Blackpool Airshow 2016

Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 4:29 pm

Hi there,

The Airshow returns to Blackpool Seafront this year, on Sunday/Monday 7th and 8th August.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Mon 15 Feb 2016, 1:02 pm

The RAF Red Arrows are confirmed, displaying on Sunday 7th August only.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 5:51 pm

BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane displaying both days, RAF Eurofighter Typhoon displaying on the Sunday only.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby chrisward123 on Wed 24 Feb 2016, 10:39 am

Red Arrows also confirmed for 21st May at Pleasure Beach :smile:
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 11:39 am

Calidus Autogyro displaying both days.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 12:16 am

Team Raven (5 Vans RV-4/8's) added to the lineup, displaying on both days.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Mon 04 Jul 2016, 8:35 pm

A Strikemaster has been added to the lineup, displaying on both days. Lauren Richardson is displaying her Pitts Special
on the Sunday only.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 7:51 pm

The full display schedule for both days, is now at the following website link :- HTTP://www.visitblackpool.com/blackpool-airshow
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby bradallen516 on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 6:52 am

Very different lineup this year compared to the previous years lineups, which is a good change.
Maybe hopefully could get the swordfish and sally b in :smile: :lol:
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby eddywinch82 on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 7:49 am

The Gazelle Helicopters, appear to have been taken off the lineup.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby bradallen516 on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 3:08 pm

eddywinch82 wrote:The Gazelle Helicopters, appear to have been taken off the lineup.

That's not good, hope they have not been cancelled, was really looking forward to these
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby ericbee123 on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 5:14 pm

Anybody thinking of stopping over Sunday night ?

I'm thinking UKAR Summer Pub Olympics. (UKARSPO)

English Pool in Hangar bar at airport ( plus tour of hangar with at least 2 Chipmunks in there ).

Outdoor Jenga competition at hangar bar.

Darts, full size snooker , 3/4 snooker and table bowls at a working men's club on a cowboy night ( shootouts and live country western - dressing up as Cowboys optional ).

No beer more expensive than £2.50 a pint !!!
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby cg_341 on Sat 16 Jul 2016, 6:25 pm

bradallen516 wrote:
eddywinch82 wrote:The Gazelle Helicopters, appear to have been taken off the lineup.

That's not good, hope they have not been cancelled, was really looking forward to these

Sadly the Gazelle Squadron won't be there this year :(
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby bradallen516 on Sun 17 Jul 2016, 9:06 am

Hampshire Aviation wrote:
bradallen516 wrote:
eddywinch82 wrote:The Gazelle Helicopters, appear to have been taken off the lineup.

That's not good, hope they have not been cancelled, was really looking forward to these

Sadly the Gazelle Squadron won't be there this year :(

That is a total shame, they need to get another helicopter down e.g. Chinook or Huey
Or get something like the swordfish or sally b
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby Paullee17 on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 10:40 am

Does anyone know which pier's its between this year? I assume it'll be north and central again.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby ericbee123 on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 12:08 pm

Paullee17 wrote:Does anyone know which pier's its between this year? I assume it'll be north and central again.


Tower Festival Headland . So as you say between North and Central Piers.

( was only temporarily between Central and South Piers, a few years ago, while they built the Tower Headland out into the sea ).
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby Paullee17 on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 12:19 pm

ericbee123 wrote:
Paullee17 wrote:Does anyone know which pier's its between this year? I assume it'll be north and central again.


Tower Festival Headland . So as you say between North and Central Piers.

( was only temporarily between Central and South Piers, a few years ago, while they built the Tower Headland out into the sea ).


Thank you, sat on south pier last year and didn't get to see too much.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby Chris G on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 1:59 pm

I was on south pier too last year, pretty good for photography but i did miss the turns at the southern end of the display line.
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby ericbee123 on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 3:45 pm

Chris G wrote:I was on south pier too last year, pretty good for photography but i did miss the turns at the southern end of the display line.


