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08b. Bray Air Display Show 2018

off the coast of County Wicklow

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This spectacular air display took place over the sea at Bray, Sunday 29th July, 2018.

The beach was packed with an enthusiastic audience of spectators.

Everybody gets a good view as the aircraft performed at a relatively close, but, at a safe distance.

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The crowds gradually building up.

 

The weather did cause some delay in proceedings, but all were patient and relaxed!

 

The Irish Coast Guard helicopter, a Sikorsky S-92A, registration EI-ICD, was one of the first aircraft to appear.

 

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Quite a spray effect as the helicopter hovered over the sea.

 

 

Demonstration of lowering a man down to effect a rescue.

 

The Irish Coast Guard were patrolling the sea just offshore from the onlookers.

 

LÉ Róisín (P51) is the lead ship of her class of offshore patrol vessel in the Irish Naval Service. The ship's primary mission is fisheries protectionsearch and rescue, and maritime protection operations, including vessel boardings.

 

Aer Lingus AIRBUS A321-200/211 ?, registration EI-CPG

 

 

 

 

 

Ex Irish Air Corps Chipmunk training aircraft, part of Irish Historic Flight, aircraft 170 dating from 1952 and originally with the RAF until 1975.

The de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk

 

 

169 and 170

 

Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter plane, this Me 109 built in the 1950s

 

The Me 109 and the  P-51 Mustang

 

A seagull joins the Me 109 and the  P-51 Mustang!

 

SAAB 37 Viggen jet fighter aircraft, very loud!

 

The very photogenic and spectacular RAF Red Arrows display team, no further words are required except phew!

 

But extra oohs and aahs are allowed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

High speed pass at close range!

 

 

 

 

Camera at the ready!

 

A striking contrast between the Red Arrows and Bray Head

 

 

 

 

 

Edge 360 G-IIFM a 1994 Zivko Aeronautics aerobatic aircraft (Swiftair motif on the wings)

 

 

 

 

Flying sideways - easy peasy lemon squeasy!, but this pilot ain't no lemmon!

 

 

 

 

 

Weather getting darker!

 

BUT, nobody is going home yet!

 

Vans RV-7 aerobatic aircraft EI-HUM (The 'Flying Cow', you can tell from the black and white markings!)

 

 

???? who are these two jets?

 

 

 

 

The two seater biplane  No. 27 EI-HFD coming in, part of Irish Historic Flight. EI-HFD is a Boeing Stearman E75 (A75N1). It was build in the U.S.A. on 1st May 1943 and was powered by a Lycoming R680-17-B4E radial engine. It was used by the United States Navy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Muscle Biplane Pitts S2S G-EWIZ coming in '300 hp' spectacular fashion! ('anana ' motif)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Lingus Douglas DC-3   (markings: ACO and ZS-NTE) in 1956 livery

 

 

 

P51 in bright sunlight as the weather improved in the late afternoon

 

 

 

 

helicopter EI-LOW accompanies the DC3

 

The Royal Jordanian Falcons air display team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In comes the Catalina Flying Boat PBY-5A, 433915 (G-PBYA registration markings), celebrating 75th birthday this year

 

 

 

 

Some welcome blue sky for the Catalina flying boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARDA Irish police helicopter 272, a Eurocopter EC135 Helicopter

 

 

Irish Defence Forces helicopters: Irish Air Corps Eurocopter EC-135P-2 Light Utility Helicopters No.  271

 and Agusta Westland AW139 (Agustawestland), Irish Air Corps helicopter 279, a 15-seat medium-sized twin-engined helicopter developed and produced principally by AgustaWestland.

 

 

The Irish Air Corps helicopters have been carrying 'banquets' of water to help with fighting fires

 

Irish Air Corps CASA CN-235-100M 252 and 253 for maritime patrol aircraft

 

 

Irish Air Corps Pilatus PC-9M aircraft 260, 261, 262, 267, still in service, and flying in to start their routine

 

 

 

 

AND !!! all the fun of the fair on Bray seafront

 

 

 


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