Blackpool Air Show 2013

Sunday 11th and Monday 12th August 2pm to 4pm

This is the onboard camera footage taken at the event.

1909 was an historic year in aviation when French aviator Louis Bleriot made the first crossing of the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft and Blackpool launched the worlds first official air show. The first “official” aviation meeting to be held in the United Kingdom, was staged at Blackpool, in 1909. A rival event was being held at Doncaster on 15th-23rd October but the Blackpool event had the “official” backing of the Royal Aero Club.

Since those early days Blackpool Air show has been at the forefront of family entertainment air shows, with exciting flying programs designed to appeal to all the family. The stunning Blackpool sands and iconic Tower make a unique backdrop to one of the north west’s finest air shows. The primary action takes place between North Pier and Central Pier.

Bigger and better than ever this year the show, which is a free event, will be held on two days, Sunday 11th and Monday 12th August 2pm to 4pm and I will be performing in the Extra 330sc ‘presented by Abarth Cars UK’ – the ‘seaside’ airshows are great as we (the display pilots) get a great view on the run in to the performance and for aerobatics we are able to perform within our ‘box’ so the crowd can get a spectacular view of low level flying and we can ‘play to the crowd’ so everyone can get a good view of the sequences. This is the local air show for one of Abarth’s newest regional dealerships – Preston Motor Park – so we had to bring the show to the North West and Lancashire.

The air show will include the mighty Vulcan, The Battle of Britain Memorial flight, the Breitling Wing Walkers and fast jets including the Typhoon and Hawker Hunter – so it will be a good show, looking forward to it 🙂

Sunday 11 Aug

ITEM ON OFF DURNATION
Dakota

1417

1422

5

Dep Belfast

1415

Dep Malaga

1420

Tucano

1424

1433

9

Arr Dublin

1455

Brietling Team

1435

1452

17

Swordfish

1454

1502

8

Hunter

1504

1512

8

TRIG Team

1514

1523

9

Dep Dublin

1520

Calidus

1525

1533

8

Sea Fury

1535

1543

8

BBMF L,H & S

1545

1600

15

Abarth Extra

1602

1610

8

Vulcan

1611

1616

5

Typhoon

1617

1625

8

Arr Belfast

1635

Red Arrows

1630

1650

20

Dep Palma

1705

Monday 12 Aug
Arr Alicante

1355

Arr Dublin

1455

Red Arrows

1415

1435

20

Tucano

1441

1450

9

SWIP

1452

1501

9

BBMF L,H,S

1503

1518

15

Calidus

1520

1528

8

Dep Dublin

1520

TRIG Team

1530

1539

9

Swordfish

1541

1549

8

Dep  I’iza 1545
Sea Fury

1550

1558

8

Extra

1600

1608

8

Brietling Team

1610

1627

17

Hunter

1629

1637

8

Arr Dalaman

1720

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