Published on April 17th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


Red Arrows confirmed for the Bray Air Display

It has been confirmed that the RAF Red Arrows will headline the #AviationIreland weekend by appearing at the Bray Air Display on July 29, 2018. This will be the culmination of a spectacular weekend celebrating the aviation industry. Air displays will take place in Foynes, Co Limerick and in Bray over the course of the weekend, bringing together audiences from the Wild Atlantic Way to Ireland’s Ancient East.

Aircraft will cross the country in a weekend that will inspire and dazzle audiences, for free, in one of the biggest air displays in Europe. Last year, 170,000 people attended the airshows in Foynes and Bray.

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.”

Margaret O’Shaughnessy, Foynes Air Show Festival Director commented; “This free family show is all about entertainment and enjoyment, with a nod to world aviation history and to a time when Foynes was literally at the centre of the golden age of aviation. We are looking forward to a tremendous event.”

Peter Kearney, Chief Executive Designate of the Irish Aviation Authority said:“The IAA has a long history of supporting aviation activities that help promote the aviation industry so we are very happy to sponsor the #AviationIreland weekend.”

The full line up for the weekend will be announced in the coming weeks in conjunction with the organising committees of the Bray Air Display and the Foynes Air show. The weekend will involve organisation and planning across several airfields, local display teams, air traffic control and the Defence Forces. More information available at and

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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