Battle of Britain over Lancs

Blackpool’s breath-taking Air Show is back for 2014 and looks set to be better than ever!

Saturday, 2nd August 2014, 7:00 am
Blackpools Air Show
Blackpools Air Show

The free show features the world famous RAF Red Arrows, daredevil wing walkers, some of the most spectacular pilots in the country and a showcase of the very best in British aviation.

With 2014 marking the 100th year anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this year’s display, on Sunday August 10 and Monday August 11, will have a keen emphasis on celebrating some of the most iconic names in military aviation technology.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which features a Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Lancaster Bomber, will take centre stage.

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The RAF Red Arrows will carry out their own amazing display of aerial control, speed and synergy. There will also be displays from two local military giants – the BAE Warton built-Eurofighter Typhoon and a fully restored, Blackpool-based ‘Huey’ helicopter – an iconic, American helicopter used in the conflicts in Vietnam and Korea.

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.