Southport Airshow 2017

Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby ericbee123 on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 4:37 pm

Vampires landed this morning at Blackpool. Strikemaster just went over my house. BBMF expected at blackpool airport at 7pm.

EDIT. Bronco. Lancaster, BBMF Spitfire, The Blades and the Firefly display team are also now overnighting at Blackpool. The Buchon and other Spitfire meant to be here, but I've not seen them.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 7:53 pm

Any sign of the Mig ?
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Aviationcafe on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 8:46 pm

Not a bad evening at all in Southport for the show, definitely would be classed as a success.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Chris G on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 9:19 pm

ColeTheDemolisher wrote:Any sign of the Mig ?

Migs at Blackpool too.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Chris G on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 9:21 pm

ericbee123 wrote:Vampires landed this morning at Blackpool. Strikemaster just went over my house. BBMF expected at blackpool airport at 7pm.

EDIT. Bronco. Lancaster, BBMF Spitfire, The Blades and the Firefly display team are also now overnighting at Blackpool. The Buchon and other Spitfire meant to be here, but I've not seen them.

Buchon, MH434 and PT's Mustang all at Blackpool, tucked up in Hangar 3.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby eddywinch82 on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 9:24 pm

It was very good, the evening display. Eurofighter Typhoon looked amazing being thrown around, with the afterburners glowing in the fading light.
Also the opener with the BBMF Lancaster and Spitfire XIX PS915, was really moving. PS915 looked beautiful gleaming in the evening light, and an scorcher of an display.
According to Facebook, the Hurricane won't be displaying with the other two, this weekend unfortunately.

Spitfire IX MH434 and the Hispano Buchon are hangared at Blackpool Airport, I have seen pictures of them online on Facebook. I am
really looking forwards to this weekends displays :smile:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Mooshie1956 on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 9:56 pm

I didn't manage to make it tonight something came up. Looking at some videos posted up it was it as quite as it looked on some of them ?.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 11:02 pm

There was a modest crowd Mooshie, but most seemed to stay up on the prom. There weren't many on the beach and the crowd line had plenty of room.

The show was very well done. Slick, one item into another, loads of fireworks and all set to music rather than conventional commentary. Above all the light was stunning - a perfect sunset. Really tricky to photograph - but lovely to watch!

The beach doesn't seem too soggy, not as much standing water as there has been in some recent years.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 6:59 am

Enjoy your day guys :smile: :yahoo: :rock:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 10:13 am

Beach parking ?
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Aviationcafe on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 1:16 pm

No Bronco display, just been announced it has gone tech.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Chris G on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 7:20 pm

Good day out, PT pick of the bunch for me but to be fair i enjoyed everything today. Seemed a really good, laid back atmosphere. Not a massive crowd either through, think this might have helped a lot. Please don't get the Reds next year ;-)
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby eddywinch82 on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:08 pm

Fantastic day ! Highlights for me were the BBMF, Mustang, Buchon and Spitfire Dogfight. Sally B and the Typhoon. The display by the Spitfire XIX PS915, of the BBMF was the best I have seen from a BBMF Spitfire for ages ! Teichmans P-51 Mustang display was superb too, such beauty and precision. Sally B was as graceful as ever, and The Typhoon being chucked around, with afterburners aplenty, was an excellent way to finish the day. It was an fantastic Airshow, I thoroughly enjoyed it ! And blessed with decent weather )) Can't wait for tomorrow !
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Mooshie1956 on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 8:36 pm

Had a very enjoyable day today, I hadn't planned on going today but I'm glad I did. I think the Reds not being there did affect the crowd as I did see spaces on the crowd line and for Joe Public that's a big miss, but nothing Southport could do about it, and in my opinion very bad form from the Reds as this is recognised by most as the last major show of the season in the UK (I know we have Duxford next week but that's usually before Southport).
The show itself I was happy with although it seemed to be shorter in length than usual, the Bronco going U/S was a big disappointment for me, I think I must be a jink for them as it always seems to go U/S or be a no show when I attend a show it's at :sad: .
Highlights for me Sally B I thought was excellent today and it seemed better than what you get at Duxford, perhaps it was a different backdrop that made it. Buchon and Spitfire pair very good and nice to see outside of Duxford. Peter T in the P-51 was his usual polished act. BBMF Lancaster, well that only has to turn up to get me excited. I know everything else displayed well but nothing that was really memorable for me.
As said a very enjoyable day, I didn't get home late for a change, sat down with a nice cuppa for 6.30pm. Oh and it was bloody cold stood on the crowd line. Some photos to come later in the photos thread.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby jules48 on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 5:06 am

Yes it was shorter due to abscence of Reds who chose to display in Athens before commencing a 5 week tour of the Middle East.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Mooshie1956 on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 10:39 am

I forgot all about the Vampire pair and Mig 15 role demo, although a bit high at times for photography a thoroughly enjoyable display.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 3:50 pm

Mooshie1956 wrote:I forgot all about the Vampire pair and Mig 15 role demo, although a bit high at times for photography a thoroughly enjoyable display.


Couldn't of said it better. :smile:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby TornadoAlex on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 7:17 pm

Absolutely awesome airshow my first Southport I will be back next year very cool that Southport 2018 will be held in July less time to wait! Well organized as well I like how little delay there was between each display.

