Blackpool Airshow 2019 Preview

Blackpool Airshow 2019

August 10th & 11th
Red Arrows Rollbacks

The Red Arrows are regulars but will not display in 2019 because of their planned tour of the USA and Canada.

A free seaside airshow with afternoon displays of classic and modern aircraft over two days, centred to the left of the Northern Victorian pier.

Although the Red Arrows will not display this year, because they will be on their North American tour, jets will nevertheless 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.

Everyone's other favourite,, the RAF Chinook, is also scheduled to display at Blackpool, one of just 13 locations nationwide to secure the display in 2019.
Due to fly
Breitling Jet TeamBreitling Jet Team
Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Chinook (RAF)
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane
All appearances are subject to technical, weather and other constraints


Local area

Getting to the Show

By car

Use sat Nav FY1 4BJ until you get close, but ignore the sat nav in favour of local directions signs as soon as you see them. There are links to route planners in the Travel Advice column if you prefer to plan ahead or don't have sat nav.

By coach

Blackpool is well served by National Express. There are routes from many towns and cities including Preston, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Taunton, Stoke, Plymouth, Yeovil, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Bradford and places in between. Click the blue National Express to go to their web site.

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.

Click here to create a pocket timetable for your journey between any stations on the National Rail network.

The variety of rail tickets and fares can be very confusing. Trainline and Raileasy web sites list all ticket and fare options for the time and day of travel you choose but they both levy an admin fee. Click either of the blue ticket agency names to go to their web site.

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Accommodation near the show

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.

Expedia lists a good selection of smaller, as well as bigger, hotels and will find accommodation in villages and small towns as well as the main centres. They also give, and take, Nectar points.

Click the blue Expedia name for a list of hotels and guest houses near the show. The venue is already built into the links but when the list comes up you will need to enter your dates and adjust the number of rooms and guests, if necessary.

The International Hotels Group do not have a Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express in Blackpool itself, but there is one Holiday Inn and one Holiday Inn Express hotel in Preston, about 15 miles away. There is a Premier Inn near the beach; another two within three miles and a fourth in Blackpool East.

Weather for the show area

UK Met Office Forecast

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

The Met office seven-day forecast includes maximum, minimum and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind direction, gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.

The BBC's five-day forecast has overall conditions including temperatures, UV range and a description that may help to determine how pleasant the day will be for the visitor.

Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.

2019 Show Basics

August 10 - 11

Airshow links
Show's website


Not required. This is a free seaside airshow


Noon - 16.50, both days


For links to travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting there' tab