The first official airshow in UK was hosted at Blackpool in 1909. Now is an annual event for two days. The airplanes used for the aerobatic stunts and fly-bys are no longer in commission. In the show there are both military and civilian airplanes.
The event can be seen from the seafront and it’s free. I went to see the Sunday display, but it took us 40 minutes more on the motorway, parking was a nightmare as it was so crowded and we’ve ended up missing half of the show. As the show lasted for 3 hours on Sunday we were able to see plenty anyway. Next year I’m going to organize things better. I’m going to take a picnic blanket and maybe a picnic too, we’ll get there 30 minutes before the show to get a good parking spot.
Boeing Chinook is a tandem rotor helicopter that was used by the RAF in the Falklands War, the Balkans and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Their maneuverability was amazing, it was one of the best displays at the show.
Everybody was cheering when we saw the Red Arrows approaching the Tower.
They were amazing, flying in different formations, like a diamond or a plane and the mirror.
The show was over for the day. A new flying display took place on Monday, but we couldn’t go to see it. Next year we are going to see the show again, is so impressive.