Bray Air Display Cancelled.

Sadly the Bray air display has been cancelled completely after last week their website announced it was postponed. Bray Air Display will return in 2021 “Better than ever”


It’s a big disappointment to announce that the #BrayAirDisplay 2020, which was originally due to take place on July 25th and 26th, is cancelled.

After very careful consideration, the unprecedented impact of the global #COVID19 pandemic has forced this decision in the interests of the health and safety of spectators, participants and the organising team.

We will focus our energies on creating a spectacular event for 2021 when we hope to celebrate happier, safer times.

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Please continue to #StayAtHome and help #SaveLives

Birr Air Display cancelled – Date for 2021

Today Birr Airshow announced on their official facebook page they have made the decision to cancel their 2020 show due to the on-going Covid 19 situation, they have announced the date of their next show, August 2nd 2021.

Full statement from Birr Air Display.


Due to the current pandemic surrounding Covid-19

The Organisers of Birr Air-display have made the decision to cancel this years Air-display which was due to take place on Monday 3rd of August.

It will come as no surprise but we were waiting for the governments plan to be announced on May the 1st before confirming.

This decision did not come lightly and we are very disappointed to be cancelling but this past few month have put lots of things in perspective for all of us.

So for now stay safe mind yourselves and your loved ones and we hope to see you all again next year on Aug 2nd 2021

The Birr Air-display Team

Bray 2020 – Postponed

It has been announced on the Bray Air Display website that the 2020 Bray Air Display has been postponed. The event was due to take place on July 25th & 26th.  They have asked to follow them on their official twitter and facebook for further updates
Statement –
The Bray Air Display has been postponed due to COVID-19 updated mass gathering guidelines set out by the government on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020. The event was originally due to take place on July 25th and 26th.
We will liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing if we can work to reschedule the event.
A final decision will be taken in due course. The health and well-being of our spectators, service providers, volunteers and our team is of paramount importance.

Newcastle 2020 cancelled

Unfortunately the Newcastle Festival of Flight on 20th June has been cancelled. This was no doubt a hard decision but the correct decision in these trying times.

Roll on 2021!


Statement from Visit Mourne Mountains

Following careful consideration of the government’s ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is with great regret that Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have had to take the decision to cancel this year’s Festival of Flight, due to take place on Saturday 20 June 2020.

In response to the announcement, Council Chairperson Councillor Charlie Casey said, “The Council acknowledges the economic impact that this event brings to Newcastle and the wider-region and the huge-amount of planning and preparation that is undertaken by our partners including the blue-light services.”

“We will continue to review plans for this year’s tourism events’ programme on an ongoing basis and in-line with guidance from the Public Health Agency.”


Airwaves Portrush 2020 cancelled

Last night Causeway coast and Glens council voted on a number of cost cutting measures due to a crippling £68 million debt and and with great sadness to many, Airwaves Portrush 2020 was among the casualties with the full funding of £240,000 withdrawn.

Causeway Coast and Glens Alliance Councillor Chris McCaw said council estimates suggest that the event brings in around £2.5m in revenue to the Portrush area every year, but that councillors had been left with no choice but to make the difficult decision.

The annual airshow was one of the biggest events in Northern Ireland attracting 150,000 people each year. Councillor McCaw said they are hopeful the event can return in the future.

“I’d love to see that, this is only happening due to the financial situation we’ve found ourselves in. The event was worth £2.5m to the Portrush area,” Councillor McCaw said.

Over the years Airwaves Portrush has brought many amazing displays to the North Coast including the ‘Once in a Lanc time’ tour of 2 Avro Lancaster bombers, the Avro Vulcan XH558, an F16 display and an Airbus A380 as well as the massive contributions from the RAF over the years including the Red Arrows, Typhoons, Tornados, Harriers & Belfast built Shorts Tucanos.

AirshowsNI hope the airshow can return in the near future.



Swiss PC-7 team self confirm for Bray

A fantastic first self confirm for the Bray Air Display, the Swiis PC-7 display team shall grace the skies of Bray.
Flying 9 Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft they are sure to put on a cracking show in their first appearance at Bray!
Please note – as of this time Bray have not confirmed the display at their end and will release their line-up in June.

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Newcastle 2020 date revealed

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Newcastle Festival of Flight 2020 cleared for take off!

The Newcastle Festival of Flight returns in 2020 on the 20th June! After the success of last years show the Airshow has been kept in June for 2020!

As of right now I am unable to confirm any aircraft, that will come later in the Spring when the RAF start to release their schedules. However, mark the date. as reported in today’s Mourne Observer, 20th June 2020 will see the return of the Newcastle Festival of Flight.
Mourne Observer press release

Newcastle’s Festival of Flight will take to the air again in June this year.

The annual spectacular was brought forward by two months from its regular August slot last year as a result of festival mainstays, the Red Arrows embarking on a 9 week North American summer tour. and whilst the RAF have not yet published the aerobatic teams dates for 2020 the council has pencilled in June 20th as the date for its marquee Newcastle event.

Last week the local authority began a £25,000 search for suppliers to support the delivery of its annual events programme for 2020/21. Other festival dates were also listed through the provision of ancillary services and personal.

As well as the Festival of Flight, the tender includes Footsteps in the Forest in Slieve Gullion (date to be confirmed) Warrenpoint’s Wake the Giant (29th & 30th August) Halloween in Newy (30th October) Hallowtides in Newcastle (31st October)

Narnia in Kilbroney Park (A date to be confirmed in November) Newry Christmas tree lights switch on (19th November) Downpatrick Christmas lights switch on (20th November) and the St Patricks day events in Newry and Downpatrick (17th March 2021)

The successful tenderer will have to supply each event with a range of items and services, including generators, porta-loos, pedestrian barriers, electricians, and general labourers.