Are you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids? Do you have a limited budget to entertain the family for the entire day? Or do you simply have a love of aviation and air shows?
Look no further than the Southport Air Show, the number one family day out in the North West. Young or old, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the aviation world.
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. Get up close to them and the micro lights as they park on the beach for the show.
Provisional Participating aircraft at Southport Airshow 2015:
The Southport Airshow
19-20 September 2015
Saturday 19th September:
Chinook - 13:00
Hurricane IIb & Spitfire PR.XI - 13:10
The Blades - 13:28
Mig 15 - 13:45
Red Arrows & Vulcan - 14.00
The Vulcan - 14:05
The Tigers Free Fall Team - 14:17
RN Sea King Search & Rescue - 14:41
Jet Provost T5 - 15:06
Swordfish I - 15:16
Black Cats (2x Wildcat) - 15:26
Xtreme XA41 - 15:38
Typhoon - 15:48
Bulldog & Tutor - 15:58
Bulldog - 16:02
Tutor - 16:10
Scout AH1 - 16:20
Red Arrows - 16:30
Hawk T2 Role Demo with beach explosions - 17:05
The Vulcan will fly in formation with the Red Arrows on Saturday 19th September.
Sunday 20th September:
Red Arrows - 12:30
Spitfire XIX - 13.00
RN Sea King Search & Rescue - 13:12
Tigers Freefall Team - 13:37
Bulldog & Tutor - 13:59
Bulldog - 14:04
Tutor - 14:12
Jet Provost T5 - 14:22
Swordfish I - 14:34
Black Cats (2x Wildcat) - 14:44
Hurricane IIb & Spitfire PR.XI - 14:58
The Blades - 15:15
Meteor T7 WA591 - 15:32
Mig 15 - 15:42
Xtreme XA41 - 15:52
Scout AH1 - 16:01
Hawk T2 Role Demo with beach explosions - 16:09
Typhoon - 16:21
Aircraft landing on beach from 10.30am:
Flex wing microlight
WW2 Replica Storch
De Havilland Tiger Moth
Hornet Moth or Aeronca C3
Flex wing microlight Blade 582
Zenair CH601 HD
Tecnam P2002 JF
De Havilland Chipmunk DCH-Z
The show opens at 9am, with light aircraft and microlights landing on the beach.
This is an extremely busy event and normal travelling times do not apply. Roads and motorways into Southport become extremely congested and delays are to be expected. Where possible travel by public transport and arrive as close to 9am as possible.
From the South, take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport.
From the North, follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport and the Southport Air Show.
Parking is charged at £6 per car and cannot be booked in advance.
By Rail: Regular services to Southport operate throughout the year. A fast and frequent rail service runs between Liverpool City Centre and Southport. Rail connections to Southport from Scotland, the North, and the rest of the country are available via Manchester and Wigan stations.
Southport Air Show will have its very own radio station dedicated to keeping you updated on any traffic and travel approaching the Air Show. We will also use this station to broadcast the commentary so if you are parked up and in your car you will be able to listen to the commentator. This station will broadcast for approximately 10 miles radius to Southport. The frequency will 87.7FM.
The Living Museum
Paint Ball Range
This year’s show features an extensive collection of military vehicles and where best to display these other than Southport beach. The collection features genuine World War Two battle vehicles.
The Air Show Village will keep the family entertained. As well as a replica Spitfire there are also water walkers, bouncy castles, army inflatable assault course and in the Aviation Marquee you can meet Fergus the Tractor and look at the amazing Lego work.
The Armed Forces will be along Marine Drive. You can meet and pose questions to the RAF aircrew present, gain insight into army life and the Royal Navy will be there to talk about Navy and life as a Royal Marine.