Southport Air Show 2023: Confirmed aircraft, full flying times, tickets and when you can see Red Arrows

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Southport Air Show returns to the Sefton coast this weekend, with displays from The Red Arrows, the RAF Chinook Display Team and flights from Spitfire and a Lancaster Bomber.

The Southport Air Show returns this weekend with a jam-packed line up of flying displays to impress aviation fans, and plenty of family-friendly activities throughout the weekend.

The world-famous Red Arrows will once again perform incredible stunts over the Sefton coast, including a new eight-jet formation - a step up from the 2022 display season, which had a seven-plane formation.

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The impressive air show line-up is set to draw in the crowds, with the RAF Typhoon and inspirational Battle of Britain Memorial Flight also making a much-welcomed return to Southport’s golden coastline.

The Red Arrows in action at Southport Air Show. Image: Andrew JacksonThe Red Arrows in action at Southport Air Show. Image: Andrew Jackson
The Red Arrows in action at Southport Air Show. Image: Andrew Jackson | Image: Andrew Jackson

Fans turned out in their thousands last year as an RAF Typhoon, a Supermarine Spitfire and South Korea’s Black Eagles flew over the town - which is also known for its flower show.

When is Southport Air Show?

This year’s air show runs between 10:00-18:00 on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. It will be held on Southport’s seafront.

Confirmed flying displays and flypast timings for Southport Air Show 2023

Saturday 9th September:

  • 10:30 - Model Aircraft
  • 12:00 - The Red Arrows
  • 12:32 - Polish Heritage Flight - Hurricane
  • 12:43 - The Typhoon
  • 12:54 - T-67 Firefly
  • 13:55 - Great War Display Team
  • 14:16 - Tigers Army Parachute Team
  • 14:48 - Tutor Display Team
  • 15:00 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • 15:50 - Vampire and Strikemaster formation
  • 15:54 - BAC Strikemaster Pair
  • 16:04 - DH Vampire FB.52
  • 16:15 - Team Raven
  • 16:32 - OV-10 Bronco
  • 16:36 - Chinook Display Team

Sunday 10th September

  • 10:30 - Model Aircraft
  • 13:00 - Tigers Army Parachute Team
  • 13:17 - Great War Display Team
  • 13:38 - T-67 Firefly
  • 13:49 - OV-10 Bronco
  • 14:00 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • 14:21 - Team Raven
  • 14:38 - Tutor Display Team
  • 14:51 - Chinook Display Team
  • 15:08 - Polish Heritage Flight - Hurricane
  • 15:19 - Rolls-Royce Heritage Flight - Spitfire XIX & P-51 Mustang
  • 15:40 - Vampire and Strikemaster formation
  • 15:44 - BAC Strikemaster Pair
  • 15:56 - DH Vampire FB.52
  • 16:07 - The Typhoon

All timings are subject to change.

Other attractions

  • Bungee trampolines.
  • Model aircrafts.
  • Bumper cars.
  • The Military Village.
  • Paintball.
  • Mini tanks.
Image: Andrew JacksonImage: Andrew Jackson
Image: Andrew Jackson | Southport Air Show. Image: Andrew Jackson

How to get tickets for Southport Air Show 2023

Tickets are £10.95 per day and free for under 16s. They can be purchased here. Car parking is £8.00 per day and is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Purchasing a ticket does not reserve or guarantee a parking space and traffic management will direct you to the nearest car park.

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