Red Arrows to descend on Midlands Air Festival 2024 this weekend - full timings

The RAF Red Arrow display will make a return at Midlands Air Festival in Warwickshire in May
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The Red Arrows will make their first summer display of 2024 in the skies over the Midlands this weekend. They are among the highlights of the Midlands Air Festival.

It is taking place at Ragley Hall from Friday (May 31) to Sunday (June 2). To kick-start the festival, there will be a 100 balloon mass ascent on Friday. As well as the balloons, of all shapes and sizes, there will be more than 45 aircraft displaying as well as multiple exhibitors and rides.

The event is taking place at the in Alcester but it is not the first time it has been to Warwickshire. Back in 2019, Nuneaton's Arbury Hall hosted the event.

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You can check out our gallery from the Nuneaton event below

Midlands Air Festival in Nuneaton - 2019

Midlands Air Festival 2024 - the full programme

Friday, May 31

  • 11.30am Midlands Air Festival Gate Opens

  • 12noon - 2.30pm Hot Air Balloon Tethering

  • 2.30pm - 6.45pm Air Display

  • 6.45pm - 8.45pm Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascent

  • 9pm - 9.20pm -Large Model Aircraft

  • 9.30pm - 9.45pm Pyrotechnic Aircraft Displays

  • 9.50pm - 10.15pm Hot Air Balloon Glow

  • 10.20pm - 10.30pm Spectacular Firework Finale

  • 11.30pm - Midlands Air Festival Gate Closes

Saturday, June 1

  • 5.30am -Midlands Air Festival Gate Opens

  • 6am to 8am - Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascent

  • 9am to 11am -Large Model Aircraft

  • 10.30am to 12noon -Hot Air Balloon Tethering

  • 11am to 11.30pm Model Aircraft Pyrotechnic Display

  • 12noon to 3.15pm - Air Display - Part 1

  • 3.15pm to 4pm - Hot Air Balloon Tethering

  • 4pm to 6.45pm - Air Display - Part 2

  • 6.45pm - 8.30pm - Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascent

  • 9.30pm - Midlands Air Festival Gate Closes

Sunday, June

  • 5.30am -Midlands Air Festival Gate Opens

  • 6am to 8am - Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascent

  • 9am to 11am -Large Model Aircraft

  • 10.30am to 12noon -Hot Air Balloon Tethering

  • 11am to 11.30pm Model Aircraft Pyrotechnic Display

  • 12noon to 3.15pm - Air Display - Part 1

  • 3.15pm to 4pm - Hot Air Balloon Tethering

  • 4pm to 6.45pm - Air Display - Part 2

  • 6.45pm - 8.30pm - Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascent

  • 9.30pm - Midlands Air Festival Gate Closes

Tickets are available in advance only as there will be none available on the gate. They can be booked from the website here.

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