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All you need to know about the air show at Falmouth Week

All you need to know about the air show at Falmouth Week

Published by Emma Carton at 12:14pm 14th August 2019. (Updated at 6:31pm 14th August 2019)

The Red Arrows might not be able to be at Falmouth Week 2019, but this year's air show sounds incredible!

An aerobatic display team is taking to the skies over Falmouth bay on Wednesday evening... after one had to pull out.

The Strikemaster Pair will put on a performance of breathtaking stunts and manoeuvres.

The event, set against the stunning backdrop of Falmouth Bay, starts at 5.45pm and is expected to attract thousands of visitors.

But sadly The Blades and The AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers are not able to take off from their current locations because of the weather.

Find all the updates here.

Scroll down to read our essential guide to Falmouth Week's air show - from where to watch to traffic and travel.

"For 2019, the Falmouth Week organising team, supported by the sponsors wanted to put something new on for the Family Fun Day to watch and enjoy. 

"We are pleased to announce the 'Falmouth Week Air Show' and no doubt it will be one of the highlights of the week. 

"A huge thank you to the sponsors without whom this simply would not be possible".

Richard Gates, Town Centre Manager

What do we know about the display teams?

falmouth week air show
The Blades, AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers and The Strikemaster Pair are set to wow the crowds at the Falmouth Week Air Show. Photo: Falmouth Week

It would have been the second time that The Blades have flown into Falmouth following a display in 2012. 

Now entering their 14th display season with over 25,000 hours of flying between them, the pilots of the world-famous Blades Aerobatic Team are amongst the most experienced display teams in the world, with former RAF Red Arrows pilots at the controls.

The AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers are the world's ONLY aerobatic formation wingwalking team! Performing all over the world, their unique displays include acrobatics and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of beautiful 1940s Boeing Stearman biplanes, reaching speeds of up to 150mph. 

The Strikemaster Pair dazzle spectators with their impeccable routine of close formation and synchronised aerobatics in ex-military classic jets.

Watch The Blades in action...

Heading to Falmouth Week Air Show? 

Here is your essential guide on everything from best places to watch to traffic and travel!

The Falmouth Week Air Show starts at 5.45pm and is free to watch, which means you will need to arrive in plenty of time to get the best viewing spots.

There are several good vantage points in the town, including Pendennis Point, Cliff Road, Castle Beach, Gyllyngvase Beach and Swanpool Beach.

Road Closures and Parking: 

  • Roads in Falmouth Town Centre will be pedestrianised on Wednesday 14th August from 11am to 11pm.
  • Church Street Car Park will be closed all day.
  • Custom House Quay Car Park will be closed all day.
  • Other car parks will be open as usual.
  • During the Falmouth Week Air Show, the seafront will be closed to traffic from 3pm.

Town Shuttle Bus:

  • 366 Townlink operates 9am to 5pm from/to The Moor with the last service leaving The Moor at 4.40pm.
  • 368 Shorelink operates 9.40am to 4.15pm from/to The Moor with the last service leaving The Moor at 3.40pm.

St Mawes Ferry:

  • Additional evening service from Prince of Wales Pier at 7.45pm and 8.45pm, from St Mawes at 8.15pm and 9.15pm.

Park and Ride:

  • Two buses running all day.
  • First bus will depart Ponsharden at 9.40am then every 10 minutes.
  • Last bus departing Prince of Wales Pier at 8.50pm.

Park and Float:

  • Normal two boat service until 5pm.
  • One boat service every 40 minutes between 5pm and 7.20pm approx.
  • Normal two boat service will then resume.
  • Last boat departs Custom House Quay at 10pm.

Bus:

  • Services will follow their usual timetables.

Trains:

  • Services will follow their usual timetables.
  • Great Western Rail now operates a later service on the Maritime Line.
  • Last train from Falmouth Docks Station is at 11.11pm.
  • A managed queuing system will be in place at Falmouth Docks Station, please use this station wherever possible to minimise delays.

You can check the latest traffic and travel for Cornwall here.

Read the full what's on guide for Falmouth Week 2019 here.

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