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Southport Airshow 2018

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Southport Airshow.

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.

Red Arrows - Southport Airshow.
Red Arrows Display Schedule:

Display at Southport Airshow on Friday 6th July at 7.30pm.

Red Arrows schedule

BBMF Display Schedule:

Friday 6th July at 8pm (L, S & H)
Saturday 7th July at 2pm (L, S & H)
Sunday 8th July at 1pm (L, S & H)

L=Lancaster, S=Spitfire & H=Hurricane

BBMF schedule

Southport Airshow 2018
Southport Airshow.

The Southport Seafront Air Show is recognised as the North West's largest Airshow. The 2017 Southport Air Show was a fantastic event and included the first ever Friday Night Launch Night which was spectacular with lights and pyros on planes and a huge firework FINALE!

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 2018:

06-08 July - Southport Airshow 2018

Southport Airshow 2018:

The 27th Southport Air Show, in 2018, will take place over three days but this time in July. This is because of high tides running throughout September next year, the Air Show has been brought back to the 6th, 7th and 8th of July.

Last year (2017), the displays on the Friday night featured aircraft flying to music at dusk, pyros and LED lights - a first ever for the Southport Air Show. The launch started a weekend of fun packed flying, ground activity from the military, all finished off with a firework finale to launch the weekend.

06-08 July - Southport Airshow 2018

Flying Display Schedule / Timetable:

Saturday 7th July (Gates open 10am):
1.00pm - Tigers Army Parachute Display Team
1.19pm - OTTO the helicopter & Piper Cub
1.29pm - Red Bull Matadors Team
1.43pm - Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
2.00pm - BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane
2.17pm - Strikemaster
2.29pm - OV-10 Bronco
2.39pm - The Blades
2.56pm - P-51 Mustang
3.08pm - Fireflies Aerobatic Team
3.20pm - RAF Tutor
3.31pm - MiG-15
3.39pm - MiG-15 & Vampire Pair (pyrotechnics)
3.44pm - Vampire Pair
3.53pm - CAP232 Pair
4.07pm - Bristol Blenheim
4.17pm - Spitfire Pair

Sunday 8th July (Gates open 10am):
1.00pm - BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane
1.19pm - OTTO the helicopter & Piper Cub
1.29pm - CAP232 Pair
1.43pm - Red Bull Matadors
1.57pm - P-51 Mustang
2.09pm - RAF Tutor
2.20pm - Avro Anson
2.30pm - MiG-15
2.38pm - MiG-15 & Vampire Pair (pyrotechnics)
2.43pm - Vampire Pair
2.52pm - OV-10 Bronco
3.02pm - Fireflies Aerobatic Team
3.14pm - Tigers Army Parachute Display Team
3.31pm - Strikemaster
3.43pm - The Blades
4.00pm - Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
4.17pm - Bristol Blenheim
4.27pm - Spitfire Pair
4.39pm - RAF Typhoon

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Friday Night Flying:
Begin your Air Show experience in style with the Friday Night Launch Event.

An air display with a difference! Each display will fly to music giving it a really different feel to the rest of the displays over the weekend. Some aircraft will have LED lights and even pyrotechnics attached to them - with the beautiful backdrop of the Southport coastline, these displays will light up the skies.

Explore the event site and you will find plenty to eat and drink, flight simulators, military services, armoured vehicles and plenty more to keep the kids entertained in between the flying displays.

And if that isn't enough the evening ends with a grand firework finale by previous British Musical Fireworks Champions, Sirotechnics Fireworks.

Tickets are from only £6.50 in advance and children under 5 are FREE.

Friday Aircraft Display Schedule (Gates open 6.30pm):
7.30pm - Red Arrows
8.00pm - BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane
8.20pm - The Blades
8.37pm - P-51 Mustang
9.15pm - Tigers Army Parachute Display Team
9.35pm - Fireflies Aerobatic Team
9.50pm - OTTO the helicopter & Piper Cub

The Tigers Army Parachute Display Team will display on all three days, jumping out of planes on the Friday evening with pyros and LED lights!

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

Ground Attractions:
There will be plenty of activity on the ground to keep the family entertained.

There will be an 'Air Show Village' with stalls selling an eclectic mix of gifts, sweets, models, military clothing and official Red Arrows Merchandise. You will also find activities to keep the little ones entertained such as the water walkers, a traditional helter skelter, inflatable assault course and total wipe-out game. A regular at the event, the Lytham St Annes replica Spitfire is back so pop along and have your photo taken with her.

If you are considering a career in the Armed Forces or you are interested in what they do then head over to the 'Military Village' located at the centre of the event.

Head over the seawall to the beach area where you will find even more activity - test your skills on the Army Benevolent Fund paintball range, see how high you can jump on the bungee trampolines, or whiz around on the bumper cars and roll about in the land zorbs.

Once you have worked up an appetite grab something to eat and drink at the food outlets serving a variety of dishes from traditional fish and chips, burgers, hog roast and sandwiches.


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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 on the beach (Saturday/Sunday only) gets you closer to the action but you need to arrive as close to 10am as possible as this fills up quickly. There is no parking on South Beach so if you are travelling from the South you will be directed to the Esplanade Car Park or Victoria Park. If you are travelling from the North you will automatically directed to beach parking or the Marine Drive Car Park. If you are travelling from the East you will automatically be directed to other Air Show car parks.

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