Event, Film, Location Hire

For film and television productions and commercials, Blackpool offers the perfect location, whether you need a simple, modern day setting or you would like to make use of the airport’s historic buildings and backdrop.

Originally a Battle of Britain aerodrome, Blackpool Airport was built in 1909 and is equipped with a terminal building, air traffic control tower, large areas of apron, an active runway, several taxiways and plentiful buildings and service roads. Its coastal location also makes for dramatic shots from the air – with filming from light aircraft and using drones both possible, subject to the correct permissions.

We are also able to support production companies in providing the airport fire service for filming or safety duties, there are usually plentiful business jets and helicopters on the tarmac for background shots and we can help you source fixed wing and rotary aircraft for both filming and transport.

Located just over a mile from the M55, Blackpool has welcomed a wide variety of location shoots for film, television and commercial in recent years.

In 2020, the airport hosted the BBC Top Gear team as  presenter Paddy McGuinness tested out his all-electric ice cream van ‘Mr Nippy’ on the airfield.

As well as Top Gear, the airport played host to the ‘Thank You NHS spitfire’ the same summer – while clothing brand Millionaire Homme used one of the airport’s hangars as the setting for one of its commercial shoots in 2019.

Providing a blank canvas, ample facilities and very competitive rates, Blackpool Airport represents an outstanding location for film, television and commercial filming.

Contact Airport Manager Stephen Smith at info@blackpoolairport.com to discuss your needs of fill in this Filming Request Form  and email to info@blackpoolairport.com.

For more information regarding the use of Drones please visit Safeguarding The Aerodrome

Previous filming shoots at Blackpool Airport