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RAF Chinook to make appearance at 2023 Southport Air Show

12 months ago

RAF Chinook to make appearance at 2023 Southport Air Show
Credit: Southport Air Show

One of the RAF’s most iconic helicopters is making a dramatic return to the Southport Air Show eight years after it last wowed crowds in the resort.

The life saving Chinook Helicopter, which has seen action around the globe, will fly into the 2023 Southport Air Show in September with aerial displays across both days of the packed out show.

Thousands of aviation lovers and visitors are expected to descend on the resort and tickets are already being snapped up ahead of the weekend, which takes place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September. The event always proves to be a brilliant few days and an event that the whole family can enjoy.

Southport Air Show
Picture – Jill Jennings

The astounding Red Arrows, who will appear on Saturday 9th, have already been confirmed along with the teeth-rattling RAF Typhoon, on Sunday 10th and inspirational Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for both days.

The RAF Chinook pilots last demonstrated the capabilities of the aircraft at the Southport Air Show in 2015.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said: 

“I would encourage everyone to snap up their tickets as soon as possible because this weekend will sell out fast, especially as under 16s are FREE!

“People from all over the UK and Europe make the trip to Southport Air Show each year, such is its illustrious place in the aviation world and we can’t wait to welcome huge crowds to the shoreline.

Southport Air Show

“Bring a picnic and sit on the beach, or park on the beach if you arrive early enough.

“There are plenty of ground attractions that will keep the kids entertained all weekend and once the flying programme ends each day, Southport town centre has plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy.”

For more information about the 2023 Southport Air Show, including how to purchase tickets, click here.

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