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Southport Airshow History
The first Southport Airshow was an annual event held in Southport, Merseyside, England, since 1991. The airshow takes place over two days, usually in September, and attracts around 150,000 spectators making it the North West's largest Airshow.

The flying programme includes a good mixture of military and civilian aircraft, classic jets, warbirds, helicopters, aerobatics and parachute displays. The show features a whole host of trade stands, interactive and educational displays, simulators, military vehicles, assault courses, bungee trampolines, and children's activities.

At the start of the day you can see aircraft landing on the beach on the purpose built runway, a spectacle unique to Southport Air Show. You can get up close to them and the microlights as they park on the beach for the show.

Breitling Wingwalkers - Southport Airshow.

OV-10 Bronco - Southport Airshow.

MiG-15 - Southport Airshow.

P-51D Mustang - Southport Airshow.

Southport Airshow 2017
Southport Airshow.

The Southport Seafront Air Show is recognised as the North West's largest Airshow attracting up to 150,000 spectators over two days in September.

Combining a spectacular air display with a host of ground activities, the Southport Airshow is an exhilarating and fun-filled experience that the whole family can enjoy.

The event promises to be one of the aviation calendar's most spectacular events, providing stunning views of the best jets, fighters, bombers, helicopters and aerobatic aircraft.

Southport Airshow 2017:

15-17 September - Southport Airshow 2017

Southport Airshow 2017:

The 2017 Southport Air Show returns to the seafront and there will be a full line up of aircraft displays starting on the Friday night and throughout the weekend.

The displays on the Friday night will feature aircraft flying to music at dusk, pyros and LED lights - a first ever for the Southport Air Show. The launch will start a weekend of fun packed flying, ground activity from the military, all finished off with a firework finale to launch the weekend.

15-17 September - Southport Airshow 2017

Flying Display Schedule / Timetable:

Friday 15th September (gates open 6pm)
6.15pm - Model Aircraft with LED lights
6.35pm - BBMF
6.43pm - The Blades
7.01pm - Tigers Free Fall Team
7.19pm - Typhoon
7.32pm - Fireflies Aerobatic Team
7.47pm - OTTO The Helicopter
8.00pm - Model Aircraft with LED lights
8.30pm - Firework Finale

Saturday 16th September (gates open 9am)
10.30pm - Model Aircraft
1.00pm - Tigers Free Fall Team
1.17pm - P-51 Mustang
1.29pm - Breitling Wingwalker
1.41pm - OTTO The Helicopter
1.51pm - MiG-15
2.02pm - Vampire Pair
2.16pm - OV-10 Bronco
2.26pm - The Turb Team
2.43pm - Team Raven
3.00pm - BBMF
3.07pm - Huey
3.19pm - Spitfire and Buchon
3.35pm - The Blades
3.49pm - Tutor
3.52pm - Strikemaster
4.00pm - B-17 Sally B
4.12pm - Fireflies Aerobatic Team
4.22pm - Typhoon

Sunday 17th September (gates open 9am)
10.30pm - Model Aircraft
1.00pm - Tigers Free Fall Team
1.17pm - P-51 Mustang
1.29pm - Breitling Wingwalker
1.41pm - The Turb Team
2.00pm - BBMF
2.07pm - MiG-15
2.18pm - Vampire Pair
2.32pm - OV-10 Bronco
2.42pm - Team Raven
2.59pm - OTTO The Helicopter
3.06pm - Huey
3.18pm - Spitfire and Buchon
3.34pm - The Blades
3.48pm - Tutor
3.51pm - Strikemaster
3.59pm - B-17 Sally B
4.11pm - Fireflies Aerobatic Team
4.21pm - Typhoon

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will hopefully display their Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire.

The Red Arrows will not be displaying at the Southport Airshow this year because they have commitments elsewhere. They have set off for a four week tour of the Middle East to countries including Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait.

Local hotels for the Southport Airshow
Local hotels for the Southport Airshow

Friday Night Flying:
Start the Air Show in style with the Friday Night Launch Event. Opening at 6pm the sky will be filled with displays from the The Blades, Fireflies Display Team, Tigers Free Fall Team, the amazing Typhoon and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Wander around the site and you will find plenty to eat and drink, simulators, the military services, static aircraft, military vehicles and plenty to keep the kids entertained in between the flying displays.

Each display will fly to music giving it a really different feel to the rest of the displays over the weekend. Some will have LED lights, and even pyrotechnics.

All of this is complete with a grand firework finale, from previous winners of the British Musical Fireworks Champions, Sirotechnics Fireworks.

Ticket Prices:
Please check with official Southport Airshow website for ticket prices and booking.

Traffic & Travel:
When planning your journey to the Southport Air Show allow plenty of time for your journey. The gates open at 9am and we advise you get to the show for as close to this time as possible.

On your journey to the Southport Air Show you can tune into our dedicated Air Show Radio 87.7FM - this will keep you updated with traffic news. You can also tune in during the air show for commentary on each air display, interviews and great music.

Parking can be purchased in advance, there are a limited spaces and this will make your entrance to the site quicker than purchasing on the day.

Parking is available on the beach (North Beach only), Marine Drive and off the promenade in Princes Park, the Esplanade car park and Victoria Park, only 5 minutes walk from the sea front. Coaches will be directed to the Esplanade car park.

Parking is £6 per car on the day.


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On the Ground:
There will be an 'Air Show Village' which includes the following:

'Water Walkers' - walk, run, flip or roll in these inflatable water walking balls without getting wet.

'Lytham St Annes Spitfire' - The team from Lytham St Annes Spitfire Team bring the iconic Mark lX Spotfire BS435 in the colours of 611 Sqn RAF. Climb on board and get your photo taken.

'Military Area' - the military area will have a diving tank, climbing wall, brass band, artillery gun, helicopter and more.

'The Typhoon' - get close up with the amazing replica Typhoon!

Beach Attractions:
'Living Museum' - This is a must see! People dressed up as soldiers and an array of army equipment to show visitors. Try on the equipment and see what life was like in the trenches.

'Mini Tanks' - The kids will have piles of fun in the mini tanks; they can drive them around the beach and afterwards head over to see the full sized military tanks.

'Paintball Range' - The entire family can have fun together in the paint ball range where you can see who has the best aim and who completely misses the target you have to shoot at.

'Other Attractions' - bungee trampolines, land zorbs and jet simulators - if you have ever fancied yourself as a pilot make sure you give one of these a try and experience the next best thing.

Grob Tutor - Southport Airshow.