Visit Blackpool

Blackpool Air Show

Blackpool’s breath-taking Air Show is back for 2017 and looks set to be better than ever!
The spectacular free event will take place on Blackpool Promenade on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August and will, for the first time, include the RAF Red Arrows on both days.
The programme will showcase the very best in British aviation with a whole host of amazing flying machines and some of the country’s most talented pilots.

The programme will begin shortly after 1.30pm on both days, with the best viewing points on the promenade between North and Central Piers.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which features a Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Lancaster Bomber, will take part in a hugely patriotic display. Crowds will also be able to see an RAF Typhoon thunder across the horizon; see spectacular aerobatic displays from Team Twister, the Huey Helicopter and Team Trig as they perform their own versions of aerial ballet with exhilarating sequences of loops and rolls.
The RAF Red Arrows will conclude the display each day with their own display of aerial control, speed and synergy.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive in resort early to avoid any queues.

Air Show Display Times*

*Please be mindful that every display time is subject to change. Please follow I Love Blackpool on Facebook and/or @visitblackpool on Twitter to be kept up to date with live updates with any alterations.

Saturday, 12th August       Sunday, 13th August    
Start End Aircraft   Start End Aircraft
13:15 13:23 TYPHOON   13:15 13:23 TYPHOON
13:26 13:38 TWISTER   13:26 13:38 TWISTER
13:41 13:51 BULLDOG & CHIPMUNK    13:41 13:59 BBMF
13:54 14:02 HUEY 509   14:02 14:12 BULLDOG & CHIPMUNK 
14:05 14:21 THE BLADES   14:15 14:23 HUEY 509
14:24 14:34 STRIKEMASTER   14:26 14:42 THE BLADES
14:37 14:45 YAK 50   14:45 14:55 STRIKEMASTER
14:48 15:00 TRIG TEAM   14:58 15:06 YAK 50
15:03 15:21 BBMF   15:09 15:21 TRIG TEAM
15:24 15:39 BREITLING    15:24 15:39 BREITLING 
15:42 15:50 CALIDUS   15:42 15:50 CALIDUS
16:00 16:20 RED ARROWS   16:00 16:20 RED ARROWS

Blackpool Air Show Village - open daily from 10:00

To complement the aerial programme, there is also plenty to see and do on the ground before the show starts with a whole range of stalls, stands and concessions including the Red Arrows ground team; the SPAM roadshow; Arnold Clark; Simulator Supplies; 21 Game Stall; Help for Heroes; Friends of the Red Arrows; Royal British Legion; Blackpool Transport; RAFA; Love My Beach and Blood Bikes.
In addition, there will be a fantastic selection of food and drink concessions including The Nag’s Head serving hot and cold beverages; Shake’n’Smooth for delicious smoothies, shakes and waffles, plus lots more to be announced.

Our official Air Show programme will be available to purchase on the day from the VisitBlackpool stand in the main Air Show village or from the VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre located at Festival House opposite Blackpool Tower.

In addition to the town centre car parks, we have FREE parking available for anyone visiting this year’s Blackpool Air Show!
The FREE parking is available for cars only on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August from 9am-9pm each day.  Car parking attendants will be on site directing visitors to relevant bus & tram stops and walking routes for the town centre car parks. Please be early to ensure you get a space!
The FREE car parking is available at the following locations only:

Blackpool & The Fylde College, Bispham Campus, Ashfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 0HB
Blackpool & The Fylde College, University Centre, Bennett Avenue, Blackpool, FY1 4EE
Blackpool & The Fylde, Energy Campus, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY4 2QY

Take a look at 2016 Air Show: 

Please support the Mayor’s Charity in aid of Blackpool Carers Centre and the Blackpool Royal British Legion Club.  Collections will take place at this event so please give generously.  For more information on the chosen charities or to make a donation, please CLICK HERE.