Blackpool Air Show is back again for 2017 with a spectacular two day show. First introduced in 2014 the two day format has proved to be very popular with the Blackpool Air Show crowds, with twice the fun and twice the thrills.

The Air Show Village at Tower Festival Headland will be open from 10am on both days with the flying displays comencing at 1:15pm on both days.

Air show display times for Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • 13:15 – 13:23 State of the art military aircraft technology opens the 2017 Blackpool Air Show with the RAF Typhoon displaying its cutting edge capabilities, the worlds most agile aircraft. Witness an elite RAF front line squadron in action.
  • 13:26 – 13:38 Twister Aerobatics Team. The Silence Twister started life as a world beating radio controlled aerobatic machine simply known as the Twister. It had been developed by Matthias and Thomas Strieker in Germany and was so successful that they decided to build a “real” version of the model.
    The design of the aircraft has been significantly developed from the original kits and the team’s latest aircraft have been built specifically for aerobatics and air displays with integral smoke systems and wiring for the wingtip pyrotechnics as well as glass cockpit technology featuring computerised engine management systems. G-JINX, the latest aircraft, also features a new centreline hardpoint allowing the carriage of a ferry tank and extra storage.
  • 13:41 – 13:51 Chipmunk. The Chipmunk is a tandem, two-seat, single-engined primary trainer aircraft which was the standard primary trainer for the Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force and several other air forces through much of the post-Second World War years.
    The RAF received 735 Chipmunks, designated de Havilland Chipmunk T.10, manufactured in the UK by the de Havilland parent company as a Tiger Moth replacement. They initially served with Reserve Flying Squadrons of the RAF Volunteer Reserve as well as the University Air Squadrons. Chipmunks were pressed into service in Cyprus on internal security flights during the conflict in 1958. Eight disassembled aircraft were flown out in the holds of Blackburn Beverley transports. After reassembly, they operated as 114 Squadron for some months into 1959. From 1956 to 1990 the Chipmunks of the RAF Gatow Station Flight were used for covert reconnaissance by BRIXMIS over the Berlin area.
  • 13:54 – 14:02 HUEY 509 Vietnam war era military helicopter Huey website.
  • 14:05 – 14:21 The Blades Aerobatic Team. From Sywell Aerodrome Northampton.
  • 14:24 – 14:34 The BAC Strikemaster BAC Strikemaster website.
  • 14:37 – 14:45 YAK 50.
  • 14:48 – 15:00 TRIG TEAM Trig Aerobatics website.
  • 15:03 – 15:21 RAF Battle of Britain memorial Flight Visit BBMF website.
  • 15:24 – 15:39 Two from the Brietling Team with their Boeing Stearman aircraft and daredevil wing walking ladies. Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
  • 15:42 – 15:50 CALIDUS The enigmatic Calidus Gyrocopter is next to tickle our fancy, quirky but great fun. Piloted by Peter Try-Davies visit website.
  • 16:00 – 16:20 RED ARROWS Red Arrows display team website.

Air show display time for Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • 13:15 – 13:23 TYPHOON. RAF Eurofighter Typhoon.
  • 13:26 – 13:38 TWISTER.
  • 13:41 – 13:59 BBMF. RAF Battle of Britain memorial Flight.
  • 14:02 – 14:12 BULLDOG & CHIPMUNK.
  • 14:15 – 14:23 HUEY 509. Helicopter
  • 14:26 – 14:42 THE BLADES.
  • 14:45 – 14:55 BAC STRIKEMASTER.
  • 14:58 – 15:06 YAK 50.
  • 15:09 – 15:21 TRIG TEAM. Trig Aerobatics display
  • 15:24 – 15:39 BREITLING. Wing Walkers.
  • 15:42 – 15:50 CALIDUS. The enigmatic Calidus Gyrocopter
  • 16:00 – 16:20 RED ARROWS. The ever popular RAF jet display team

Visitors are advised to arrive early as the event is very popular and will attract a large crowd of onlookers.

The air show can be affected by inclement weather and displays can be rescheduled or cancelled at short notice, if in any doubt about the air display or car parking in Blackpool contact the Tourist Information Centre telephone 01253 478222

Tower Festival Headland Blackpool Lancashire FY1 4BJ Tel: 01253 478222


This years Blackpool Airshow lineup can be seen here This years Blackpool Air Show program.

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