Buckle up for Ireland’s biggest air festival!

Buckle up for Ireland’s biggest air festival!


Organisers of the 14thannual Bray Air Display* have announced a line-up that will bring incredible, show-stopping scenes to the skies over Bray this July 27th and 28th. Some of the best display teams and individual acts from around the world will showcase their aerobatic skills and perform to thousands of spectators at the free weekend of turbo-charged family entertainment. Highlight acts will include:

  • A display by a fully electric aircraft that will take off from on top of a Broussard MH1521 aircraft while mid-flight
  • 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 all the way from the West Asian Kingdom
  • Jaw dropping, dare-devil displays by Ireland’s Flying Dentist, Eddie Goggins and the UK’s Richard Goodwin
  • Drone package delivery display – from a vessel moored at sea to the shoreline

Sé Pardy, Director, Bray Air Display, said, “The award-winning Bray Air Display attracts the very best on the air show circuit – pilots love performing here to the wonderfully enthusiastic and supportive crowd against the natural amphitheater of Bray’s coastline and spectacular Bray Head. Spectators can look forward to a thrilling line-up of the very best homegrown Irish aviation talent as well as some of the most skilled pilots from across the UK, Europe and further afield.”

Bray Air Display 2019 line-up:

Irish Acts:

  • The Aer Lingus Airbus A320 will be a showstopper
  • Prepare to be amazed at the Irish Air Corps aerobatic antics
  • Eddie Goggins, aka The Flying Dentist’s jaw-dropping performance
  • Old world glamour from the Irish Historic Flight Foundation Chipmunk and Stearman aircraft
  • Watch the Irish Parachute Club and The Black Knights freefall onto Bray beach
  • Search and Rescue display, honouring the selfless men and women who play such a key role safeguarding Irish lives
  • Pilot Dave Bruton flying a super Sukhoi 31

UK Display team:

  • Exhilarating manoeuvres and mind-blowing aerobatic stunts from The Blades Aerobatic Team- Extra-300 aircraft flown just 12 feet apart
  • Richard Goodwin- award winning dare devil, renowned for mind boggling displays in a modified aircraft
  • Vintage aviation style from P51 Miss Helen Mustang and a Royal Air Force Tucano
  • You’ll hear two Strikemaster aircraft before you’ll see them!
  • Picture perfect formation display from the Ravens aerobatic team

European aerobatic teams:

  • Navette Bretonne – 100% electric aircraft. Ever seen an aircraft take off from on top of another aircraft?! This will have to be seen to be believed.

International acts:

  • The pièce de résistance – Amazing aerobatic antics from the Royal Jordanian Falcons

The Bray Air Display is so much more than an air show. As well as two days of entertainment in the air there’s plenty of action on the ground; enjoy the thrills and spills of the Seafront Funfair, dine alfresco at our Food Village, treat yourself and the family to a meal at one of the many restaurants throughout the town or simply bring your own picnic. You can even experience a breath-taking helicopter ride over Bray Head which all kick off from noon each day.

Sé Pardy, Director, Bray Air Display, said, “Making the Bray Air Display happen every year is very much a team effort that takes months of hard-work, dedication and commitment. 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.”

Bray Air Display organisers are working in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, Wicklow County Council and respective agencies to implement a comprehensive traffic management plan for the duration of the event. Spectators are encouraged to plan their visit in advance, take public transport and arrive early. Please plan your visit here.

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*Subject to licence

Aircraft line-up, air display, all ground events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependent on weather. 

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