A spokesman for Sefton Council has confirmed that the weather looks good for the three day Southport Air Show spectacular this weekend.

“We have been monitoring the weather and the forecasts are looking much more settled for the weekend so we are not expecting any changes to the programme.

“As one of the biggest air shows in the North West there’s a really exciting line-up of aviation delights plus explosions on the beach, mini tanks, assault courses, beach activities, and on Friday night a fireworks finale to launch the weekend – there really is something for the whole family.

“It’s not too late to get your tickets via visitsouthport.com, and we hope as many people can join us for what promises to be a thrilling spectacle.”

The main Air Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 16/17, but on Friday, September 15, the skies will be lit up with displays from the The Blades, Fireflies Display Team, Tigers Free Fall Team and even the amazing Eurofighter Typhoon.

There will be pyros and LED lights on planes, as well as a firework finale on the beach to end the special evening, making way for two adrenaline-packed days of aviation action.

As well as numerous flying displays throughout the weekend, there will be a host of fun filled activities taking place on the ground including military tanks, a diving tank, a replica Typhoon and the reurn of the much loved beach explosions!

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

“The 26th Southport Air Show is, as ever, shaping up to be a fantastic three day event for all the family and I can’t wait to see the huge crowds across the weekend.

“Sefton Council continues to offer a fantastic events programme which caters for all the family and improves year on year.

“With the return of the Friday night flying displays, this promises to be an exciting weekend for the Southport Air Show and the whole of the borough.

“If you are planning to attend one of the three days, please get there early and make the most of your visit to Southport.”