Blackpool Air Show is back for 2023 with another 2 day program of exhilarating aeronautics, Saturday 12th August and Sunday 13th August are sure to provide a spectacular line up of Aircraft and Flying displays to delight Blackpool visitors and residents alike.

Blackpool Air Show is a free seaside airshow with afternoon displays of modern and classic aircraft over two days attracting large crowds over both days. The best views of the show are from the promenade between the Central Pier and the Northern Victorian pier. Tower Festival Headland

There will also be be plenty to see and do on the ground at the Air Show Village, with a wide range of stalls and refreshments to suit all ages on the Tower Festival Headland.

The Blackpool Air Show Village will be open on both days from 10:00am to 5:00pm with something to interest young and not so young alike.

Saturday Air Show Display Times

  • 2:00pm – RAF Red Arrows display team.
    Opening this years action packed show the perennial favourites of air shows the world over, The Red Arrows, will open the Saturday and Sunday show with a nine aircraft display. The world’s most spectacular and exciting flying team have entertained millions of spectators over the years and will wow the crowds once again with a spectacular display over both days of the 2023 Blackpool Air Show. Red Arrows display team website.
  • 2:28pm – Calidus Autogyro
    One of my favourites. The enigmatic Calidus Gyrocopter is next to tickle our fancy, quirky but great fun. Piloted by Peter Try-Davies Visit Gyro Air Displays website.
  • 2:40pm – RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
    Avro Lancaster Supermarine Spitfire & Hawker Hurricane visiting the skies of Blackpool. British WW2 favourites. Visit BBMF website.
  • 3:01pm – Aero L-39 Albatros
    The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer designed and produced in Czechoslovakia by Aero Vodochody. It is the most widely used jet trainer in the world, in addition to performing basic and advanced pilot training, it has also flown combat missions in a light-attack role.
  • 3:13pm – Fairy Swordfish
    The Fairy Swordfish torpedoe bomber a relic from WW1 but in May 1941 Royal Naval Air Service Fairy Swordfish from the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious torpedoed the German Battleship Bismarck disabling its rudder leaving it vulnarable to British battleships HMS King George 5th and HMS Rodney along with several cruisers who engaged the Bismark the following day and sank it.
  • 3:26pm – Westland WASP Helicopter display
    The Westland Wasp is a small 1960s British turbine powered, shipboard anti-submarine helicopter. Produced by Westland Helicopters, it came from the same P.531 programme as the British Army Westland Scout, and is based on the earlier piston-engined Saunders-Roe Skeeter. Historic Wasp website.
  • 3:37pm – Hawker Hurricane
    The legendary World War two British fighter aircraft, overshadowed somewhat by the Supermarine Spitfire, but an aircraft with a magnificent combat record accross many theatres of operation in ww2.
  • 3:49pm – AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers
    Audacious, brave, daredevils. A pair of the Aero SuperBatics Wing Walkers, the world’s only formation wing walking team with their beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes. There will be a breathtaking sequence of formation loops and rolls, while daring wing walkers perform acrobatics on their wings. During all of this, the wingwalkers experience speeds of up to 150 mph and ‘G’ forces of up to 4G! Aero SuperBatics website.
  • 4:12pm – North American Harvard
    The North American Harvard trainer aircraft was built in greater numbers than most combat aircraft during World War Two. By the end of the War over 5000 had been supplied to British and Commonwealth Air Forces. Warbirds Harvard Display website.
  • 4:24pm – Red Devil Parachute Display Team
    An elite unit of the Parachute Regiment, the Red Devils showcase the immense capabilities of the British Army’s paratroopers to audiences across the world. We perform over 350 tandem skydives and 60 parachute displays every year. Red Devils website.
  • 4:47pm – Muscle Pitts Biplane
    Stunning acrobatics with highly modified Pitts Special biplanes flown by Rich Goodwin and his team of highly experienced and skilled aerobatic pilots whose displays offers all the smoke and noise of a modern air display act, coupled with the unbeatable character of the 1940’s designed Pitts Special biplane. Rich Goodwin Air Shows website.
  • 5:00pm – Team Raven Aerobatics
    Raven display team flying the RV-8, a high performance self assembly aircraft, in close up to six aircraft formations. Visit the Team Raven website
  • 5:24pm – RAF Eurofighter Typhoon
    State of the art military aircraft technology at 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. RAF Typhoon Display Team website.

Sunday Air Show Display Times

  • 2:00pm – RAF Red Arrows display team.
  • 2:28pm – Calidus Autogyro.
  • 2:40pm – RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
  • 3:01pm – Aero L-39 Albatros.
  • 3:13pm – Fairy Swordfish biplane.
  • 3:26pm – Westland WASP Helicopter display.
  • 3:37pm – Hawker Hurricane.
  • 3:49pm – AeroSuperBatic Wingwalkers.
  • 4:12pm – North American Harvard.
  • 4:24pm – Red Devil Parachute Display Team.
  • 4:47pm – Muscle Pitts Biplane.
  • 5:00pm – Team Raven Aerobatics.
  • 5:24pm – RAF Eurofighter Typhoon.

Note: The display times are approximate and can be subject to change.

Please Note

Organisers always advise visitors to get to Blackpool and over to Tower Festival Headland early as demand for public car parks is likely to be exceptionally high.

An overspill car park will be available at Blackpool Airport at the south end of the promenade, offering visitors a chance to park all day for £5 using the PayByPhone app. The car park is a short walk from the Starr Gate tram terminus, where people can take a tram to the Tower Festival Headland.

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 display or car parking in Blackpool contact the Tourist Information Centre telephone 01253 478222

Blackpool Air Display 2023! See you there.


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