World’s finest heading to Blackpool Air Show!
Some of the world’s finest military and civilian aircraft are heading to Blackpool this summer for two days of fantastic aerial entertainment.
The programme will be headlined by the Breitling Jet Team who will perform over the Blackpool seafront on both days of the free weekend event on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August.
The French-based formation team will be joined by the RAF Chinook Display Team, the UK-based AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers, The Blades Aerobatic Team, a Typhoon, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and more!
The Breitling team, comprising six Albatros jets in distinctive dark blue and yellow colours, will be making their debut at the Air Show and will deliver a jaw-dropping display of formation flying over the famous seafront. They have performed in front of huge audiences all across the globe. Click here for a taster of what to expect this year at Blackpool Air Show.
AeroSuperBatics have been specialists in display flying for over 30 years and operate one of the best-loved civilian air display acts in Europe. They will perform a breath-taking sequence of acrobatic stunts, all whilst strapped to the top wings of the beautiful 1940s Boeing Stearman biplanes.
The Blades Aerobatic Team comprises extremely skilled and highly-experienced pilots with more than 25,000 hours of flying experience between them. Undertaking aerobatic manoeuvres less than four metres apart in perfect formation and at speeds of up to 200mph, the crowds will witness 30 separate awe-inspiring manoeuvres in the 15-minute display.
The Calidus Autogyro will join the show for some up close and personal aerobatic fun! Due to their low speed, the Gyro Display is cleared to fly just 50 metres from the crowd.
The military part of the programme includes the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, featuring a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber, and the RAF Chinook Display Team which will showcase the huge helicopter’s versatility with a stunning range of manoeuvres.
This year, the awesome Typhoon will be flown by Flt Lt Jim Peterson who has designed a display to demonstrate the aircraft’s immense power and acceleration. Spectators will see just why the team’s catchphrase is #BringTheNoise!
The programme will begin shortly after 1.30pm on both days, with the best viewing points on the promenade between North and Central Piers.
To complement the aerial programme, there will be plenty to see and do on the ground with a wide range of stalls, attractions and food concessions in the Air Show Village on the Tower Festival Headland.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive in resort early to avoid any traffic congestion. For regular updates, click here to find out more additions to the programme.
A VisitBlackpool spokesperson said: “The Blackpool Air Show is always one of the highlights of Blackpool’s summer.
“This year’s line-up of planes and stunt teams looks brilliant and with the Breitling Jet Team making their Blackpool debut, it promises to deliver a fantastic two days of free entertainment for all the family.
“We would encourage people to stay over for the whole weekend and take the opportunity to enjoy everything that Blackpool has to offer.”
For more details on Blackpool’s huge range of shows, events and attractions, to book accommodation or for any other enquiries, please go to www.visitblackpool.com or call 01253 478222.