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Air Show Line-Up

The full line-up of magnificent flying machines that will perform at this year’s Blackpool Air Show has been unveiled.

The free two-day show on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August will feature thrilling displays from a wide range of military and civil aircraft including the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Typhoon, The Red Devils, Muscle Pitts stunt plane, Strikemaster and the AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers.

There's plenty to see on the ground, too. Head to the Air Show Village on the Tower Festival Headland for a wide range of stalls, attractions and food concessions. 

Take a look at the line-up below along with further information on each aircraft:

Sunday 13 August Display Times*

Sunday Display Times
Start Aircraft
14:00 Red Arrows
14:28 Calidus
14:40 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
15:01 L-39
15:13 Swordfish
15:26 Stintson Reliant
No Longer Flying Hurricane
15:49 AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers 
No Longer Flying Harvard
16:24 Red Devil Parachute Team
16:47 Muscle Pitts
17:00 The Ravens
17:24 Typhoon

* Please note: the display times are approximate and can be subject to change. 
The Red Arrows

Red Arrows 

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams. They will perform at the Blackpool Air Show on both days.
Flying distinctive Hawk fast-jets, the team is made up of pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience. Together, they demonstrate the excellence and capabilities of the Royal Air Force and the service’s skilled, talented people.
With a breath-taking combination of close formations and precision flying, the Red Arrows have been displaying since 1965. Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows had flown almost 5,000 displays in 57 countries, by the beginning of 2022 – the team's 58th season.

Squadron Leader Tom Bould, Team Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and Red 1, said: “Displaying at Blackpool is always one of the highlights of any busy summer for the Red Arrows.

“With the Tower in sight and the wonderful coastline stretching out before you, Blackpool is a location which really excites you as a display pilot.

“One of the key aims of the Red Arrows is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds through a dynamic demonstration of teamwork and precision. This is another reason why Blackpool Air Show is a great event for us – it attracts tens of thousands of people, many of whom are families, and it’s wonderful to know so many are watching and enjoying our new display.”

Battle Of Britain Memorial FlightThe Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Blackpool Air Show

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) operates from RAF Coningsby, a Typhoon base, in Lincolnshire.

The mission of the RAF BBMF is to maintain the priceless artefacts of our national heritage in airworthy condition in order to commemorate those who have fallen in the service of this country.
The Flight operates six Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Lancaster, a C47 Dakota, and two Chipmunk aircraft (primarily for training). The aircraft are flown by regular RAF aircrew.

The Blackpool Air Show weekend will see a display on both days by a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber, one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world.

RAF Typhoon Display TeamTyphoon Blackpool Air Show 2022

Bring the noise! This year's RAF Typhoon Display, Callsign ‘Anarchy1’, is piloted by Flt Lt Matt Brighty.

Flt Lt Matt Brighty joined the RAF as a direct entrant in 2007 after completing his A-Levels and graduated Initial Officer Training at RAF College Cranwell in 2008 before beginning his flying training.

He was awarded his RAF wings at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and, in early 2010 and between flying training courses, he was lucky enough to have a holding post with No. 6 Air Experience Flight at RAF Benson where he was able to re-pay the pleasure of first flying experiences for members of the ATC.

The Eurofighter Typhoon has a top speed of more than 1400mph and is powered by two Rolls Royce engines, producing 40,000lbs of thrust.

Photo: Copyright Sqn Ldr Keith Watson

Muscle BiplaneBlackpool Air Show 2022 Muscle Biplane

This year Rich Goodwin will perform at the Blackpool Air Show in the highly-modified Pitts Special S2S, his ‘Muscle Biplane’.

The Muscle Biplanes are designed to provide the ultimate in spectacular aerial entertainment.

The aircraft’s extensive modification programme has given this biplane unique capabilities, which allow Rich to perform an extraordinary brand of aerobatics including torque rolls, backwards flight and knife-edge flypasts.

AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers

Formerly known as the Breitling Wingwalkers, AeroSuperBatics are the world’s only professional formation wingwalking teamAeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers Blackpool Air Show 2022.
This year, Kirsten Pobjoy and Emma Broadbent will perform on the top wings of beautiful 1940s Boeing Stearman biplanes, liveried in a striking orange, white and blue.
At the same time, the pilots will fly through a choreographed and energetic routine of dazzling aerobatics and close formation flypasts. These manoeuvres include loops, rolls, stall turns and inverted flight – all reaching speeds of up to 150 mph.
The powerful smoke system used in the display works by injecting environmentally-friendly smoke oil directly into the exhaust system.


Red Devil Parachute Display Team

The Red Devils began in 1964 to boost public engagement and recruitment for the British Army and became the official parachute display team of the British Army in devils parachute team

The Red Devils showcase the immense capabilities of the Army’s paratroopers to audiences across the world, performing over 350 tandem skydives and 60 parachute displays every year. The team remain serving members of the Parachute Regiment and can be recalled to duty at any time. As the Red Devils’ motto goes, they’re always Ready For Anything

The team is comprised of 15 highly-skilled paratroopers chosen through a rigorous selection process, demonstrating their bravery and mastery of the art of parachuting with every jump. Whether it's executing formations in the sky or performing daring freefall manoeuvres, the Red Devils always deliver an adrenaline-pumping performance that leaves spectators on the edge of their seats.


The RavensThe Ravens Blackpool Air Show

Team Raven is a force to be reckoned with in the world of formation aerobatics. This tight-knit group of six skilled pilots takes to the skies in their self-build RV8 aircraft, dazzling audiences with their precision and daring manoeuvres.

Each pilot undergoes rigorous training and countless hours of practice to ensure that their manoeuvres are flawlessly executed. Their synchronicity and unity in the air are a testament to their exceptional teamwork and unwavering dedication to their craft.

Calidus AutogyroCalidus

Autogyros, with their sleek and futuristic appearance, gracefully navigate through the skies at exhilarating speeds. They hold the distinction of being the pioneering aircraft in the realm of rotary wings, demonstrating successful and safe flight under full control.

The gyro's rotor blades operate independently, effortlessly spinning as the air passes through the rotor disk. During flight, these rotors are powered solely by autorotation, with no mechanical drive propelling them. Autogyros truly embody the essence of innovation and flight!


The Fairey Swordfish was originally designed as a private venture in the mid-1930s to replace Greek Fairey IIIF aircraft. Despite being seen as outdated by the time WWII began, the Swordfish earned its legendary status by virtue of being extremely versatile. It could carry a wide variety of payloads, including a hefty 1,610lb torpedo.

The aircraft achieved notoriety for successfully attacking the Italian battle fleet at Taranto, as well as the infamous pursuit of the Bismarck, which ended with a Swordfish torpedo causing critical damage to her steering gear. One such model of Swordfish flew for two years with the Royal Canadian Air Force before eventually being acquired by BAE Systems. Today, lovingly restored, it remains a testament to the rugged and enduring craft of this iconic aircraft.

...And more

The programme will also see displays by the Stintson Reliant​, Hurricane and the Harvard.