Sun To Shine On This Weekend’s Spectacular Blackpool Air Show

The weather forecast is excellent for this weekend as the Blackpool Air Show returns in spectacular style on Saturday 13th August and Sunday 14th August after the annual two-day event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

The 2022 Air Show is headlined by the magnificent Red Arrows, who will be flying high to close the show in spectacular form at 5 p.m. on both days – Saturday 13th  and Sunday 14th August – their first appearance in the resort since 2018.

The free two-day show will also feature thrilling displays from a wide range of military and civil aircraft including the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Typhoon, Chinook, Muscle Pitts Stunt Plane, Strikemaster and the AeroSuperBatics Wing Walkers.

Here is the 2022 Flying Line Up:

Saturday 13 August – stating at 2.10 p.m.

14:10     TYPHOON

14:23     SPITFIRE

14:35     WING WALKERS

14:56     BBMF

15:17     MUSCLE PITTS

15:30     L-39

15:42     CHINOOK

16:00     CALIDUS

16:12     SWORDFISH


16:37     TRAINER FORM’N

17:00     RED ARROWS


Sunday 14 August -starting at 2.10 p.m.

14:10     TYPHOON

14:23     BBMF


14:56     SPITFIRE

15:08     L-39

15:20     WING WALKERS

15:41     SWORDFISH

15:54     CHINOOK

16:12     CALIDUS

16:24     MUSCLE PITTS

16:37     TRAINER FORM’N

17:00     RED ARROWS

A VisitBlackpool spokesperson said: ‘The Air Show is one of our biggest events, attracting around 100,000 people over the weekend. The much-anticipated return of the Red Arrows creates an even bigger draw. We are thrilled that the Reds will be providing a breath-taking finale on both days. Anyone who has witnessed a Red Arrows display over the Blackpool seafront will know that it’s a photographer’s dream, so don’t forget your cameras – and please do plan your journey and arrive in resort early so you don’t miss a moment of the action.’

Squadron Leader Tom Bould, Team Leader of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and Red 1, said: ‘Displaying at Blackpool is always one of the highlights of any busy summer for the Red Arrows. With the Tower in sight and the wonderful coastline stretching out before you, Blackpool is a location which really excites you as a display pilot. One of the key aims of the Red Arrows is to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds through a dynamic demonstration of teamwork and precision. This is another reason why Blackpool Air Show is a great event for us – it attracts tens of thousands of people, many of whom are families, and it’s wonderful to know so many are watching and enjoying our new display.’  The Red Arrows team’s pilots will also be hosting some meet and greet sessions around the viewing area on the Tower Festival Headland.

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