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Issue:-  12 September 2014

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Southport Air show 2014 is ready for take off
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

THE 2014 Southport Air show is to be held over 20 September to 21 September 2014 and is set to be one of the best ever. This year’s event will have World War 1 connections with some of the activities on offer as well as an assault course, a climbing wall, along with many military vehicles and aircraft for you to have a look at on the ground... Plus, in the Air Show Village experience, the next best thing to flying a fast jet ‘travel’ in one of the many flight simulators, and TO take a look at the Northern Brickworks with their brilliant Lego displays or even take a ride in some mini tanks and much more. The unique setting of the event will also see aircraft land and take off in front of the public, on the historic sandy beach. But it is what is in the sky that will be the biggest draw, as it is an air show... As this is the last air show of the 2014 season, it will be crammed full of displays from the Army, Royal Navy and RAF display teams through to a varied mix of civilian and historic displays. Weather permitting the event will see the following aircraft and displays taking to the skies above Southport Pier.

Flying - Military Displays:-

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Avro Lancaster B.10 - CWHM
The Royal Air Force Red Arrows - BAE Systems Hawk T1A x 9
The Royal Air Force Euro fighter Typhoon FGR4 - 29 - Reserve Squadron
The Royal Air Force Shorts Tucano T1 72 - Reserve Squadron
The Royal Air Force Grob Tutor T1 16 - Reserve  Squadron
The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Avro Lancaster B1
The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight -Supermarine Spitfire
The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Hawker Hurricane IIc
The Royal Navy Black Cats - Westland Lynx HMA8
The Royal Navy Westland Merlin HM2
The Royal Navy Westland Sea King HU5
The British Army's Westland Lynx AH7

Plus the following Classic Jets, Props & Helicopters:-

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Huey Display Team
Avro Vulcan B2 VttS


BAC Jet Provost T5 Jet Aerobatics
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1
BAC Canberra PR9 Midair Squadron


Hawker Hurricane IIb - Hangar 11
Supermarine Spitfire XIX - Rolls Royce
North American P-51D Mustang - Ferocious Frankie
Great War Display Team - Aircraft TBA

Aerobatic displays will be performed by the following:-

The Blades - Extra 300LP x 4
Xtreme Air XA41
RV8tors - Vans RV8 x 2
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

Ticket Prices are priced as follows:-

Ticket  Type  Ticket Tariff
General Admission


£7.32 per ticket *
General Admission Last Minute £9.00 per ticket
Premier Child Advance £41.80 per ticket *
Premier Ticket (Adult) Advance £62.70 per ticket *

Car parking is £6 per car and cannot be pre booked...

* Advanced tickets can be purchased online and via the app until 23:30 on Friday, 19 September 2014. Tickets can be purchased over the counter at the Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport - sales end at 17:00 on Friday, 19 September 2014. Telephone sales end at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 (postal and processing charges apply). For telephone sales call: - 01704 533333.

...Day Times...

Saturday 09:00 17:30
Sunday 09:00 17:30
* Gates open approx 09:00. Light aircraft landing on the beach from 10:00 - Flying display starts 12:00.  All timings are approximate and subject to change.

Premier tickets include:-

Entrance into the event.
Car parking.
A marquee serving morning coffee and afternoon tea.
Picnic lunch.

Access to the Pier which is closed to general admission ticket holders.

Private toilet facilities.
A copy of the Official Air Show Programme.

For more information about the event visit the Sefton Council Tourism website:-  Also if you go let us know what you think of the event by emailing us to:-

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