25 Years And Flying at the Southport Air Show


25 Years And Flying at the Southport Air Show

This year’s Southport Air Show will literally light up the skies of the resort to mark the event’s 25th anniversary.

Instead of just two days of amazing aircraft, for 2016 there will be an extra evening with a spectacular night flying event.

The main Air Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 10/11, but on Friday, September 9, the skies will be lit up with a dusk fly past and a display of aircraft illuminated with LED lights.

The evening flying event is the first of its kind in the North West and some of the aircraft confirmed so far include; Tigers Freefall Team, The Blades & the P-51 Mustang, with more aircraft to be announced in the coming weeks.

There will also be a firework finale on the beach to end the special evening on Friday, September 9.

Sefton Council’s Tourism Service Manager, Mark Catherall, said: “Southport beach first welcomed the Air Show in 1991 and many generations of visitors and residents have been enjoying this amazing show ever since.

“Over the years we have been treated to some spectacular displays including the Chinook, Spitfires, Lynx, Mustang, Red Arrows, and of course the historic Vulcan.

“Traditionally, the event has taken place over a Saturday and Sunday in September with 2 full days of air displays and numerous ground attractions.

“But for 2016 the team wanted to give visitors something special to mark the occasion and have been working hard to organise something a bit different for the anniversary.

“As a result the night flying programme will be amazing to watch and we are ecstatic we can bring such a new and exciting element for visitors and residents of Sefton.”

Tickets for Friday, September 9 (including all fees) are £6.50 with children under 5 years of age free.

For more information and to book all tickets click on www.southportairshow.com or call 01704 533333.



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