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Feb 18

Red Arrows to fly in for 2016 Blackpool Air Show

The Red Arrows will grace the skies again at this year’s Blackpool Air Show, it has been announced.

The first planes announced to fly at this year’s Blackpool Air Show include the Typhoon, Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber, as well as the world famous Red Arrows display team.

The free seafront show, which features a whole host of incredible flying machines and attracts tens of thousands of people to the Promenade each year, will take place on Sunday 7 and Monday 8 August.

The Red Arrows, known for their daring displays and breathtaking mid-air stunts, will perform on the Sunday, while a special Battle of Britain routine involving the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber will take to the skies on both days.

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Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “The Red Arrows are a huge favourite with visitors to the Blackpool Air Show and it’s fantastic that we’ve agreed for them to come back again this year.

“The Blackpool Air Show is always an important date in our calendar and I’m certain that this year will be no different.

“The show brings in tens of thousands of people on to the Promenade and provides a huge boost to our local economy, with those visitors spending money in our shops and restaurants and supporting our jobs.

“Last year’s air show was a huge hit with families and I’m certain that this year will be just as good.”

The full line-up for the Air Show will be revealed in due course.

To see the highlights from last year’s air show, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzcGft7L5AY

For further information and to book accommodation and other entertainment for your stay in Blackpool, please go to www.visitblackpool.com.