VIDEO: Skyforce - ‘most thrilling ride we’ve had for years’

The ‘next generation of white knuckle rides’ has come to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

It was chocks away at the southern end of the park for a special press preview of Red Arrows Skyforce, which sent brave riders into a spin.

Red Arrows Skyforce flight team prepares for take off at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Red Arrows Skyforce flight team prepares for take off at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

After a demonstration by the Pleasure Beach’s flight team – dressed in their own take on the RAF aerobatic team’s uniform – the latest test pilots took to the skies.

Nick Thompson, deputy managing director, said: “It’s the most thrilling ride we’ve put in for years.

“We have done a lot for families with Nickelodeon Land and Wallace and Gromit, this is just the beginning of the next phase of white knuckle rides for our keen guests.”

Skyforce soars to 72ft, allowing 12 riders at a time to take control of their own flight – making it as stomach churningly dramatic or as calm as you like.

Preview of the new Red Arrows Skyforce Ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Preview of the new Red Arrows Skyforce Ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Riders can spin in 360-degree loops or glide serenely to create a dazzling display for those watching the unique to the UK ride from the ground.

* Read more in tomorrow’s Gazette, including Anna Cryer’s ride review.