Published on July 2nd, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


Line Up Announced for Bray Air Display

With less than a month to go until the Bray Air Display, the line-up has just been announced. The two-day aviation spectacle will kick off at 12 noon each day starting with the ‘on the ground’ activity followed by the Air Display. The Air Display will kick-off at 3.30pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday.

This year’s line-up includes over 40 aircraft as well as parachute teams and helicopters. The calibre of the aerobatic displays at Bray is really second to none:

Saturday’s display line-up is as follows:

  • Irish Air Corps
  • The Black Knights
  • Make-A-Wish CAP 232 & the Flying Dentist
  • Catalina PBY-5A
  • Shamrock 1940 (DC-3)
  • Garda Helicopter
  • ‘The Flying Cow’ Vans RV7 solo display (Gerry Humphreys)
  • Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Stearman)
  • Irish Parachute Club
  • Richard Goodwin Airshows (Pitts special)
  • Strikemaster
  • Search & Rescue Coastguard
  • Royal Jordanian Falcons
  • ME109 & Mustang
  • Viggen Display
  • Wildcat Aerobatics

In addition to the above, Sunday’s display line-up will also include:

  • The Red Arrows
  • Aer Lingus, Shamrock 1936
  • The Blades Aerobatic Team
  • Patrouille Tranchant Jet Team (Fouga jets)
  • Irish Historic Flight Foundation (Chipmunks)

Red Arrows

The Blades

Irish Historic Flight Chipmunks

Patrouille Tranchant Fouga Magisters. Malcolm White.

Wildcats. Paul Kolbe.

Viggen. Karl Donohoe


Royal Jordanian Falcons. Karl Donohoe.

Irish Coast Guard S92. Ian Thompson.

Richard Goodwin Pitts Special. Noel Bevan.

Irish Parachute Club

Irish Historic Flight Boeing Stearman

Gerry Humphreys Vans RV-7

Garda Helicopter

Aer Lingus DC-3

Catalina PBY-5A. Malcolm White.

Cap 232.

Army Black Knights Parachute Display. Malcolm White

The Irish Air Corps

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About the Author

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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