Photo: Spectators gather at Birkdale Common
The Southport Airshow flying programme and aircraft coming to this year’s show has been announced.
The Airshow display is one of Southport ’s biggest events with plane spotters travelling from across the world to catch a glimpse of the impressive aircraft on display.
The event starts on September 19 with light aircrafts and microlights landing on the beach to get the show started.
Photo: Taken from the Birkdale Common
The coveted Red Arrows will fly overhead on the Saturday (September 19) at 4.30pm, and again on Sunday (August 20) at 12.30pm.
Other RAF aircraft coming to the show include a Typhoon, Hawk T2 Role Demo and Tutor.
Cllr Marion Atkinson, Cabinet Member Regeneration and Skills, said: “The Southport Air Show is only a month or so away and it is really exciting to be able to announce part of this year’s amazing line up.
“The annual event is a superb spectacle on the Southport seafront and yet again it is fabulous news; favourites like the Red Arrows, Hurricane and Spitfire have all been confirmed for what promises to be another great weekend in the resort.
“The flying programme also includes the Typhoon complete with beach explosions, Chinook, the new Hawk T2 role demo and the MiG-15 – a jet fighter aircraft developed for the Soviet Union and the first Russian jet the air show has had.
The Royal Navy aircraft taking to Southport’s skies include Black Cats, Sea King SAR and Swordfish, Spitfire XIX Royles Royce (only on the Saturday) and Civilian helicopters.
This year the Typhoon display will be complete with a beach explosion and the Hawk T2 demo that will be on show is a brand new display from the RAF.
A Chinook helicopter will also be returning to the show – the first time it will be displayed at the event since 2009.
Tickets for the Airshow are on sale now and can be purchased from
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