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Two Breitling Jets performing aerobatic roll during fast jet air display

Blackpool Airshow 2019 Line Up

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.

Blackpool Air Show 2019 Flying Schedule

Saturday Airshow Cancelled

Due to the forecast of extreme weather for Saturday 10th August the Saturday Airshow has been cancelled.

The Sunday program is still planned to go ahead but some changes to the line up may be necesary if weather intervenes.

Sunday is still on 01253 478222 for latest.

Telephone the Tourist Information centre on 01253 478222 for the latest information.

Saturday 10th August 2019

  • 1:30pm Typhoon FGR4. RAF Eurofighter.
  • 1:43pm Muscle Pitts S2S Special.
  • 1:56pm AeroSuperBatics Wing Walkers.
  • 2:17pm Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane BBMF.
  • 2:38pm RAF Chinook display.
  • 2:55pm Avro Anson.
  • 3:06pm Bulldog.
  • 3:17pm Calidas Autogyro.
  • 3:28pm The Blades Aerobatic Team.
  • 3:49pm T6 Harvard Flying Display.
  • 4:00pm Extra & Yak 50.
  • 4:11pm Breitling Jets Display Team.

Sunday 11th August 2019

  • 1:30pm Typhoon FGR4. RAF Eurofighter.
  • 1:43pm AeroSuperBatics Wing Walkers.
  • 2:04pm Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane BBMF.
  • 2:25pm RAF Chinook display.
  • 2:42pm Avro Anson.
  • 2:53pm Bulldog.
  • 3:04pm Calidas Autogyro.
  • 3:15pm The Blades Aerobatic Team.
  • 3:36pm T6 Harvard Flying Display.
  • 3:47pm Extra & Yak 50.
  • 3:58pm Muscle Pitts S2S Special.
  • 4:11pm Breitling Jets Display Team.

The Aircraft at Blackpool Air Show

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon

Cutting edge military aircraft. When you see the Typhoon performing on this year’s display circuit it will be the culmination of months of hard work, detailed preparation and concerted effort by the team behind the display. Whilst it is the pilot who displays the aircraft, he cannot even begin to do his job without the unfaltering commitment and backing of the dedicated group of professionals that make up the Typhoon Display Team. This year’s team, from 29(R) Squadron, comprises a specialist from every aircraft trade along with support and management teams to assist both the pilot and the trades, all of whom work closely together to bring you the dazzling spectacle that is the Typhoon Display.
Every member of the team has been hand picked from what is already an elite cadre of skilled personnel at RAF Coningsby. They have proven themselves in their day jobs and are now privileged and proud to represent the very best in excellence and dedication that the Royal Air Force can offer.RAF Typhoon Display Team website and the Manufacturers website.

Pitts Special

The Trig Aerobatic Team’s display brings vintage glamour and dynamic close formation flying to the skies. Team leader Richard Grace and Dave Puleston operate two Pitts Special S-1D biplanes. These aircraft were designed in the 1940’s but remain popular due to their high power and low weight ratio.
Trig Aerobatic Team website.

Aerosuperbatics Wing Walkers

The stunning, daredevil Wingwalkers, formerly known as The Breitling Wingwalkers, are another Blackpool Air Show favourite, are seen live by over 6 million spectators each year in the UK alone. They perform a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the team’s beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes. The team pilots fly the aircraft through a well rehearsed energetic routine of dazzling aerobatics and close formation flypasts as the wingwalkers wave at the crowd. These manoeuvres include, loops, rolls, stall turns and even inverted flight! During all of this, the wingwalkers experience speeds of up to 150 mph and ‘G’ forces of up to 4G! Wing Walkers website.

Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF)

A regular favourite at Blackpool Air show The iconic World War 2 Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane from the RAF BBMF are flying over Blackpool. Battle of Britain memorial Flight website.

The Blades Display Team

The Blades fly Extra EA-300s. They are low-wing, high performance aircraft designed for the most adventurous aerobatic manoeuvres and created with advanced aerobatic flying in mind. A competitive aerobatic display pilot during the 1980s, Walter Extra decided to design and build the ultimate aerobatic aeroplane, with optimum structure, weight and performance and the forerunner of today’s aircraft was born.
Since it was first produced, the Extra has undergone many modifications and the current design utilises the most advanced materials and construction techniques to provide an extremely light-weight and agile aeroplane that is certified to +/- 10g.
The Blades operate the Extra 300LP and the latest variant, the Extra 330SC. With a more powerful engine, the 330SC gives Blade 4 more performance for his solo routines.
Visit The Blades display team website.

The Yakovlev Yak-50

The YAK 50 is is a Russian single-seat all-metal low-wing monoplane aerobatic aircraft with retractable main wheels and exposed tail wheel. The control surfaces are fabric-covered to save weight. The aircraft is not equipped with flaps.
The supercharged engine may be the Vedeneyev M14P, M14PF or M14R, producing between 360 and 450 hp and driving the propeller via a reduction gearbox.
The Yak-50 had exceptionally fine handling characteristics enhanced by a relatively high power-to-weight ratio. It has a tough and agile airframe – the type was twice World Aerobatic Champion. It was used as a military trainer by several countries. More on the Yak 50 at Wikipedia.

Tower Festival Headland

Stalls and static displays on Tower Festival Headland open from 10am on both days of the Blackpool Air Show.

A really exciting programme for the Blackpool Air Show 2017 is being assembled and Blackpool anticipates welcoming tens of thousands of people into the resort for the two days.
All the aerobatic display teams we witness at Blackpool Air Show are breathtaking and this year’s display is sure to be a fly away success.

Note that all the displays are subject to availability and suitable weather conditions on the day. The flying programme may therfore be subject to change without prior notification.

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

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Car Parks at Blackpool Air Show

The best way to reach the car parks at Blackpool is to approach from the M55.

At the end of the M55 go straight on at the roundabout onto Yeadon Way, this will take you straight into the centre of Blackpool.

The car parks are on the left from the next roundabout on up into the centre of town. The first car park is behind Pleasure Beach and South Shore and there are other car parks as you travel towards the town centre.

The car parks in the centre can get very busy, I usually park up before the centre and walk in.

These car parks are Blackpool Council parks and the machines take credit & debit cards.

Remember to arrive early, on a good day around 100,000 people attend the Blackpool Air Show.