11 spectacular pictures as the Red Arrows take to the skies above Blackpool as they head to Southport Air Show

The world famous Red Arrows paid a flying visit to the Fylde coast this weekend.

The RAF's aerobatic display team used Blackpool Airport as a stopping off point for their scheduled appearance at Southport Air Show yesterday – and they’ll be doing the same today.

It meant fans across the Fylde coast got a fabulous view of the Reds this weekend ahead of their appearance later in the summer at Blackpool Air Show, which runs on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14.

Take a look at our picture gallery capturing the thrilling flying machines gracing ther skies on Saturday.

And find out how to spot them in Lancashire today here.