Sure you were on South Pier which is 1.5 miles away from the airshow ?

You'd have Central Pier in the middle of all your shots with the aircraft behind it.

Must have a big lens.

( I would hazard a guess you were on Central Pier if you thought was good view ).
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby Chris G on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 6:49 pm

Sorry about that, yes i was on the central one :dizzy:
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby bradallen516 on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 8:46 am

Does anyone think they should get more aircraft in??
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby Paullee17 on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 10:04 am

The gazelle squadron are back on (unless they weren't taken off) the lineup.

Edit: Just asked them on Twitter and they can't make it this year :(
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby jason82wells on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 6:24 pm

bradallen516 wrote:Does anyone think they should get more aircraft in??


Yes without doubt, but will they - certainly not.

Fully aware it's a free show & all that but the line-up is looking very pathetic. The trouble is, they're catering for the 90-95% of the people who will attend the show (joe public) & not the enthusiasts.

Question, does anyone know where the Typhoon & Reds will base from? Reds don't base from Blackpool airport any longer, where did they use last year? Assumption is the Typhoon will use Blackpool airport.

Sunday, 7th August

13.41: De Havilland Chipmunk

13.51: Twisters

14.03: Typhoon

14.16: Breitling Wingwalker Team

14.29: Strikemaster

14.40: Calidus Autogyro

14.51: BBMF, Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire

15.12: Schweizer 300C helicopter – ‘Otto’

15.24: Team Raven

15.42: Pitts S1-S

16.00: Red Arrows

Monday, 8th August

13.30: De Havilland Chipmunk

13.40: Twisters

13.52: Schweizer 300C helicopter – ‘Otto’

14.04: Team Raven

14.22: Breitling Wingwalker Team

14.35: Calidus Autogyro

14.46: Pitts S1-S

14.57: BBMF, Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire

15.18: TRIG Team

15.31: Strikemaster

15.42: Global All Stars


To give some perspective, this is the 2015 list

SUNDAY 9 AUGUST LINE-UP
AIRCRAFT START DISPLAY FINISH DISPLAY
TYPHOON 1333 1343
HUEY 1346 1354
EXTRA 260 1356 1404
STRIKEMASTER 1406 1416
RV8tors 1418 1430
VULCAN 1433 1443
ROTORSPORT CALIDUS 1445 1453
PITTS SPECIAL 1455 1503
BBMF FIGHTERS 1505 1518
CHINOOK 1520 1530
BREIGHTLING WING WALKERS 1533 1548
BBMF DAKOTA 1550 1555
RED ARROWS 1600 1620

MONDAY 10 AUGUST LINE-UP
AIRCRAFT START DISPLAY FINISH DISPLAY
BBMF FIGHTERS 1330 1343
BBMF DAKOTA 1345 1350
HUEY 1352 1400
EXTRA 260 1402 1410
STRIKEMASTER 1412 1422
RV8tors 1424 1436
CHINOOK 1438 1448
PITTS SPECIAL 1450 1458
RED DEVILS 1500 1515
ROTORSPORT CALIDUS 1520 1528
BREIGHTLING WING WALKERS 1530 1545
B17 1548 1556
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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby banksy on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 6:32 pm

My guess is that the Reds will fly into Hawarden near Chester on either the Saturday afternoon after displaying in Northern Ireland, or Sunday morning before heading to Blackpool from there on the Sunday.

It's been the case previously, can't confirm it yet but certainly a distinct possibility.

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Re: Blackpool Airshow 2016

Postby jason82wells on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 6:36 pm

banksy wrote:My guess is that the Reds will fly into Hawarden near Chester on either the Saturday afternoon after displaying in Northern Ireland, or Sunday morning before heading to Blackpool from there on the Sunday.

It's been the case previously, can't confirm it yet but certainly a distinct possibility.

Jeff


Nice one - was hoping you might say that Jeff. I'm based in Liverpool but thinking of heading south to see them rather than attending the "show" :snack:
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