We thought it was about time we visited one of Kents biggest free events, The Herne Bay Air show and were glad we did. Its an amazing event!
There, thats it the quickest blog of all time.
Well you know us, its never that simple.
The idea of the Air show is not only to highlight the amazing aircraft and flying skills on show, but to showcase Herne Bay as a venue for a mega summer day out for all the family. The show attracts 80,000 people a year and so as a boost for the area it has to be a great success.
There are countless things to see and do, with music and static displays added to the usual colourful array of things to do in this traditional seaside town.
There was even amazing street food like Little Pep and The California Burger and pubs and bars all rocking to the sound of the jet engines and afterburners!
It was thrilling to see this familiar town so packed with excited tourists and day trippers alike.
We loved the fun on the peer, which was great for kids, including Mrs Actual Cool kent! The Pier is also a great place to watch the events from too. We saw vintage planes, historic jets and the amazing Spitfire and Hurricane which always seems so at home Back in Kent, the skies where they had such a glorious and famous history.
Of course as always at these air displays the show is stolen by the Red Arrows RAF display team. Simply the best whatever way up they fly.
It wasn’t all good news, but thats mainly down to Southeastern Trains, who really let the team down. No extra trains, no extra carriages, no shuttle bus or park and ride, getting too and particularly from the event proved very hard. I hope that next year they can organise something better, 12 carriage trains and maybe more than 2 trains an hour would be a start!