With a double dose of the Red Arrows, the sky may be the limit for this year’s Air Waves Portrush event on September 3rd and 4th, as the Causeway Coast and Glens prepares to front its best airshow weekend yet.
Causeway Coast and Glen Borough Council, organisers of the biggest free airshow on the island of Ireland have also pulled out all the stops to deliver a packed programme of aerial entertainment, as well as a host of land and water based activities and events.
Visitors can expect to fly back in time with the sights and sounds of the Battle of Britain Memorial trio of Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane. Also hotly anticipated are the jaw-dropping manoeuvres from the Typhoon Jet and the much-loved Red Arrows flaunting their spellbinding aerobatic displays on both days of the show. As an added attraction, there will be a stunning new one-off pyrotechnic aerial show in Portstewart on the Saturday evening.
Meanwhile on the ground, a wide and wonderful host of activities will expand the entertainment offering to make this year’s event the best yet.
Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens, Alderman Maura Hickey said; “The Air Waves Portrush is one of the most anticipated diary dates and I have no doubt that visitors of all ages will leave in awe of this year’s programme, both in the air and at our designated event sites all along the Portrush shoreline.
“I’m delighted to be able to reveal that Air Waves Portrush has extended its programme to include a spectacular show at dusk on Saturday 3rd at Portstewart from The Aerosparx display team. This promises to light up the sky with a kaleidoscope of colour through pyrotechnics and smooth aerial manoeuvres followed by a fireworks display. On the ground, there will be live music and street entertainment to guarantee a true festival atmosphere.
“Although our air show programme is now one of the best in the UK and Ireland, this is certainly not just for the plane buffs. Our on-the-ground activity will perfectly combine the aviation theme with music, food and family fun, definitely something for everyone.
“On a more serious note, we have also recognised that Air Waves Portrush has an important role to play in capturing the imagination of the younger generation, inspiring them towards science, technology or engineering careers in the armed forces or in the aerospace industry, with which Northern Ireland has such a long heritage.”
For full line-up and more information visit www.AirWavesPortrush.co.uk