Red Ar­rows set to head­line air dis­play

Wicklow People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

THE RAF Red Ar­rows will re­turn to Bray this sum­mer to head­line the Bray Air Dis­play on Sun­day, July 29.

‘It will be par­tic­u­larly spe­cial to have the RAF Red Ar­rows at­tend the Bray Air Dis­play this year,’ said Sé Pardy, event di­rec­tor.

‘This is one of the most fa­mous and ac­com­plished aer­o­batic dis­play teams in the world and it is sure to ig­nite the imag­i­na­tion of a new gen­er­a­tion.’

The full line-up for the week­end will be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks, in con­junc­tion with the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tees of the Bray Air Dis­play and the Foynes Air Show. The week­end will in­volve or­gan­i­sa­tion and plan­ning across sev­eral air­fields, lo­cal dis­play teams, air traf­fic con­trol and the De­fence Forces.

The award-win­ning Bray Air Dis­play, which is sup­ported by the Ir­ish Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity, will take place on Satur­day, July 28, and Sun­day, July 29.

This will be the 13th year of the air dis­play which has grown to a two-day event which at­tracted 140,000 peo­ple to Bray last year. The event, which is renowned as one of Europe’s best air dis­plays and a firm fam­ily favourite in the sum­mer fes­ti­val calendar, was recog­nised as ‘Best Fes­ti­val/Event Ex­pe­ri­ence (large)’ at the pres­ti­gious, na­tional Ir­ish Tourism In­dus­try Awards 2017.

It also won sil­ver in the re­cent ‘Best Tourism Ini­tia­tive’ cat­e­gory at the All-Ire­land Com­mu­nity and Coun­cil Awards.

Bray Air Dis­play takes place thanks to the sup­port of the Ir­ish Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity as well as Wick­low County Coun­cil and It is also sup­ported by a ded­i­cated group of vol­un­teers, with­out whose time and ex­per­tise the event would not suc­ceed.

As well as grav­ity-de­fy­ing ma­noeu­vres, fly­overs and aer­o­batic per­for­mances, there will be lots of fam­ily fun on the ground in­clud­ing a static dis­play, food, craft and busi­ness vil­lage, heli­copter plea­sure flights, a fun fair and live mu­sic.

Visit www.brayairdis­ and so­cial me­dia plat­forms for up­dates.

Red Ar­rows over Dublin Bay.

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