Could not believe how lucky we all were with the weather just a fantastic day and the Mustang :worship:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby SouthportAir on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 4:41 pm

Hi all, glad that many of you enjoyed the show. With Friday night being a first for us we were extremely pleased with how it went.

In order for us to improve in the future please do let us have further feedback and what you want to see in 2018! With it being in July the evening show will be more challenging but it will go ahead.

Planning for next year has already begun and requests for displays have been and are being made.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Chris G on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 5:57 pm

SouthportAir wrote:Hi all, glad that many of you enjoyed the show. With Friday night being a first for us we were extremely pleased with how it went.

In order for us to improve in the future please do let us have further feedback and what you want to see in 2018! With it being in July the evening show will be more challenging but it will go ahead.

Planning for next year has already begun and requests for displays have been and are being made.


Great to see some of Duxfords aircraft visit, how about having a Navy theme with it being by the Sea. Would love to see a Corsair, Bearcat, Wildcat or Air Leasings Sea Fury. Would love to see the Red Bull Matadors as they had other things on this year. Would also like to see Rich Goodwins Muscle Pitts get booked for here. Please try and keep it varied with different things rather than just the same things year in year out. :-)
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Jonnym on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 7:18 am

Is it on the same date as Yeovilton? If so, that might create an opportunity for an international item? I agree that Rich Goodwin would be good to see there - his act is one that excites both enthusiasts and families alike so a win-win.

I think a flypast that marks the RAF Birthday would be fitting. Finally, keeping a good mix of jets in - the Norwegian Vampire / Mig flypast was a nice touch.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Aviationcafe on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 10:45 am

SouthportAir wrote:Hi all, glad that many of you enjoyed the show. With Friday night being a first for us we were extremely pleased with how it went.

In order for us to improve in the future please do let us have further feedback and what you want to see in 2018! With it being in July the evening show will be more challenging but it will go ahead.

Planning for next year has already begun and requests for displays have been and are being made.


With it being the RAF Centenary, how about the Great War Display team?

Ideal as it shows the beginings of the RAF and with the Typhoon in the display one of the most modern in service.
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby TornadoAlex on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 12:33 pm

SouthportAir wrote:Hi all, glad that many of you enjoyed the show. With Friday night being a first for us we were extremely pleased with how it went.

In order for us to improve in the future please do let us have further feedback and what you want to see in 2018! With it being in July the evening show will be more challenging but it will go ahead.

Planning for next year has already begun and requests for displays have been and are being made.


Predictable of me to say but I would love to see a Tornado next year especially with it being RAF's 100th birthday and Tornado retiring soon. I know Tornado's aren't that common a sight at airshows these days but I can still hope :dunno:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby eddywinch82 on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 3:15 pm

WOW !! What An Airshow it was this year ! I totally agree Wrexham Mackem, A stunning backdrop at Southport,
plenty of space on the beach, to allow thousands of people to move around, with no clambering for Space. And a very varied quality lineup ! and excellent for photography ! I agree the Airshow, is now of a quality level, including the setting, where people, should be willing to come from beyond the Northwest of England. To watch the Airshow, and as you say it doesn't get the national recognition, on the Airshow circuit it deserves. I was really beaming after watching the Hispano Buchon and OFMC Spitfire IX MH434 Dogfight with Pyrotechnics.

And Brian Smith's solo display in the Spitfire, was beautiful. What a fantastic lineup Classic Jets, Warbirds, Helicopters, the Typhoon etc, all flown really well, and pretty close to the crowd too. I really really enjoyed all 3 days. Next years Airshow in early July can't come quick enough ! :biggrin:
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Re: Southport Airshow 2017

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 8:44 am

SouthportAir wrote:Hi all, glad that many of you enjoyed the show. With Friday night being a first for us we were extremely pleased with how it went.

In order for us to improve in the future please do let us have further feedback and what you want to see in 2018! With it being in July the evening show will be more challenging but it will go ahead.

Planning for next year has already begun and requests for displays have been and are being made.


The evening show will be a late start for sure, but will probably be warmer than this year! This year's sunset was quite something, I wish you many more of those, it was a stunning backdrop for an airshow.

In terms of requests, I'll agree with some of those already stated above. The date coinciding with Yeovilton may bring opportunities to share international military participation, at the very least the Belgian F-16 isn't averse to sharing.

And adding to the 'bit of everything' spirit of Southport; The Matadors would be great, the return of Patrouille Reva or even the Jordanian Falcons would be good - they'll be in the country, also agree on Rich Goodwin and I'd love to see the Mike Williams/Chris Burkett little and large Extra syncro display.

Being in early July, you should be in-season for the likes of Chinook and Apache, and I'd be disappointed if the Navy couldn't send something up from Somerset.

Have to agree the Great War team would show well at Southport, and I'd love to see the Tiger Moth diamond 9 team operate off the beach. Which means the return of the beach runways!

Some new-to-Southport warbirds would be ace. In an ideal world Fighter Collection's naval warbirds would be lovely. But next year being an RAF year the Blenheim would be nice.

Good luck :smile:

EDIT: and for the night show.. a sunset Red Arrows display, and later, AeroSparx!
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