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Blackpool Airshow 2015

Blackpool’s breath-taking Air Show is back in 2015 - save the date!

Blackpool Airshow is an iconic event in the calendar

There's been an airshow in Blackpool for more than 100 years and it's one of the longest running ones in the world. 

Make sure you don't miss the next one in 2015 - save the date!

Blackpool Airshow 2015 - 9 and 10 August


Blackpool Airshow 2014

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

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.

More about this years Airshow

The free show, which features the world famous RAF Red Arrows, a group of daredevil wing walkers, some of the most spectacular pilots in the country as well as a range of new and exciting displays, promises to showcase the very best in British aviation.

Taking place on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 August in association with Heart North West, the 2014 Air Show will also have a special theme.

With 2014 featuring a number of important anniversaries for the armed forces including the 100 year anniversary of World War One and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this year’s display will have a keen emphasis on celebrating some of the most iconic names in military aviation technology.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which features a Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Lancaster Bomber, will take centre stage in what promises to be an extremely patriotic programme.

The RAF Red Arrows will carry out their own amazing display of aerial control, speed and synergy.

There will also be displays from two local military giants – the BAE Warton built-Eurofighter Typhoon and a fully restored, Blackpool-based “Huey” helicopter. The Huey is an iconic, celebrated American helicopter which played a vital role in the conflicts in Vietnam and Korea.

Incredibly, 2014 marks the 105th annual Blackpool Air Show, making it one of the longest running air shows in the world.

Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for leisure and tourism, said: “This year marks the 105th annual Blackpool Air Show and I have absolutely no doubt it will be as fantastic as ever. This is a marvellous event for all the family that runs over two days and is perfect for both local residents and visitors. I hope people will be able to come along and stay for the two days and enjoy all that the show and the resort has to offer.”

As well as a range of spectacular displays, there will also be stalls from the Friends of the Red Arrows, the Lytham Spitfire and charities like the Royal British Legion, Blackpool Carers Centre and Foster Carers Ltd.

There will be a Disney Planes 2-sponsored fire truck present which will help youngsters have fun and learn about fire safety. Heart North West’s Heart Angels will also be present and listeners will be able to take part in competitions by finding them on the site and could win a 3G Apple iPad. There is also an alfresco zone with games like Giant Jenga and Connect 4.

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.

For more details on the itinerary, to book accommodation or for any other enquiries, please visit http://www.visitblackpool.com%20

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

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

1.00pm – 1.20pm – The Red Arrows
1.25pm – 1.50pm – Sea King helicopter
1.52pm – 2.00pm – Pitts
2.12pm – 2.20pm – Calidus
2.22pm – 2.31pm – Tucano
2.33pm – 2.42pm – Trig Team
2.44pm – 2.52pm – Team Xtreme
2.54pm – 3.09pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight: Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane.
3.11pm – 3.28pm – Brietling wingwalkers
3.30pm – 3.38pm – Vulcan
3.40pm – 3.55pm – RAF Falcons
3.57pm – 4.07pm – Typhoon

Monday 11th August.

2.03pm – 2.23pm – Sea King
2.35pm – 2.44pm – Trig Team
2.46pm – 2.54pm – Calidus
2.56pm – 3:11pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight: Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane.
3.13pm – 3.21pm – Pitts
3.23pm – 3.32pm – Tucano
3.34pm – 3.44pm – Huey
3.46pm – 4.02pm – Breitling wingwalkers
4.04pm – 4.19pm – Falcons
4.21pm – 4.29pm – Team Xtreme
4.31pm – 4.41pm – Typhoon

NOTE: Times /Flights may change depending on 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
Red Arrows

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Wingwalkers
Wingwalkers

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

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