THINGS ON THE UP AS AIR DISPLAY WEEK­END AR­RIVES

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The week­end of Bray Air Display has ar­rived, with acro­bat­ics from the sky this Satur­day and Sun­day, July 27 and 28.

In­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional acts from as far afield as the King­dom of Jordan as well as the crème de la crème of Ir­ish avi­a­tors, the air display prom­ises to be an un­for­get­table week­end. The one the ground en­ter­tain­ment be­gins at noon each day be­fore the main event.

Vis­it­ing display teams in­clude The Blades (a team com­prised of for­mer Red Ar­row pi­lots); the spec­tac­u­lar Royal Jor­da­nian Fal­cons who are back by pop­u­lar de­mand and the UK’s fear­less Richard Good­win with his grav­ity-de­fy­ing per­for­mance.

Ir­ish talent will be just as im­pres­sive with awe-in­spir­ing per­for­mances from the Ir­ish Air Corps and the Black Knights Para­chute Display Team as they para­chute jump from a he­li­copter 4,000 feet above the Bray shore­line while Ed­die Gog­gins, Ire­land’s ‘Fly­ing Den­tist’, prom­ises a breath-tak­ing display. As well as the ac­tion packed air show there is plenty of on-the-ground en­ter­tain­ment with a fam­ily fun­fair, live mu­sic and a food and craft mar­ket open from noon each day.

Sé Pardy, Bray Air Display Di­rec­tor, said: ‘We’re look­ing for­ward to an­other thrilling week­end of avi­a­tion ex­cel­lence as part of the 14th an­nual Bray Air Display. It’s a unique op­por­tu­nity to en­joy spec­tac­u­lar aer­o­batic per­for­mances – all com­pletely free – and some­thing the whole fam­ily can en­joy. Thanks to Bray.ie, the Ir­ish Avi­a­tion Author­ity and Wick­low County Coun­cil whose sup­port makes this event pos­si­ble.’

There will be park­ing at Coláiste Ráithín and at the old golf club lands on Ravenswell Road.

The line-up for Satur­day is Black Knights para­chute team, Ir­ish Air Corps, Ravens, Ed­die Gog­gins, Ir­ish His­toric Flight Foundation, Sukhoi 31 Dave Bru­ton, Richard Good­winn Pitts Spe­cial, search and res­cue, Royal Air Force Tu­cano, P51 Miss He­len, Stear­man, Royal Jor­da­nian Fal­cons and Ir­ish Para­chute Club.

Sun­day’s line-up will in­clude all of those, as well as Aer Lin­gus and Ir­ish Air Corps Pi­la­tus PC9s for­ma­tion, Strike­mansters and The Blades.

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