Rich Goodwin and his Pitts Special is the first confirmed display for the Birr Airshow in 2017. A great start to their line up, Rich Goodwin’s display is fantastic to watch, and it’s unbelievable what he can do in the Pitts Special aircraft!
***** Newcastle Date Confirmed *****
This is the news you have been asking for! The B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight Airshow returns to Newcastle, Co Down on Saturday the 5th of August.
The festival itself will run over 2 days, Friday 4th & Saturday 5th August and the airshow itself will be on the Saturday.
I know many of you have been asking for the dates, we have known the date for quite a while, and it has been mentioned on a few event websites in the last few weeks, however we were unable to post until we got official confirmation.
The confirmation came yesterday via Discover Northern Ireland, and the news is the B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight will once again take off on Saturday 5th August.
As of right now no aircraft have been confirmed to the public. As soon as we hear anything, and are able to do so, we will let you know!!
Full Press Release
The B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight 2017 will once again launch a full programme of thrilling events in Newcastle, County Down 4th & 5th August with the airshow taking place on Saturday 5th August 2017.
The airshow is the centre piece of the Festival where the crowds watch in awe as the sky over Dundrum Bay is filled with the roar of engines. There will also be a programme of amazing displays throughout the afternoon with the Aviation Village so come early and book your space!
The B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight is one of the major highlights in Northern Ireland’s event calendar, attracting many thousands of visitors.
Keep an eye on the website for full programme of events.
***** Foynes & Bray 2017 date confirmed & Massive news *****
Foynes and Bray Airshows will return in 2017 on the 22nd of July as part of a ‘Bumper weekend of celebrations’ and ALL acts invited to Bray will also be invited to the Foynes airshow. Bray will also hold a 2nd day once again on the 23rd July
Foynes and Bray have now joined together and will be known as ‘Aviation Ireland’ and a new Logo will be revealed soon.
Organiser Margaret O’Shaughnessy, of Foynes Flying Boat Museum said “Foynes and Bray have joined. What that means is that in January we will be announcing a new logo, a new identity, as Aviation Ireland. The idea behind Aviation Ireland is to celebrate on the east coast and the west coast, the history of aviation for the whole country,”
This announcement shows a very promising future is ahead of us for Irish Airshows!!
Team Raven will be appearing at Rush, ROI as well as Birr. Team RaVen displayed their first full 6 ship display at Bray 2016 and will now be entering their first full season as a 6 ship display.
We look forward to seeing the RaVens once again in Irish skies!
Hi folks, we hope you had a great Christmas and New Years.
We have been getting a lot of questions lately as to when the 2017 B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight will take place.
Right now there IS a date in place and some sites are reporting this date, however we understand this is still a provisional date and therefore we are reluctant to post this date until officially confirmed by Down Festivals themselves, or when aircraft start to confirm the dates.
The reason we won’t post the date until we start to get confirmations is due to people looking to book hotels etc. We don’t want to say a date, only for it to change before being officially confirmed.
But yes, from what we have been told there is a date in place that I personally believe is 99.999% accurate. We will publish the date as soon as Down Festivals/Visit Mourne or the Aircraft schedules confirm the date.
As we are not officially connected to the council, we have to take extra measures to ensure the information we give out is 100% accurate.
Yesterday, Airwaves Portrush announced the dates for their 2017 airshow. The dates for the show are the 2nd & 3rd of September 2017.
The show has gone from strength to strength since rebranding to ‘Airwaves Portrush’ and moved from the West Stand of Portrush to the East Stand, giving the airshow going public a fantastic view right along the coastline of the North coast.
While no displays have as yet been confirmed we are sure they are working very hard on putting together another fantastic show, showcasing a wide variety of aircraft from fast jets to iconic WWII aircraft, and everything in between like they have over the years!
***** First 2017 Display confirmed *****
While no date has been confirmed, the confirmations for 2017 have already started! The fantastic Team RaVen will be appearing at Birr Airshow in 2017 as confirmed by Team RaVen social media this afternoon.
As said no date has been given, however we expect it to be between the 4th & 11th August 2017 as this is when the Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival takes place.
We will keep you updated.