Red Arrows SkyForce

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Red Arrows SkyForce
Pleasure Beach Resort
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Coordinates 53°47′20″N 3°03′23″W / 53.7889256°N 3.0564808°W / 53.7889256; -3.0564808
Status Operating since 2 May 2015
Cost £2,000,000
Rider height 125 cm minimum
Replaced Bling
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Product Sky Fly
Height 22 metres

Red Arrows SkyForce is a Sky Fly installation from Gerstlauer. The ride is located at Pleasure Beach Resort in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK, beside the Big One's lift hill. It replaced Bling, which closed in 2011. The theme is based on the Red Arrows, an aerobatics display team which is part of the British Royal Air Force.[1]


The attraction was announced in October 2014. It opened to guests on 2 May 2015.[2] An official opening ceremony was held on 25 May, which included a performance from the Red Arrows themselves.[3]


Twelve single-rider gondolas are attached to an arm, which spins in an elevated circle 30 metres in diameter. Each rider controls two wings attached to their gondola, allowing control over if and how often the gondola inverts. The ride reaches heights of 22 metres while in operation.[4]


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