See you Sunday July 20th from 3.30pm


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Bray Air Display Sunday July 20th, 2014 at 3.30pm brought to you with the kind support of the Irish Aviation Authority


Here comes the 2014 Show, a free fun day for all the family! #BrayAir

‘Debut’ Acts confirmed for Air Show as over 80,000 spectators expected on July 20th

The Hunter, The Sabre, the Yaks and the Vampires are all set to make their Bray aerial debut at Ireland’s largest free air show, the Bray Air Display, on Sunday, July 20th.

Organisers are announcing several headline acts today for the free family friendly event, which is organised in association with Bray Summerfest and the Irish Aviation Authority. The display attracted a record-breaking 85,000 spectators last year, with similar numbers expected again this summer.

‘Team Yakovlevs,’ or ‘The Yaks’ as they are affectionately known, are among those making their Bray debut, having entertained millions of people around the world with their precision formation flying. Their Super 52 two-seater planes will be followed in close formation by three single seater Yak 50 planes.

‘The Vampires,’ piloted by Kenneth Aarkvisla and Per ‘Smiley’ Stromme, will be flying their Jet Fighters from the Second World War, capable of reaching top speeds of 548 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, Pilot Mark Linney will be roaring over the skies of Bray in ‘The Sabre’, an American Fighter Jet, best-known for its high speeds and loud engines.

‘The Hunter’, flown by Jonathan Whaley, is a British-made fighter from the 1950s, renowned for its loud engines, manoeuvrability and break-neck speeds.

The Display Director, Sé Pardy from Simtech Aviation, said: “Once again, Ireland is attracting world-class pilots and aircraft to Bray for the country’s biggest free air show on July 20th. For this year’s programme, we’re introducing vintage aircraft, extreme formation flying and search and rescue demonstrations, bringing excitement, aerial acrobatics and thrills to the East Coast. We have several new acts making their debut, but we will also be welcoming crowd favourites back to Bray, with aerial action to entertain the whole family.”

Introduced in 1949, the famous ‘MIG 15’ was developed by the Soviet Union and was the only aircraft to face The Sabre in combat. This loud, vintage plane will also be making its first appearance at Bray.

The ‘S-92’ helicopter, operated by the Irish Coast Guard, will also be welcomed for the first time to Bray. Equipped for dedicated search and rescue (SAR) operations, it services Ireland’s offshore islands and provides rescue cover from Cork to Galway.

Other aircraft making their debut in July include the ‘Stearman 75’ and ‘The Decathlon’, a two-seater sports plane.

The Bray Air Display is just one of the highlights in the annual The Bray Summerfest programme, which runs from July 5th to August 4th, subject to licence.

Further aircraft will be announced for the display over the coming weeks and due to the large crowds expected on July 20th, spectators are strongly advised to use DART, Dublin Bus and other public transport services as parking restrictions will be in place.

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It is my great pleasure to thank you for your support of Bray Air Spectacular 2014 on the Bray Seafront this year on Sunday July 20th.
Planning for this year has started already and we will be proud to present you a range of aircraft and aviators who are dedicated to making sure you enjoy this unique event for 2014.


Without the support of Bray Town Council, Bray Summerfest and a special word of thanks to Mr Eamonn Brennan, CEO of the Irish Aviation Authority we would not be able to present you with this free family event this year.

The 2014 Air Spectacular is also only possible because of the many volunteers that give of their time, energy and passion for aviation who make sure the event runs smoothly and safely for all concerned.

I am particularly grateful to our sponsors; their support makes the event possible. In addition I would also like to thank the many statutory bodies and agencies, An Gárda Síochana, Irish Aviation Authority, Dún Laoighre Lifeboat, Wicklow Civil Defence, Health Service Executive, Weston Airport, Bray Fire Service and the Department of Defence incorporating Air Corps, Army and Naval Services.

Particular thanks to Éamonn Connolly, Dave Collen, Tony Merrigan, DV O’Hanlon, Sarah Bohan (Engage PR), Mick Glynn, all at Bray Summer Fest, Pat Lanigan-Ryan, Michael Comyn and David Forde; Bray Town Council for their support in the planning of the event.

Sé Pardy Display Director.


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