Services E1 and E6 will operate between South Shields Market and Seaburn Camp only between 10.00 and 18.00, and Service E2 will follow a different route from Whitburn.

On Sunday 25 July 2009, passengers from Sunderland should catch the special express shuttle service 510 detailed above. From South Shields, there will be an increased daytime timetable, with Services E1, E2 and E6 all operating every 20 minutes.Services E1 and E6 will only operate between South Shields and Seaburn Camp between 1000 and 1800. Although Service E2 will continue to operate between South Shields and Sunderland (every 20 minutes), these buses will not be able to serve the Fulwell and Seaburn areas.

These routes are subject to further change.Information or updates can be found at or by calling Traveline

0871 200 22 33 or visit or

Visitor Information
For more information on accommodation, attractions and any other events in Sunderland contact Sunderland Tourist Information Centre on 0191 553 2000 or visit

Web Links

Sunderland City Council

BBC Newcastle

BBC Wear

One North East


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Red Arrows



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Breitling Windwalkers

Twister Duo

Royal Netherlands F16

United States Air Force B-52

The Swift Glider Team


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Event information may be subject to change or cancellation, please check before travelling. Sunderland City Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for any error or alteration to details which may occur.

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