More exciting acts for Bray Air Display
It has been confirmed that the Frecce Tricolori and Breitling Wingwalkers will take to the skies during the Bray Air Display this July 23 and 24.
Along with the UK’s Red Arrows (who were recently also confirmed as part of this year’s stellar line-up), the Italian Frecce Tricolori is one of the most experienced and awe-inspiring aerobatic display teams.
As well as the breath-taking displays of the Frecce Tricolori, spectators will be treated to a dramatic, gravity defying performance by the Breitling Wingwalkers – the world’s only formation wingwalking display team and another first for the Bray Air Display. The UK-based aerobatic display team’s performance involves a sequence of formation loops and rolls during which so-called ‘wingwalkers’ perform a dazzling sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the team’s beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes.
The team pilots fly the aircraft through a well-rehearsed, energetic routine of aerobatics and close formation flypasts as the wingwalkers wave to the crowd. These manoeuvres include loops, rolls, stall turns and even inverted flight. During all of this, the wingwalkers experience speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and ‘G’ forces of up to 4G. For the impressive ‘Cockpit Lady’ pass, the daring wingwalkers will leave the safety of their static harness and climb down to the cockpit during flight. While standing in front of the pilot’s windscreen, secured by a waist harness, they will perform a balletic pose as they soar above Bray at 100 mph.
‘ To have none other than the Frecce Tricolori on the bill for this year’s event is a real thrill for us,’ said Se Pardy, Bray Air Display director. ‘ They will put on an amazing show for spectators this July – it really is something to look forward to. We also recently announced that the Red Arrows will perform at the display this year so all in all we have an absolutely incredible line up of world-class performers for spectators to enjoy.’
The Frecce Tricolori and the Breitling Wingwalkers will perform on both the Saturday and Sunday while the Red Arrows will open the show at 2 p.m. on the Sunday.
The Breitling Wingwalkers in action.