Blackpool Air Show 2014
July 3, 2014 at 11:11 am
This year the skies of Blackpool receive the returning Red Arrows, The Red arrows have always been a highlight of the free Blackpool Air Show which takes place each year to celebrate the prowess of those who fly for the armed forces. Action Takes Place at the North and Central Piers If you are visiting Blackpool for the weekend of the 10th and 11th August, a short walk from your Blackpool hotel accommodation is the central Blackpool promenade. Between the North and Central pier the primary air show action takes place, and you’ll find thousands of families and fans picnicking and watching daredevil flybys. History of Blackpool Air Show Since the first aviator to cross the English Channel caused a bit of excitement in 1909, Blackpool has hosted an annual air show to commemorate the event. This means you’ll see planes from all of last century represented, and some special World War I and II aircraft. The show has always been held in view of the Blackpool Tower, with people gathered each summertime to enjoy the spectacular miracle of aviation. Stunt Flyshows The way the flyers perform acrobatics and manoeuvres in the airshow is in no way representative of your typical trip on a domestic or commercial flight – all the more to appreciate the skill and guts of the pilots who perform at the Blackpool Air Show. Planes and More Planes The timetable runs over the two days, from 2 – 4.30pm each day. This is perfect for after-lunch lounging in an outdoors bar on one of the piers, or lazing on a rug at Blackpool Beach looking skywards. The planes you will see include a Dakota, Tucano, Swordfish, Hawker Hunter subsonic jet aircraft, a calidus gyrocopter, sea fury, spitfire, hurricane, Lancaster, Vulcan bomber, RAF Typoon – the world’s most agile aircraft, and finally, the Red Arrows. Special Air Acrobatics Additionally, throughout the day there are specialist air acrobatic shows including the wingwalking Brietling team who stand on the wings of flying Boeing Sterman biplanes. Catch your breath when the diving and stunt antics of the Arbath Extra 330C plane takes off, and enjoy the RAF TRIG display team as they show off their acrobatic skill in 1940s designed Pitts special biplanes. Why not make a weekend of it and stay with us at the Carn Brae Hotel in Blackpool? Our friendly staff are waiting to speak with you on 01253 345 938.