Team Raven have released their 2018 schedule recently and Newcastle will see the Raven’s return on August 11th.
Formed in 2014 and first displaying in Newcastle in 2015 Team Raven fly a mixture of Vans RV4 & RV8 aircraft and all aircraft are self built.
In 2016 Team Raven moved from a 5 ship display, to a more dynamic 6 ship display and have put on some great displays in Newcastle in the last few years.
It will be good to see the Raven’s once again fly in Newcastle on August 11th.
The RAF Parachute team the RAF Falcons today released their schedule and have 2 Northern Ireland shows in their 2018 dates.
First up is Newcastle on Saturday11th August followed by a trip to Portrush on the 2nd September (Sunday only)
Last in Northern Ireland in Newcastle at the 2014 Festival of Flight, they put on a great display with their smoke after jumping from a Cessna Sky Caravan and landing on the Beach.
The Falcons are the official parachute team of the RAF and are based at based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team is the only centrally funded, professional, military parachute display team in the UK.
Their exciting free fall display, which includes advanced manoeuvres, falling at speeds up to 120mph, and their famous unique non-contact canopy stack manages to captivate all spectators.
It will be great to see them back in NI. It is not known yet what aircraft they will jump from.
*** Red Arrows dates released ***
The RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows have today released their schedule and will be at 3 shows in Northern Ireland and Ireland in 2018.
As reported yesterday (9/4/18) The Red Arrows will return to Bray to headline this show, having last displayed in Bray in 2016.
The Red Arrows will then return to Newcastle on August 11th having been a regular fixture since the shows beginning in 2010.
Finally the Reds will appear on Sunday 2nd September only at Portrush in 2018. Over the last few years they had displayed both days however that will not be the case in 2018.
I am sure you are all looking forward to seeing them in 2018!
The RAF Red Arrows will headline #BrayAirDisplay in 2018
It was announced this afternoon by the IAA that the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team, the world famous Red Arrows will headline the Bray Air Display on Sunday July 29, 2018.
Sé Pardy, Bray Air Display Director said; “It will be particularly special to have the RAF Red Arrows attend the Bray Air Display this year. This is one of the most famous and accomplished aerobatic display teams in the world, and it is sure to ignite the imagination of a new generation”
The Red Arrows last appeared at Bray in 2016 and had the crowds gasping and cheering throughout their display.
Getting the Red Arrows back is a great coup for Bray. It looks like it will be a great show!
** RAF Typhoon NI dates released **
Today the RAF Typhoon display released their 2018 display schedule and they have 3 displays in Northern Ireland.
Firstly the Typhoon makes a roaring return to Newcastle having missed the 2017 show due to being allocated to an RAF Family day and Squadron event. This will be on Saturday 11th August 2018.
And on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September the Typhoon will once again roar through the skies of Portrush on its East Strand at Airwaves Portrush.
With a new pilot for 2018 the RAF Typhoon display will be sure #BringTheNoise to the skies of Northern Ireland.
The RAF Tutor will be returning to Portrush on both days in 2018. Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. The team reformed last year after a 1 year break.