This year the English Riviera Airshow are doing things differently – Our approach for 2024, is to start moving the airshow from being Council run to a more collaborative Community led event. Delivering the English Riviera Airshow in a new way, means support from the community is vital to ensure the event can go ahead. A key element of the 2024 event will be using as many local suppliers, traders, volunteers, and businesses as possible.

Become a sponsor, take up a branding package or support us in kind with services, expertise, resourcing, or infrastructure and let’s take off together!  

Why Sponsor the English Riviera Air Show?

  • Regional Exposure: ERS Social Media channels: 24k+ followers, regional and national news, 65,000+ visitors during the weekend, airshow programme 3000+, local paper and radio coverage
  • Positive Community Impact: This event promotes the English Riviera’s hospitality, tourism, and economy, attracting visitors who support local businesses, restaurants, accommodation providers, and more.
  • Supporting a Worthy Cause: The English Riviera Airshow delivers a Free Family Friendly event to our community and visitors.
  • Demonstrates imaginative Corporate Social Responsibility

If financial sponsorship isn’t for you, can you provide in kind essential services or support? The team behind planning the event is keen to hear from people in the community who have experience and skills in event management, event trader and caterer liaison, programme selling, event disability area management, volunteer coordination and management, bar staff and staff management who would like to support us in the run up to the event or during the weekend.

As you may already know, the English Riviera Airshow has become a marquee event in the bay, attracting over 65,000 visitors to Paignton Green during the weekend, with many more spectators located at various viewing points across Torbay. Last year for every pound Torbay Council invested in the airshow, £15.56 was generated in the local economy as a direct result, in addition to the hugely positive impacts demonstrated on visitors, residents and local businesses. So, get involved and Support us to soar for 2024!

If you have any further questions on how you can get involved or to discuss our sponsorship and branding packages please contact airshowopportunities@torbay.gov.uk