Here we go again! Tens of thousands expected to turn out for Great Yarmouth Air Show Day Two
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It is the second day of the Great Yarmouth Air Show today with tens of thousands of people descending on the seafront.
The show starts at 1pm and like the first day will offer brilliant and eye-catching displays, including the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Organisers are delighted with how the first day went and predict another day of a bumper crowd along the seafront.
As well as the aerial acts there is a chance to try out virtual flights, such as the Red Arrows or a Spitfire.
Organisers sent out a Tweet last night that said: “What a fantastic day, thanks to all who came to the 1st day of our new air show today. Let’s do it all again tomorrow (Sunday)”
DISPLAY TIMES (subject to change due to weather conditions)
1-2pm: Tigers Army freefall parachute team; Long EZ; G-EWIZ Pitts Special; Strikemaster jet; RAF Tutor T1
2-3pm: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fighter pair Hurricane and Spitfire; Bremont Great War Display Team; RotorSport Calidus autogyro
3-4pm: RAF Red Arrows; Bronco; Wildcats; Catalina
4-5pm: Vampire vintage jet pair; The Blades; AeroSuperbatics Wingwalkers; Spitfire Mk IX
TRAVEL AND PARKING DETAILS
BUSES AND TRAINS
Greater Anglia have promised a boosted service for the air show.
Lengthened trains will be in operation, running half hourly throughout the day and three times and hour during peak times.
The lengthened trains will be comprised of three carriages rather than the usual two, plus two additional locomotives have been hired, each capable of carrying more than 500 people.
Even with the boosted service though, Greater Anglia is advising travellers to expect large queues and busy trains.
First Buses will also be increasing the frequency of their X1 and X11 services
from Norwich to Great Yarmouth.
During Saturday daytime, buses will run every 10 minutes, rather than the usual 15 minutes, and on Sunday the service will run every 15 minutes, rather than the usual 30 minutes.
Larger buses will also be used, and in the evening double deckers will be used instead of the usual single deckers.
People living in the Great Yarmouth area are being asked to walk, cycle or use public transport to get to the seafront show.
Road closures will be in operation in the Golden Mile area to maintain public safety. Some areas will be cordoned off with concrete blocks.
Marine Parade will be closed to vehicles from 6pm Friday until 8am Monday
Seafront sideroads near the display site will be closed for public safety from 8pm Thursday
Cars parked illegally in closure areas may be towed away
Detailed road closure maps are available on www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/air-show/
PARK AND RIDE
Motorists heading the air show are being steered towards two large park-and-ride sites on the outskirts of the town.
Signs will be in place on roads leading to the town – and some junctions, including Acle roundabout, will have marshals providing guidance.
The park and ride schemes are:
South - Beacon Park, Gorleston - for visitors from the south via the A143 from Fritton or A47 (formerly A12) from Hopton/ Lowestoft). Bus drop off - South Beach Parade.
North - Racecourse - for visitors using the A47 from Acle, A1064 through Filby, or A149 from Potter Heigham. Bus drop-off - Euston Road.
Prices £10-18 depending on arrival and departure times.
Blue badge holders should book a blue badge holder space and indicate if a wheelchair space is needed on the bus.
Book via www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/air-show
All seafront car parks will be closed for the weekend – but there are 600 spaces, including Blue Badge slots, at Premium Parking locations at North Drive, South Beach Parade and Euston Road.
Premium Parking spaces are:
• North Drive - 152 spaces + 8 blue badge
• South Beach Parade (opposite Pleasure Beach Gardens) - 321 plus + 22 blue badge
• Euston Road - 90 + 8 blue badge
Cars must be parked by 10.30am and cannot leave until after the last display
Book via www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/air-show
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