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Herne Bay air show organisers add Sea Vixen to this year's line-up

Herne Bay air show organisers have added the only remaining airworthy Sea Vixen fighter jet to this year’s bulging line-up.

Leaders at the BayPromoTeam, who brought almost 70,000 people to the town for last year’s show, confirmed the booking this morning.

It now means a total of 22 display teams and 47 aircraft will be taking part in the event on Sunday, August 14 - including 18 jets.

The Sea Vixen has been added to this year's Herne Bay air show
The Sea Vixen has been added to this year's Herne Bay air show

Show organiser Gerald McCarthy said: "We are delighted that we have finally been able to negotiate a mutually agreeable rate with the Sea Vixen team, this is a jet capable - in a shallow dive - of supersonic speeds and its inclusion at our event is a real bonus.

"I've always been in awe of Eastbourne Air Show's huge line-up, a benchmark to aim for in terms of number of aircraft and display teams, and at this moment, certainly on a one-day, like for like basis, we've overtaken them in terms numbers of participating jets, teams, and aircraft, which is quite surreal.

"We've a long way to go in terms of emulating their four-day event, but my goodness, what a show awaits the town next month."

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