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Blackpool Airshow - Full Timetable incl the Red Arrows Return!

Blackpool’s breath-taking Air Show is back in another TWO DAY event for 2014

The world-famous RAF Red Arrows will return to Blackpool’s Airshow in 2014.

VisitBlackpool today confirmed that the RAF has made initial allocations for the 2014 event which will again take place over two days on August 10 and 11.

The Red Arrows at Blackpool Airshow

The Red Arrows will perform at the FREE event on Sunday 10 August along with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Typhoon and RAF Tucano.

The Hurricane and RAF Tucano will also take to the skies above Blackpool for the second day of the Airshow on Monday 11.

Red Arrows Operating from Blackpool Airport

The Red Arrows also use Blackpool Airport as their base to operate from for the event, so for anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of them, here are their expected arrival and departure times.

Saturday 9 August 2014

Arrive Blackpool Airport 20:36

Sunday 10 August 2014:

Depart Blackpool Airport 12:50

Display over the skies of Blackpool 13:00

Arrive back at Blackpool Airport 13:27

Depart Blackpool for RAF Scampton 15:30

Timetable for 2014 Airshow

Sunday 10th August

2.17 pm: The show gets under way with a Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) stationed at RAF Coningsby.

2.24pm: The Tucano stationed at RAF Linton-on-ouse. Tucano is a propeller driven aircraft which is the primary, basic fast jet flying, training aircraft for RAF pilots of the future.

2.35pm: Stunning acrobatics from the TRIG display team. “Pitts biplanes flown by highly experienced and skilled aerobatic pilots whose display offers all the smoke and noise of a modern air display act, coupled with the unbeatable character of the 19406s designed Pitts Special biplane”.

2.46pm Swordfish.

2.56pm: The colourful Miss Demeanour Hawker Hunter visits Blackpool. The Hawker Hunter, a subsonic jet aircraft, was the RAF’s first high-speed jet aircraft but the RAF never had a paint job like this beauty.

3.06pm: Audacious, brave, daredevils. A pair of the Breitling Wing Walkers, the world’s only formation wing walking team with their beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes. There will be a breathtaking sequence of formation loops and rolls, while daring wing walkers perform acrobatics on their wings! Wow!

3.25pm: The enigmatic Calidus Gyrocopter is next to tickle our fancy, quirky but great fun. Piloted by Peter Try-Davies

3.35pm: Sea Fury from the Royal Navy Historic Flight.

3.45pm: The Battle of Britain Memorial flight with the iconic Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster visiting the skies of Blackpool.

4.02pm: More aerobatics next from the exhilarating Arbarth Extra 330SC an aircraft designed specifically for aerobatics at air shows.

4.11pm: For many military aircraft buffs the ear-splitting sound of the Vulcan bomber is a star turn. This jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber is without doubt the noisiest aircraft at any air show and a guaranteed head turner at Blackpool. The Vulcan’s, built for the cold war era, saw combat service in the 1982 Falklands war when 5 long range sorties were flown from Ascension Island to attack targets on the Falklands. The round trip of 12,600 Km took 16 hours to complete and required 11 air refuelling tankers.

4.17pm: State of the art military aircraft technology is next with the RAF Typhoon, the worlds most agile aircraft. Witness an elite RAF front line squadron in action. Pilot Flight Lieutenant “Noz” Norris, RAF Coningsby.

4.30pm: Finally the perennial favourites of air shows the world over, The Red Arrows, will close the Sunday show with a 9 aircraft display. The world’s most spectacular and exciting flying team have entertained millions of spectators over the years and will wow the crowds once again with a spectacular display over the Blackpool Golden Mile.

Monday 11th August.

2.15pm: The Red Arrows, will open the Monday show with a 7 aircraft display. The world’s most spectacular and exciting flying team from RAF Scampton with Hawk T1a aircraft will wow the crowds once again with a spectacular display over the Blackpool seafront.

2.41pm: The Tucano stationed at RAF Linton-on-ouse.

2.52pm: SWIP Team. 2 Silence SA1100 Twister Aircraft flown by Peter Wells and Guy
Westgate.

3.02pm: Sea Fury from the Royal Navy Historic Flight.

3.12pm: Lancaster Hurricane and Spitfire from the BBMF RAF Coningsby.

3.19pm: The enigmatic Calidus Gyrocopter is next, how these aircraft fly is fascinating, the rotor is free turning it is not powered, the rear facing propeller is the propulsion system, quirky but great fun.

3.29pm: TRIG Team in their two Pitts Biplanes with a stunning display of aerobatics.

3.40pm: Swordfish.

3.50pm: Exhilarating display from the Arbarth Extra 330SC, flown by Mark Jeffries, an aircraft designed specifically for aerobatics at air shows.

4pm: Two from the Brietling Team with their Boeing Stearman aircraft and daredevil wing walking ladies.

4.19pm: The show closes with the stunning “Miss Demeanour” the Hawker Hunter with the stunning paint job.

NOTE: Times /Flights may change depending on weather conditions


More about Blackpool Airshow 2014

Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the initial allocation for this year’s Blackpool Airshow and, of course, it is always thrilling to know that the Red Arrows will be there.

“This is a huge event in the resort’s calendar attracting more than a hundred thousand residents and visitors.”

