Published on July 25th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Bray Air Display Preview

This weekend the biggest air display in Ireland takes place along the seafront in Bray Co. Wicklow. The show will span two days, kicking off at 15:00 on both days. All aircraft flying on Saturday will also fly on Sunday. In addition, Sunday will feature the Aer Lingus A320, The Blades Aerobatic Team and the Strikemaster Team. Ground events begin from 12:00 with the show starting at 15:00. With the weather looking good for both days, spectators are advised to get there early and use public transport where possible. Additional DART capacity will be put on for the weekend. For further details, see www.brayairdisplay.com

The full display line-up (including Saturday and Sunday)

  • Irish Air Corps including the CASA, Pilatus PC-9M, EC135 Helicopter and AW139
  • Irish Parachute Club parachute demo
  • The Black Knights parachute demo
  • Eddie Goggins – CAP232
  • Irish Historic Flight Foundation – Two Chipmunks and a Stearman
  • Richard Goodwin – Pitts Special
  • The Garda Air Support Unit – EC135
  • P51 Mustang  Miss Helen
  • Royal Air Force – Tucano
  • Search and Rescue display – Sikorsky S92
  • Royal Jordanian Falcons – Extra 300
  • Navette Bretonne – 100% electric aircraft.
  • Ravens Aerobatic team – Vans RV’s
  • Dave Bruton – Sukhoi 31
  • Aer Lingus – Airbus A320
  • The Blades Aerobatic Team – Extra 300
  • Strikemaster Display Team

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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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