Red alert as Arrows fly back to town

The Red Arrows wow the crowds over the beach at the Blackpool airshow.
The Red Arrows wow the crowds over the beach at the Blackpool airshow.
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Their impressive displays have attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the resort – and now the world famous Red Arrows are back by popular demand for Blackpool’s Air Show.

The breath-taking event, featuring stunning aerobatic displays and daring feats of bravery, is being extended to two days this year, on Sunday, August 11 and Monday, August 12.

The Red Arrows wow the crowds over the beach at the Blackpool airshow.

The Red Arrows wow the crowds over the beach at the Blackpool airshow.

Natalie Wyatt, managing director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “We are thrilled to be extending our free annual Air Show to two days.

“This is always a fantastic family day out but for 2013 people can get not one, but two opportunities to witness these dazzling displays.”

The free event, which takes place over the famous Blackpool promenade between North and Central piers, will begin just after 2pm on August 11 with a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster taking to the skies for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The fast jet Tucano will be up next, followed by acrobatics from the TRIG and then the Calidus Gyrocopter.

The Breitling Wing Walkers, the world’s only formation wing walking team, will then step into the line up with their beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes.

The colourful Miss Demeanor Hawker Hunter will be up next before the ear-splitting Vulcan turns heads.

Aerobatics from the jaw-dropping Extra 330SC will follow before the Typhoon performs the penultimate display where spectators will witness this elite RAF flying squadron in action.

And last but by no means least, the Red Arrows will close the show. A similar programme of fly overs can also be seen on Monday, August 12.

However, the Vulcan and Typhoon flights will only take place on the Sunday.

Ms Wyatt added: “There is a really exciting programme planned for the 2013 Blackpool Air Show.

“Of course, we are delighted to be welcoming back the Red Arrows who couldn’t appear at last year’s event due to another commitment.

“But all the aerobatic display teams we witness at Blackpool Air Show are breathtaking and we expect this year’s to be a fly away success.”

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