August 13 - 14
The Blackpool Airshow got off to a great start when, on 21st March, it was officially announced that the Red Arrows would return and display on both days. The RAF Typhoon and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also display on both Saturday and Sunday.
On the ground there will also be be plenty to see and do, with a wide range of stalls and refreshments in the Air Show Village on the Tower Festival Headland.
More details about the show, inlcuding additions to the flying list, will be here when announced.
A free seaside airshow with afternoon displays of classic and modern aircraft over two days. The best views are from the promenade between the Central Pier and the Northern Victorian pier.
|Red Arrows (both days)|
|Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF) (both days)|
|BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane (both days)|
|Chinook (RAF) (both days)|
|Details of more displays will be here when known|
In case there are mistakes or changes, please check the show's site for the latest list.
August 10th & 11th
The Red Arrows are regulars but did not display this year, because they were on their North American tour. Jets were nevertheless due to feature impressively, with two of the most popular teams: a rare UK appearance by the Breitling Jet Team and the ever-popular 'Bring on the Noise' RAF Typhoon.
Unfortunately, the extreme weather conditions prevented any flying on Saturday and on Sunday a reduced programme did not include the Breitling Jet Team. One of their aircraft suffered a technical problem and the weather en route prevented the arrival of the others.
Everyone's other favourite, the RAF Chinook, made this one of just 13 locations nationwide to secure the display in 2019 and the other teams made special efforts to ensure there was a display programme on Sunday.
|All flying cancelled Saturday.|
|Breitling Jet Team (cancelled both days: weather and tech issue)|
|Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)|
|BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane|
|Calidus Autogyro, Peter Davies|
|Richard Goodwin 'Muscle' Pitts Special|
|Originally proposed schedule|
|Saturday flying programme cancelled|
|13:43||Muscle Pitts S2S Special|
|16:00||Extra & Yak 50|
|15.47||Extra & Yak 50|
|15:58||Muscle Pitts S2S Special|
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There are direct services to Blackpool North from Manchester, Liverpool and York. Services from London Euston, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh and other major cities go to Preston, from where there are about 4 trains an hour for the onward journey to Blackpool.
It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.
The location is already built in to the link but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.
There are two Travelodge hotels in Blackpool and another in Lytham St Annes, about 5 miles away.
A full 7 day Blackpool weather forecast from the UK Met Office
The Met Office 7-day forecast includes actual and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.
The BBC's 14-day forecast has overall conditions including and hourly estimate of temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV range.
Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.
August 13th & 14th 2022
Not required. This is a free seaside airshow
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