Monday 26 September 2016

Bray air show delights as 90k turn out for aerial display

David Kearns

Published 19/07/2015 | 18:22

Excited crowds at the Bray Air Display Credit: Bray Summerfest
Excited crowds at the Bray Air Display Credit: Bray Summerfest

Around 90,000 people turned out for the 10th annual Bray Air Display show.

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Perfect weather conditions ensure that the thousands gathered in the seaside town to watch the air displays were not disappointed.

More than 30 aircraft, ranging from vintage models to top of the range aircrafts, took part in the show.

The Swiss Air Corps, the Irish Historic Flight Foundation and the Black Knight Defence Forces parachute team all performed at today's event in Bray.

The event is part of the Bray Summerfest and supported by the Irish Aviation Authority. 

Crowds were also treated to an unexpected surprise as one aviation fan proposed to his girlfriend with an aerial banner tow across the East Coast skies which read '#loveisintheair'. 

With a resounding yes, Ciara Kavanagh, a beauty therapist from Arklow accepted Noel Canavan’s airborne marriage proposal.

The Director of the Bray Air Display, Sé Pardy of Simtech Aviation, planned the logistics around the aerial proposal.

“When Noel approached us with his romantic idea for the proposal, we were more than happy to help, especially when we heard Noel and Ciara were long-time visitors to the Bray Air Display.

"It was a wonderful aerial surprise for Ciara and on the air show’s ten year anniversary, we were able to make the event extra special for them both. All of us here at the Bray Air Display and Bray Summerfest wish Noel and Ciara the very best for their future together and it goes to show that love is definitely in the air!”

Ciara Kavanagh from Arklow answered with a resounding “yes” to Noel Canavan’s marriage proposal. Photo: Joe Keogh
Ciara Kavanagh from Arklow answered with a resounding “yes” to Noel Canavan’s marriage proposal. Photo: Joe Keogh

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