Blackpool Airshow

Blackpool Airshow

August 13 - 14


RAF Chinook

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 of the flying list are in the table and the proposed timetable is on their social media here and their web site here.

About the show

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.

Aircraft Flying
All displays are due on both days, subject, as always, to weather and technical issues
Red Arrows
Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane
Chinook (RAF)
Richard Goodwin
WingwalkersAerosuperbatics Wingwalkers Pair)
Strikemaster Mk82A
Calidus Autogyro, Peter Davies
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb BM597 G-MKVB (HAC)
Chipmunk G-BXIA (WB615 Group) & Bulldog G-DAWG (High-G Jets)
Aero Vodochody L39 Albatros
Fairey Swordfish MkI 'W5856' G-BMGC (Navy Wings)

In case there are mistakes or changes, please check the show's site for the latest list.
Appearances are always subject to technical, weather and other constraints.

Blackpool Airshow 2019

August 10th & 11th

Breitling Jet Team

The Breitling Jet Team were due to display on both days - but didn't.

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)
Chinook (RAF)
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane
Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
The Blades
Calidus Autogyro, Peter Davies
Richard Goodwin 'Muscle' Pitts Special
Yak 50
Avro Anson
Originally proposed schedule
Saturday flying programme cancelled
13:30 Typhoon
13:43 Muscle Pitts S2S Special
13:56 AeroSuperbatics Wingwalkers
14:38RAF Chinook
14:55 Avro Anson
15:06 Bulldog
15:17 Calidus Autogyro
15:28 The Blades
15:49 Harvard
16:00 Extra & Yak 50
16:11 Breitling Jets
13:30 Typhoon
13:43AeroSuperbatics Wingwalkers
14:04 BBMF
14:25RAF Chinook
14:42 Avro Anson
14:53 Bulldog
15:04 Calidus Autogyro
15:15 The Blades
15:36 Harvard
15.47Extra & Yak 50
15:58Muscle Pitts S2S Special
16:11 Breitling Jets

Getting to the Blackpool Airshow

By car

Use sat Nav FY1 4BJ until you get close, but ignore the sat nav in favour of local direction signs as soon as you see them.


There are links to other route planners in the Travel Advice section.

By Train

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.

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Accommodation near the Blackpool Airshow

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.

Some More Options

There are two Travelodge hotels in Blackpool and another in Lytham St Annes, about 5 miles away.

Weather for the Blackpool area

UK Met Office Forecast

A full 7 day Blackpool weather forecast from the UK Met Office

BBC Forecast

A 14-day forecast from the BBC

What the forecasts tell you

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.

2022 Show Basics


August 13th & 14th 2022

Airshow links

Show's website


Not required. This is a free seaside airshow


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