Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Torbay Airshow: Pyrotechnic formation flying team AeroSPARX to appear on the Friday

A brand new pyrotechnic formation flying team will appear at Torbay Airshow this summer, it was announced today.

The AeroSPARX aerobatic team, which is unique in airshow circles as it has special clearance to fly at night with pyrotechnics that light up the sky, will appear at Torbay Airshow on Friday, June 10.

With smooth and graceful aerobatic manoeuvres, the display showcases the best of motor glider aircraft Grob109. This quality formation flying with wing-tip pyrotechnics is a spectacle.

Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver said: "AeroSPARX bring another exciting element to the airshow and kick off our flying program with pyrotechnic night flying.

"The motor gliders will be familiar to many British cadets as the RAF has used the Grob109 as a training aircraft since the 1980s."

Executive lead for culture, tourism and harbors, Cllr Nicole Amil, said: "Our flying program is starting to come together and it promises to be an outstanding weekend event for all the family.

"Flying with fireworks is not new but the AeroSPARX team has several innovations not seen before at airshow flying displays in Europe."

The AeroSPARX team brings together two world-renowned pilots for its first year of flying.

Team leader Guy Westgate is famous for introducing his dazzling pyrotechnic displays into the UK and thrilling crowds across Europe in his stunt glider, GliderFX Fox.

Tim Dews is better known in Britain as 'Mr Grob' having run a successful business maintaining the aircraft since 1986 and is fast becoming recognized on the circuit as an accomplished display pilot.

Torbay Airshow has already announced its military aircraft line-up and on-the-ground activities taking place at this new family-friendly event on Friday, June 10, to Sunday, June 12, at Paignton Green.

The RAF aircraft have been confirmed and the line-up includes the aerobatic team The Red Arrows, as well as the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4, King Air B200, The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft - the Hawker Hurricane, Avro Lancaster and the Spitfire.

This year will be the first time Torbay has held an airshow and over 150,000 visitors are expected to watch the action unfold over the weekend

Read more: http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk

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