Postponed to 2021
The inaugural Teignmouth airshow in 2019 was part of a family weekend of entertainment, including flying displays on the Saturday, a major music event featuring local bands on the Friday and a Family Fun Day on the Sunday.
The local authority decided not to support the event financially in 2020 but the organisers were working hard to find replacement funding until the show had to be cancelled because of Covid-19.
The Royal Air Force were very supportive in 2019, allocating the Eurofighter Typhoon, RAF Falcons and a Spitfire from the BBMF. Unfortunately, the Falcons were unable to participate after all, because the available landing area was not sufficient.
The other flying displays were The Blades, Will Greenwood's Yak 3 and Corinne Dennis in a Pitts Special, flying as 'Twirlybatics Aerobatic Flying Displays'.
Background to the Teignmouth Airshow
In the winter of 2018 a possible Teignmouth and Dawlish airshow was suggested, but by the spring it was clear that any such show would be deferred until 2019. The organisers of the Teignmouth airshow remained willing to discuss options with anyone wishing to promote a Dawlish element but in the absence of such a pairing the organisers at Teignmouth went ahead with a Teignmouth-only airshow.
It is always good to see a new airshow and the displays were creditable enough, although a schedule of just five displays might be fewer than many had expected. It is also possible that visitors were not prepared to travel as far to the show as they would to some other seaside airshows with more plentiful displays.
Before cancellation, the 2020 display line-up was off to a very good start with no fewer than 3 RAF teams being mentioned by the show organisers but it remains to be seen whether an impressive line-up can be reproduced for any show there may be in 2021.
Getting to the Show
Use Sat Nav TQ14 8BB until you get close, but ignore the sat nav in favour of local directions signs as soon as you see them. There are links to route planners in the Travel Advice column if you prefer to plan ahead or don't have sat nav.
Accommodation near the show
It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.
There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.
Expedia list a good selection of smaller, as well as bigger, hotels and will find accommodation in villages and small towns as well as the main centres.
Expedia also give, and take, Nectar points.
Click the blue agency name for a list of hotels and guest houses near the show. The venue is already built into the link, so when the list comes up you just have to enter your dates and adjust the number of guests, if necessary.
There are Premier Inn hotels in Newton Abbot (about 5 miles away) Torquay (9 miles away) and
Exeter, about 13 miles from the show and The International Hotels Group have a Holiday Inn Express in Exeter, about 13 miles from Teignmouth.
Weather for the show area
The Met office seven-day forecast includes maximum, minimum and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind direction, gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.
The BBC's five-day forecast has overall conditions including temperatures, UV range and a description that may help to determine how pleasant the day will be for the visitor.
Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.