Air Show best in North West
AFTER months of waiting, the North West’s biggest and best family event is nearly here.
Southport Air Show 2017 takes place on September 15-17 – and we can’t wait.
This will be the 26th flying event at and above Southport Beach. Tens of thousands of visitors from all over the North West will once again descend on the town, bringing with them a huge boost to the local economy. Local hotels, shops, restaurants and bars will all enjoy a big uplift.
Some people still ask why Blackpool Air Show is free, while at Southport Air Show visitors have to pay admission. Apart from Southport being a vastly superior event, it makes sense that the event is funded by the people who enjoy to watch it, rather than pushing up the bills for council tax payers in Sefton. At a time when Sefton Council is faced with £64m of cuts, lumping a large bill for a free-for-all air show onto the taxpayer would be difficult to defend.
Tickets, however, are very reasonable, with £6.50 general admission for a full day’s entertainment (how much would two hours at the cinema cost?) and prices are frozen from last year.
The line-up of aircraft this year is superb, with the mighty Sally B Flying Fortress visiting Southport for the first time. You can also see breathtaking acrobatics from The Blades, Fireflies and Team Raven, and admire the bravery of the Breitling Wingwalker.
Classic aircraft fans will love the Spitifre and the ME-109, the De Havilland Vampire Pair and the P-51 Mustang. And of course don’t miss the show’s first ever night flying spectacular on the Friday night.
What an amazing event we have in our town.