Lowestoft Air Show

Report by Glenn Abbassi

Glenn and Eddie were stewards at the 16th Lowestoft Air Show on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2012.   Because of the distance from Hadleigh, they stayed on Saturday at the Foxburrow Hotel, to the north of Lowestoft.   Their stewarding role involved patrolling a specific zone of the lower promenade, along with two or three other stewards, headed by a radio operator whose remit was to pass information from central radio command about, e.g., missing children, drunken behaviour, excessive crowds, and to hand out wrist bands for children on which parents could write their mobile number in case of a child being lost, five of whom were on Saturday but quickly reunited with their families. 

With sunshine, a heavy rainstorm, high winds and a mixture of blue and grey skies typifying the Great British weather, the true British bulldog spirit shone through as 200,000 people visited on Saturday and 140,000 on Sunday.  More than 40 aircraft took to the skies, with just three scheduled performances being cancelled because of Saturday's weather - the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Hurricane and Spitfire, and the Falcons Free Fall parachute display team.

The supersonic Eurofighter Typhoon commenced this year