Blackpool Airshow 2020 Cancelled
Due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic the 2020 Blackpool Airshow originaly scheduled for saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August is now cancelled.
The 2021 Blackpool Airshow will be held on 7th & 8th August 2021.
Councillor Gillian Campbell, Cabinet Member for Tourism & Culture for Blackpool Council, said:
It is with a heavy heart that we are cancelling one of Blackpool’s biggest and most popular events.
Over the past few weeks we have been closely monitoring Government guidance around social distancing and public gatherings to determine whether the event could go ahead in some way.
It is now clear that the logistical implications of staging an event of this size under the current restrictions, a number of which are likely to remain in place for some time, mean that it cannot go ahead this summer.
The health and safety of our visitors and all those involved in the Air Show is of paramount importance. So too is the prevention of additional strain on the emergency services who support our events programme each year at a time when they are helping to lead the UK-wide response to the pandemic.
It is, of course, disappointing to have to cancel such an important part of our summer programme, but we are working closely with our partners to ensure that our resort emerges from this crisis with a strong and vibrant tourism offer.
We look forward to welcoming back our visitors when it is safe to do so.
Other events in the Blackpool programme for 2020 will continue to be reviewed over the coming weeks in line with Government forward guidance.
Blackpool Airshow 2021 dates saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August 2021.
Blackpool launched the worlds first official air show 121 years ago in 1909, an historic year in aviation when French aviator Louis Bleriot made the first crossing of the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft.
Since those early days Blackpool Air show has been at the forefront of family entertainment air shows, with exciting flying programs designed to appeal to all the family.
In the intervening years Blackpool Air Show has showcases the best of civilian aviation daredevils and military aerial prowess with stunning displays from Jet aircraft formation flying, daredevil wink walkers barnstorming stunt flying and not only fixed wing aircraft, the enigmatic Calidus, a Blackpool favourite, and the awesome Chinook helicopter display the sky’s above B;Blackpool will thrill and delight he whole family.
This year with the ever popular Red Arrows away touring the United States the headline fast jet display is being delivered by the Breitling Jet display team who are sure to put on a jaw dropping display to close each days events.
The stunning Blackpool sands and iconic Tower make a unique backdrop to one of the North West’s finest air shows. The primary action takes place between North Pier and Central Pier, Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 4BJ.
There are also static displays and stands on the Headland with something to entertain and surprise everyone.
See the full two day flying program here Blackpool Airshow 2021 line-up.
Blackpool Airshow the finest two day air show in the UK.