More Aircraft Confirmed for Southport Air Show

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More amazing aircraft have been confirmed by the Ministry of Defence to appear at this year’s Southport Air Show.

The world famous Red Arrows have already been announced to celebrate their 50th display season, while the MOD have announced the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire and the Tucano T1 will all be present on both days of the event.

The Red Arrows aircraft appearing will don their new tailfin design which is in the shape of a Union flag to reflect the Best of British and highlight their role as ambassadors for the UK and as the public face of the Royal Air Force.

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Above: Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft providing simultaneously deployable Air-to-Air and Air-to-Surface capabilities.

Now in its 23rd year, the Southport Air Show consists of two days of packed entertainment for the entire family and runs from September 20/21 on Southport beach.

Each year the flying programme showcases fast jets, military and historical aircraft, daring aerobatics and much more on firmer terrain.

In between displays, visitors can attempt a climbing wall or an assault course, or experience the next best thing to flying a fast jet in one of the flight simulators in the Air Show Village. There are also military displays and aircraft visitors can get up close to in the Air Show Village.

Cllr Ian Maher, Cabinet Member Regeneration and Tourism, said: “The Air Show really is a great spectacle and it is excellent news so many fabulous aircraft have been confirmed for what promises to be another amazing weekend in Southport.

“Gates open at 9am on the day with light aircraft and microlights landing on the beach right before your eyes. The Air Show Village and all the attractions will be open from 9am, plus once you are on site and have your wristband you can come and go as you please to have a wonder around Southport.

“The Southport Air Show is an extremely busy event with so much to do and see during the whole day and we do advise people to book as early as possible.”

Tickets are only £7 if booked in advance with children under 5 free (booking fees do apply). Car parking is £6 per car but unfortunately cannot be pre booked.

For more information and to book tickets, click on or call 01704 533 333.

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