General Aviation

Published on July 21st, 2017 | by Alan Dwyer

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Weston Airport all set for the Bray Airshow visitors

Weston Airport is now all set to play host to the aircraft visitors for the Bray Airshow. The aircraft started to arrive by Friday lunchtime and continued through the afternoon. The vintage aircraft based at Weston are also set to play a pivotal role in the weekend’s entertainment as they too were are going to be on display for the public.

Plane Sailing PBY Catatlina G-PBYA arriving back after a pleasure flight. This will be displaying at Foynes on Saturday followed by Bray and then Bray again on Sunday

The crew of the Catalina, (from left) Rod Brooking, David Legg and Angelo Cunningham chatting with Ted Jones (94). Ted Jones was born in the UK and served with the RAF flying in Sunderland and Catalina flying boats. He was based in Iceland and the Faroe Islands during the war. He married an Irish lady and has lived in Dublin since 1947.

The Chipmunks of the IHFF arrived to Weston on Friday afternoon.

The Aer Lingus Dakota will be one of the major highlights this year at both Foynes and Bray. It will be operating from Weston for both days before returning to Germany next week.

This colourful Strikemaster arrived into Weston on Friday afternoon in preparation for the weekend Air Displays.

The second Strikemaster is in the colours of the Oman Air Force.

Weston static display will include the Buccaneer which will be in an area open to the public on both Saturday and Sunday.

Probably one of the longest residents at Weston is the Amphibian Goose which will also be out on public display this weekend.

Based at Weston since last winter is this Percival Pembroke which was restored to flying last year. It will be on static display to the public which will be open to the public from 10.00 until 18.00 each day.

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