Air Waves Portrush set to enthral over 100,000 spectators

Air Waves Portrush, running from Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th September 2015, is set to enthral the 100,000 spectators expected to attend the island of Ireland’s largest airshow.

Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and sponsored by Tourism Northern Ireland, the major attractions across the weekend will include the world-famous RAF Red Arrows (on both days) who will perform their thrilling flying display of trademark formations, close-passes and dynamic loops.

  
The last airworthy Sally B, B-17 Bomber, made famous in the 1989 film Memphis Belle will make an appearance on the Saturday of the show. The renowned SAAB Viggen jet fighter ‘Thunderbolt’, one of the most iconic single seat strike fighters will make its first ever display on this side of the Irish Sea on the second day of the show.

The Vulcan XH558 is the only flying Vulcan in the world and this exclusive appearance at Portrush will be its first and last on the island of Ireland before being permanently grounded in September.

Other aerial highlights will include the RAF Typhoon jet, two RAF Hawk jets, Wild Geese Parachute Display Team, the Blades Display Team, Autogyro, and Royal Navy Sea King Helicopter, among the strongest line-up for years.

  
Family fun is the focus for ground-based activities which include a play zone, the Motor Village, vintage aircraft display, 6 helicopters on static display, Star Wars characters, artisan marketplace, and the very best of North Coast hospitality.

  
For more information on Air Waves Portrush visit www.airwavesportrush.co.uk or search for Air Waves Portrush on social media.

  

Post Author: Belfast Times

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