Eyes on the skies for spectacular

The RV8tors will perform at Blackpool Airshow on August 12.
The RV8tors will perform at Blackpool Airshow on August 12.
3
Have your say

STUNNING aerobatic displays and daring feats of bravery will be on display as thousands of visitors look skyward for the 2012 Blackpool Air Show.

The free event on August 12, which takes place over Blackpool Promenade between South and Central piers, will begin around 2pm when the RV8tors perform a thrilling display.

Flying at speeds of up to 230mph, crowds will witness close formation aerobatics, combined with dare-devil opposition passes.

The climax of their display will be a giant white heart, drawn in the sky by the aircraft and their smoke trails.

The RAF Falcons parachute team will then take to the skies before a Spitfire and Dakota take over for a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Both planes played a major part in achieving victory in the Second World War, the Spitfire as a fighter and the Dakota as a military transport aircraft.

There will also be aerial displays from the Gyrocopter and Tucano as well as graceful aerobatics form the SWIP team.

The Breitling Wing Walkers, the world’s only formation wing walking team, will then step into the line up followerd by the BAE Systems produced Typhoon.

The show will be closed by the Aerostars, Europe’s largest and most spectacular aerobatic formation display team which has thrilled millions of spectators at air events all over Europe for more than 15 years.

Natalie Wyatt, managing director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this amazing display once again because it really is a must-see event in Blackpool’s packed calendar.”

Follow us on twitter @The_Gazette and like our page on facebook to keep up with all the latest news.