On Sunday 21st September I went along to the annual Southport Airshow on a sunny autumnal day. Before I describe the day’s events I must comment on the amount of time to get there – 4 hours for a 50 minute trip with tailbacks for several miles from the car parks. Getting people in more quickly is an absolute requirement here. As a result we missed the first 90 minutes of the show including the impressive Red Arrows.
The show itself was well organised and entertaining from the first action that we saw right through to the finale at 16:15. The aircraft on show featured some of the best in British design and manufacturing through the ages including the Eurofighter Typhoon, a pair Lancaster bombers, Vulcan bomber, Canberra, Hurricane and the Hawk. Also featured were several highly manoeuvrable small planes, both jet and prop powered, who dazzled with their aerobatic skills, dancing around in the blue skies. The Navy were also well represented with a range of Helicopters performing manoeuvres on the beach and then showing off their flying skills to the masses stood below them.
This was a great day out on the Lancashire coast and well worth a visit – just set off even earlier than you think you need to, I will next time.
Southport Airshow Panel