The Blackpool Airshow has been cancelled for the second year running because of remaining uncertainty about staging large events. The 2022 show will be on August 6th - 7th.
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.
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.
There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.
There are two Travelodge hotels in Blackpool and another in Lytham St Annes, about 5 miles away.
Click a blue hotel name to go to the corresponding web site. The link already has the location built in, but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.
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 6th & 7th 2022
Not required. This is a free seaside airshow
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