Southport Air Show 2009
THE 17th Southport Air Show was
the last major public air show in the UK of 2009 and what a
fantastic end to this years aviation displays.
Despite low cloud
cover, nearly all the aircraft flew, but the effect of the economic
climate and the UK's military commitments, sadly resulted in greatly
reduced ground displays, which was very noticeable on the ground. Having said that, record numbers of the public flocked to the resort
to see the air show. It was estimated that 100,00 people had packed
out the beach over Saturday, 26 September and Sunday, 27 September
2009. What was also a joy to see was the return of the Vulcan
Bomber, on the Sunday. Other highlights included the Eurofighter
Typhoon, The Red Arrows and then you could not forget the fantastic
and brave Aero Superbatics Wing Walkers who are still the world's
only formation wing walking team. Interestingly this was the last
time you will see them as Team Guinot, as their sponsorship runs out
this year. So if you are interested in sponsoring the team go to
welcome additions to this years show included demonstrations of Paramotors, thanks to the
Flyschool, from the
'Leisure Lakes' near Southport. Also light aircraft were on display
as well as Microlights, thanks to the West Lancashire Microlight
based just outside Hightown near Formby.
On a small scale, starting off the event
and ending the event, was a stunning model aircraft display
run by Southport Model Aero Club (SMAC)
and some Liverpool model aircraft clubs.
Congratulations to all involved. We hope
this display will continue to build for years to come…
here to see more photographs
taken at this event.