The countdown to Blackpool Air Show is on and the running order of this year’s show can now be revealed.
The free show, which features the world-famous RAF Red Arrows, a group of daredevil wing walkers, some of the most spectacular pilots in the country as well as a range of new and exciting displays, is now just a week away and promises to showcase the very best in British aviation.
Taking place on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 August in association with Heart North West, 2014’s Air Show marks the 105th anniversary of the event.
And today a full programme of events has been made available for those planning to attend.
Sunday 10 August
1.00pm – 1.20pm – The Red Arrows
1.25pm – 1.50pm – Sea King helicopter
1.52pm – 2.00pm – Pitts
2.12pm – 2.20pm – Calidus
2.22pm – 2.31pm – Tucano
2.33pm – 2.42pm – Trig Team
2.44pm – 2.52pm – Team Xtreme
2.54pm – 3.09pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight: Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane.
3.11pm – 3.28pm – Brietling wingwalkers
3.30pm – 3.38pm – Vulcan
3.40pm – 3.55pm – RAF Falcons
3.57pm – 4.07pm – Typhoon
Monday 11 August
2.03pm – 2.23pm – Sea King
2.35pm – 2.44pm – Trig Team
2.46pm – 2.54pm – Calidus
2.56pm – 3:11pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight: Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane.
3.13pm – 3.21pm – Pitts
3.23pm – 3.32pm – Tucano
3.34pm – 3.44pm – Huey
3.46pm – 4.02pm – Breitling wingwalkers
4.04pm – 4.19pm – Falcons
4.21pm – 4.29pm – Team Xtreme
4.31pm – 4.41pm – Typhoon
Cllr Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for leisure and tourism, said: “This year marks the 105th annual Blackpool Air Show and I have absolutely no doubt it will be as fantastic as ever.
“We’re delighted to be able to confirm a full running order packed with spectacular talent which will please the many families in attendance.
“I hope people will be able to stay over, have a fantastic weekend and enjoy all that Blackpool has to offer.
A promotional video for the event has now been posted on Youtube athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EWdeRT7GBM.
As well as a range of spectacular displays, there will also be stalls from the Friends of the Red Arrows, the Lytham Spitfire and charities like the Royal British Legion, Blackpool Carers Centre and Foster Carers Ltd.
There will be a Disney Planes 2-sponsored fire truck present which will help youngsters have fun and learn about fire safety.
Heart North West’s Heart Angels will also be present and listeners will be able to take part in competitions by finding them on the site and could win a 3G Apple iPad.
There is also an alfresco zone with games like Giant Jenga and Connect 4.
Blackpool has been wowing the public since 1909 when the town put on the very first official air show in Britain.
That was the same year French flyer Louis Bleriot made the first historic crossing of the English Channel.
For more details on the itinerary, to book accommodation or for any other enquiries, please visit www.visitblackpool.com or call the VisitBlackpool Tourist Information Centre on 01253 478222.
Please note that the programme is potentially subject to change due to both aircraft availability and weather conditions.