Southport 2018

Re: Southport 2018

Postby ericbee123 on Tue 10 Apr 2018, 5:16 pm

Come to Blackpool in August to see Red Arrows and Typhoon displays instead :)
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Chris G on Thu 10 May 2018, 8:11 pm

Anyone heard any half decent rumours, 8 weeks to go and just a few displays announced for the weekend. It's looking a bit grim at the moment. :sad:
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby chrisward123 on Fri 11 May 2018, 12:19 pm

Chris G wrote:Anyone heard any half decent rumours, 8 weeks to go and just a few displays announced for the weekend. It's looking a bit grim at the moment. :sad:


Its traditional for Southport to confirm items very close to the show, happens every year.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby clearstone on Fri 11 May 2018, 2:45 pm

NAFHS Vampire duo & MiG-15 on Saturday and Sunday, Tigers FFT display all three days.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Chris G on Wed 16 May 2018, 7:49 pm

Latest additions are Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones flying a formation Spitfire display and Peter Teichmans Mustang in what will be his final displays on the circuit according to the latest FB post.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Chris G on Sun 20 May 2018, 9:43 pm

More additions, the predictable Strikemaster and Bronco returning but interestingly the CAP 232 duo. New one to me, any idea as to who are flying them? Also another addition coming tomorrow, hope it's a good one!
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Chris G on Tue 22 May 2018, 4:37 pm

Red Bull Matadors confirmed for Saturday and Sunday. Steve Jones and Paul Bonhomme pulling a double shift and bringing the XA-41's as well. :rock: :rock: :rock:
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Tue 22 May 2018, 8:12 pm

I'm chuffed to bits with the Matadors inclusion. Very good and very seldom seen. :rock: indeed.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Chris G on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 12:21 pm

Typhoon added, Sunday only though.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Chris G on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 5:53 pm

Bristol Blenheim added for both Saturday and Sunday.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby astro-boy on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 11:33 am

Does anyone know if you can go on the beach close to the golf club (south of Southport) and get nearer the display line for better shots? Or do they kick you off 'for your own safety'
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 12:19 pm

astro-boy wrote:Does anyone know if you can go on the beach close to the golf club (south of Southport) and get nearer the display line for better shots? Or do they kick you off 'for your own safety'


There's no need to go anywhere to get nearer the display line - you're nice and close at the fence in the showground.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Chris G on Sat 30 Jun 2018, 4:31 pm

It looks like Shuttleworths Avro Anson has been added to the Sunday line up, nice bit of variation for a change, it has to be said.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Greydrake on Sun 08 Jul 2018, 5:32 am

OK I'm up and getting ready
Sunday schedule
10am: Gates open
1pm: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
1.19pm: OTTO The Helicopter and Piper Cub
1.29pm: CAO 232 Pair
1.43pm: Red Bull Matadors Aerobatic Team
1.57pm: P-51 Mustang
2.09pm: Tutor
2.20pm: Avro Anson
2.30pm: MiG-15
2.38pm: MiG-15 & Vampire Pair with Beach Explosions
2.43pm: De Havilland Vampire Pair
2.52pm: OV-10 Bronco
3.02pm: Fireflies Aerobatic Team
3.14pm: The Tigers Army Parachute Display Team
3.31pm: Strikemaster
3.43pm: The Blades
4pm: Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
4.17pm: Bristol Blenheim
4.27pm: Spitfire Pair
4.39pm: Typhoon

Should be a good day, certainly got the weather
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby eddywinch82 on Sun 08 Jul 2018, 7:28 pm

Wow what a fantastic 3 days it has been at Southport Airshow, a really excellent varied lineup, the Matadors were excellent. In fact I enjoyed virtually all the displays. So many highlights, Peter Teichman never disappoints in his P-51 Mustang, the Mig 15 and 2 Vampires were excellent, accompanied by the explosions on the beach. the Red Arrows were awesome on Friday, a really excellent Airshow, Blades were excellent, and the Tigers Parachute Team, descending with various flags etc, from maximum altitude today was also memorable ))

The BBMF were superb on all 3 days, the Spitfire Duo display, and formation passes with the Blenheim, was something else to hear and witness. And ending today with the Eurofighter Typhoon, what a way to end, a really memorable Airshow. It is definately worthy, of a report in Flypast Magazine ! I thoroughly enjoyed myself, all 3 days and what a scorcher weatherwise ! :smile:
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Mooshie1956 on Sun 08 Jul 2018, 7:57 pm

Eddy how where the crowds over the week end, for one reason or another I couldn't make it this year. I thought they might be down because of the football and a lack of the Reds being there, Sat/Sun.
But glad you enjoyed it, even though the flying looked a bit thin this year.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby eddywinch82 on Sun 08 Jul 2018, 8:31 pm

The crowd was significantly larger today, there was loads of people on the beach. Yesterday there was less, I thought it was good, that they had a big screen showing the football for people, which was further back towards Pleasureland.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby Wrexham Mackem on Sun 08 Jul 2018, 9:40 pm

I did Friday and today. Undoubtedly Southport, despite feeling slightly different in this mid summer slot. Friday night was the winner for me - a real spectacle and tremendous entertainment.

Some highlights today as well though - Matadors and Spitfire duo especially - and I'm glad i made the effort to go.
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Re: Southport 2018

Postby UK Airshow Review on Sun 12 Aug 2018, 6:32 pm

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