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Thursday 20 June 2019

Bray Air Display line-up to include The Blades

Mary Fogarty

A thrilling line-up has been announced for this year's Bray Air Display, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.

Some of the best display teams and individual acts from around the world will showcase their aerobatic skills and perform to thousands of spectators.

There will be a display by a fully electric Cri Cri aircraft that will take off from on top of a Broussard MH1521 aircraft while mid-flight.

The display will feature aerobatic superstars The Blades; a team comprised of former Red Arrow pilots, including Kirsty Murphy - the first and only female former Red Arrow pilot who flies alongside her husband Ben.

The spectacular Royal Jordanian Falcons aerobatic team will travel all the way from the West Asian kingdom, and there will be jaw dropping displays by Ireland's flying dentist Eddie Goggins, and the Uk's Richard Goodwin.

'The award-winning Bray Air Display attracts the very best on the air show circuit,' said display director Sé Pardy.

'Pilots love performing here to the wonderfully enthusiastic and supportive crowd against the natural amphitheatre of Bray's coastline and spectacular Bray Head.

'Spectators can look forward to a thrilling line-up of the very best home-grown Irish aviation talent as well as some of the most skilled pilots from across the UK, Europe and further afield.'

Some of the Irish acts will include the Irish Air Corps, the Aer Lingus Airbus A320, from the Irish Historic Flight Foundation Chipmunk and Stearman aircraft, the Irish Parachute Club, the Black Knights, and a search and rescue display, honouring the selfless men and women who play such a key role safeguarding Irish lives, as well as pilot Dave Bruton flying a super Sukhoi 31.

From the UK, there will be vintage aviation style from P51 Miss Helen Mustang and a Royal Air Force Tucano, two Strikemaster aircraft, and picture perfect formation from the Ravens.

On the ground, there will be the funfair and food village along the seafront, as well as helicopter rides over Bray Head from 12 each day.

'Making the Bray Air Display happen every year is very much a team effort that takes months of hard-work, dedication and commitment,' said Sé Our sincere gratitude to everyone involved. As a team we can't wait to see you back in Bray this July for this fantastic free weekend which the whole family can enjoy.'

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