Monday, 9 August 2010

Blackpool Airshow

Yesterday Kath and I decided to join the estimated 100,000 people lining Blackpool Promenade to enjoy the spectacle of the annual Blackpool Airshow. It was a beautifully sunny and warm summer's afternoon as the display began around 4pm. The conditions were perfect for flying and the thousands of holidaymakers and day trippers were treated to over an hour of spectacular flying from vintage and modern aircraft.
First up was The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight consisting of a Lancaster Bomber accompanied by a Spitfire and Hurricane. Nostalgic aircraft which of course had played a major part in our victory over the German Air Force during the second World War.This flight was followed by the Breitling Wing Walkers who performed some daring acrobatics perched on top of their beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes. The show was brought to a conclusion with a big finale as the RAF Red Arrows Formation aerobatic display team took to the skies.
It had been a wonderful display and unlike the neighbouring Southport Airshow was free !! Well done Blackpool and judging by the vast crowds it would have brought a lot of money into the town. I have shown above some of my efforts to capture the atmosphere of the afternoon showing the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Breitling Wing Walkers and of course the magnificent Red Arrows Display Team.


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  2. Hi Brian.Glad you enjoyed your day out with Cath yesterday.Arn`t the Red Arrows marvellous.They just seemed to get better and better,seen them many many times over the years!Some nice images too mate!

  3. We went to Blackpool for a day out yesterday, not knowing about the a word, amazing! We really enjoyed it. What a result :-)

  4. Yes a truly amazing and spectacular show with some amazing people flying some equally amazing flying machines.

    I'm not the greatest fan of Blackpool but it has to be the best all round seaside resort of its kind anywhere in Europe....air show aside.

    Stunning photography again Brian.

  5. I love that first picture Brian. I'm with Pete but you do wonder why we are in a minority.