Blackpool Airshow was extended to two days last year and such was its success that 2014 will be a two-day show too.

Cllr Cain added: “The Airshow is always hugely popular drawing enormous crowds and this was certainly clear last year when so many people flocked to the resort over both days.

“Of course the weather plays a huge part in this but we anticipate attracting many tens of thousands of people yet again to this free event and we are also looking forward to finding out soon what other aircraft will be showing us their daring feats of acrobatics too.”

The fabulous free event takes place over the famous Blackpool promenade between North and Central piers in the resort.

Blackpool Airshow has been wowing the public since 1909 when the town put on the very first official air show in Britain. That was the same year French flyer Louis Bleriot made the first historic crossing of the English Channel.

Please note that the programme is subject to change due to both aircraft availability and weather conditions.


Blackpool Airshow 2013

In a move sure to please the tens of thousands of visitors who attend each year, the world famous RAF aerobatic team the Red Arrows were back!

Stunning aerobatic displays and daring feats of bravery were on display for two days as thousands of visitors look skyward for the 2013 Blackpool Air Show on Sunday 11 and Monday 12 August.

Red Arrows fly over the crowds on Tower Headland at Blackpool Airshow
Red Arrows fly over the crowds on Tower Headland at Blackpool Airshow

Natalie Wyatt, Managing Director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “We are thrilled to be extending our free annual Air Show to two days.

Red Arrows flying at Blackpool Airshow on Sunday 11 August
Red Arrows flying at Blackpool Airshow on Sunday 11 August

“This is always a fantastic family day out but for 2013 people can get not one, but two opportunities to witness these dazzling displays.”

Crowds watching the Blackpool Airshow
Crowds watching the Blackpool Airshow

The fabulous free event, which takes place over the famous Blackpool promenade between North and Central piers in the resort, began just after 2pm on Sunday 11 with a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster taking to the skies for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Blackpool Airshow

The fast jet Tucano is up next. Tucano is operated primarily to provide basic fast jet flying training to the RAF pilots of the future. There will then be acrobatics from the TRIG followed by the Calidus Gyrocopter.

Breitling Wing Walkers flying at Blackpool Airshow
Breitling Wing Walkers flying at Blackpool Airshow

The Breitling Wing Walkers, the world’s only formation wing walking team, will then step into the line up with their beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes. There will be a breathtaking sequence of formation loops and rolls, while daring wing walkers perform acrobatics on their wings!

The colourful Miss Demeanor Hawker Hunter is up next. This subsonic jet was the RAF’s first high-speed jet aircraft. Next up is the ear-splitting Vulcan. This jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber is probably the noisiest aircraft at any air show and will certainly turn heads in Blackpool.

There will then be more aerobatics from the jaw-dropping Extra 330SC before the Typhoon performs the penultimate display where spectators will witness this elite RAF flying squadron in action.

Red Arrows at Blackpool Airshow
Red Arrows at Blackpool Airshow

And last but by no means least, the Red Arrows will close the show. The world’s most spectacular and exciting flying team have entertained millions of spectators over the years and are certainly expected to bring that wow factor to Blackpool once again.

A similar programme followed on Monday 12.

Blackpool has been wowing the public since 1909 when the town put on the very first official air show in Britain. That was the same year French flyer Louis Bleriot made the first historic crossing of the English Channel.


With Blackpool Airport on the southern outskirts of town, we're often treated to flying displays along the whole length of the Fylde Coast.

With regular helicopters passing over and small private planes - but also the strangest things you'll see in the sky, including old war planes, power para-gliders, microlights and of course the Red Arrows!

If the Red Arrows are out doing a display show they will often fly across the Fylde on their way to somewhere or other. You'll be mowing the lawn or shopping in one of our town centres when all at once you'll hear the tell tale racket and look upwards to see them darting above you.

Blackpool Air Show goes back years and has delighted local residents, holiday makers and day trippers alike. The first major airshow was held at Blackpool Airport in 1909 when 2000 spectators watched the most primitive planes perform their routine. It's been an annual event for many years, and another great annual show from Blackpool.

Red Arrows flying display at Blackpool Airshow 2013
Red Arrows flying display at Blackpool Airshow 2013

Breitling Wing Walkers Blackpool Airshow
Breitling Wing Walkers Blackpool Airshow

Biplane at Blackpool Airshow
Biplane at Blackpool Airshow

Blackpool Airshow

Crowds ready for Blackpool Airshow on Sunday 11 August 2013
Crowds ready for Blackpool Airshow on Sunday 11 August 2013

Red Arrows fly past the Big Wheel on Central Pier at Blackpool Airshow
Red Arrows fly past the Big Wheel on Central Pier at Blackpool Airshow 2013

Crowds at Blackpool Airshow on Sunday 11 August 2013
Crowds at Blackpool Airshow on Sunday 11 August 2013

Red Arrows at Blackpool Airshow
Red Arrows at Blackpool Airshow

Breitling Wingwalkers at Blackpool Airshow
Breitling Wingwalkers at Blackpool Airshow

Breitling Wingwalkers at Blackpool Airshow
Breitling Wingwalkers at Blackpool Airshow

Blackpool Airshow

 

 
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