The Tornado at Southport Air Show. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

The amended line-up has been revealed for the second day of the 2023 Southport Air Show today (Sunday 10th September 2023). 

With large crowds due for the event and roadworks in place in Ainsdale and around the new Sainsbury’s store, Sefton Police are encouraging people to set off early, especially if travelling by car. 

Beach car parking remains closed today due to muddy conditions. Organisers say there is plenty of car parking available elsewhere which staff will direct drivers tom with parking £8 per car. 

Sudden downpours in Blackpool yesterday, where some of the aircraft were based, meant that planned displays by the Red Arrows and the Tigers Army Parachute Team were unable to take place on Saturday. 

The parachute display team is due to open Sunday’s show, with the Typhoon due to provide the finale. 

A wing walker has been added to the schedule. 

The Red Arrows will not be flying this Sunday due to commitments elsewhere.

You can book Southport Air Show tickets via the Visit Southport website. Under 16s go free.

Sunday’s amended line-up is: 

Sunday 10th September

  • 10:30 – Model Aircraft
  • 13:00 – Tigers Army Parachute Team & 69th Field Artillery Guns
  • 13:17 – Great War Display Team
  • 13:29 – T-67 Firefly
  • 13:39 – Wingwalker
  • 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 – Rolls-Royce Heritage Flight – Harvard
  • 15:18 – Polish Heritage Flight – Hurricane
  • 15:29 – Rolls-Royce Heritage Flight – Spitfire
  • 15:40 – BAC Strikemaster Pair
  • 15:50 – The Typhoon

There is plenty on the ground too, with the Military Village, loads of vehicles from the Mid Lancs Military Vehicle Trust, Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team, The Veterans Living History Museum, the 69th Field Artillery Guns. 

A Met Office yellow weather warning is in place for later this afternoon which may or may not affect some displays.

A Southport Air Show spokesperson said: “Sunday’s flying times have been updated, with details on the Southport Air Show Facebook page.

“We have a great line-up, including the Chinook helicopter, which was fantastic on Saturday, Team Raven, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Typhoon.

“Plus, we also have a last-minute addition to the programme, a Wing Walker.

“Please arrive early and enjoy the brilliant ground attractions, make a day of it!” 

Sefton Police said: “This year’s Southport Air Show is this coming Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. With a strong programme of flying, the event is likely to draw large crowds to Southport and the seafront area.

“Road works and renovation work on several of the arterial routes into the town may cause significant delays, so drivers are advised to set off VERY EARLY in order to arrive, especially for the 12:00 midday display by The Red Arrows on Saturday.

“Drivers approaching Southport from the Ormskirk direction are advised that, from the big roundabout at Kew, there are two more routes towards the ‘Air Show Parking’ on PRINCES PARK, in addition to the route signposted on MEOLS COP ROAD. These are TOWN LANE and SCARISBRICK NEW ROAD. Set sat nav devices for PRINCES PARK and by using all three of these routes, traffic will be shared across the routes to reduce congestion.

“The first road closures are now in place between Southport Pier to the Esplanade Roundabout. This means traffic will be diverted along Marine way Bridge and onto the Promenade. Expect delays at peak times.

“On Saturday these closures will be extended to the roundabout at Weld Road and the roundabout at Fairway, covering the flying area.

“Enjoy the Air Show.”

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