RAF Red Arrows draw 90,000 to Bray Air Display
Irish Defence Forces parachute team and Italian Frecce Tricolori crew also take part
Now in its 11th year, the display was extended to a two-day event for the first time with upwards of 50,000 people also in attendance on Saturday.
Exhibitions by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows kicked off proceedings and proved a big draw for aviation enthusiasts. Spectators were also treated to a grand finale by the Italian Frecce Tricolori crew .
The Black Knights Irish Defence Forces parachute team made a dramatic airborne entrance, and Air Corps aircraft took part in displays as well as the Irish Historic Flight Foundation and an Aer Lingus Airbus A321.
Also popular were the Breitling Wingwalkers who performed aerial acrobatics atop their Boeing Stearman bi-planes, followed by a flypast by British Spitfire aircraft.
Bray Air Display director Sé Pardy described Sunday as “a day to remember in Irish aviation history.
“This is the first time in the event’s 11-year history that the Red Arrows have performed and we are thrilled to have them here, ” he said
The show was sponsored by the Irish Aviation Authority, and its chief executive, Eamonn Brennan, said he hoped the weekend “will help to inspire a new generation of pilots, engineers, and enthusiasts”.