Foynes and Birr Strikemaster display confirmed

***** Foynes and Birr display confirmed *****

More news today! The Strikemaster from Strikemaster Display UK will be displaying in Foynes on the 17th July and a few weeks later at Birrr, County Offaly on the 1st August.

The Strikemaster coming to Birr and Foynes is is operated by NWMAS Ltd (North Wales Military Aviation Services Ltd) and they were formed to meet a requirement for maintenance of military aircraft and flying training in ex- military aircraft.

The BAC 167 Strikemaster is a British jet-powered training and light attack aircraft. It was a development of the Hunting Jet Provost trainer, itself a jet engined version of the Percival Provost, which originally flew in 1950 with a radial piston engine.

The BAC 167 Strikemaster is essentially an armed version of the Jet Provost T Mk 5

The Strikemaster is flown by Mark Petrie who is a former Flight Lieutenant with 1,200 hours and also flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for British Airways!

It is always great to see the Strikemaster, and Mark Petrie on this island. He did a number of fantastic displays across Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2015!

Photo taken by ourselves at Airwaves Portrush 2015 Saturday display!

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Northern Ireland & Ireland Airshows's photo.

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