In addition to the Park and Ride workings undertaken by First Eastern Counties, the first day of the Airshow also attracted some visiting coaches/buses to local car parks close to the seafront area.
Stephen Gowler noted ten vehicles taking up residence at the car park next to the railway station - three of them were from Galloways whilst the remainder were made up from local operator Belle Coaches. They were:
Galloway European Coachways 206 RJI8688 208 4092PP 198 5048PP
Belle Coaches 05 NJI9714 17 BK10BEL 19 OJI4755 22 NJI9243
24 LIL9715 31 SIL9044 42 LIL9714
Stephen logged twenty coaches on the Belvedere Road car park including Ipswich Buses Scania 61 (PJ54YZU), another example from Belle Coaches (OJI4753) and Coach Services Scania YN08DGX. Among other local operators represented were Chenery (XBL333), Freestones (HIL8128), Simmonds (MM06GSM) and Smiths of Blofield (YAH434)