Eyes on the Skies – Bray Air Display announces thrilling line-up for 2022 show
- 30 days to #BrayAirDisplay Sunday 24th July 2022
- Celebrating Irish Air Corps centenary
- World-famous Red Arrows
- All motorists are advised that they must pre-book their car park space
Bray Air Display is back! Organisers of the 15th annual Bray Air Display* have announced a line-up of more than 30 aircraft that will bring incredible, show-stopping scenes to the skies over Bray this Sunday July 24th. Some of the best display teams and individual acts from around the world will showcase their aerobatic skills and perform to thousands of spectators at the free weekend of turbo-charged family entertainment.
This year’s event will celebrate 100 years of the Irish Air Corps which will be marked by a unique formation flight of Aer Lingus and the Irish Air Corps. The display will also welcome the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to Irish skies; seeing the iconic Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane flying in formation will be special. Bray Air Display favourites, the Royal Jordanian Falcons aerobatic team return all the way from the West Asian Kingdom. The world-famous Red Arrows will return to Bray to close the show with a dramatic finale.
Sé Pardy, Director, Bray Air Display, said, “This year’s event is going to be very special after the forced break of the past two years. We have an astonishing line-up that will not disappoint. It’s going to be spectacular.”
General Officer Commanding Air Corps, Brigadier General Rory O’Connor stated, “The Irish Air Corps has always enjoyed displaying for the public at the Bray Air Display, however, this year will be extra special as we celebrate our centenary. We are announcing the return of the Silver Swallows (our PC9M Display team) and several other exciting Air Corps displays. We are also excited to welcome the RAFs Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to Irish skies. Seeing the iconic and historic Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane fly in formation will be very special and unique. The fact that the Irish Air Corps flew both Hurricanes and Spitfires in the past is a fitting tribute to all those who served in the Air Corps throughout the last century.”
Other acts will include:
- The Irish Parachute Club and the Black Knights freefalling onto Bray beach
- Eddie Goggins, aka The Flying Dentist’s jaw-dropping performance
- Old world glamour from the Irish Historic Flight Foundation Chipmunk and Stearman aircraft
- The Garda Air Support Unit will once again make a flying visit. They provide invaluable air support for Garda ground operations
- Ireland’s newest regional airline Emerald Airlines will take to the skies over Bray
- Vintage aviation-style from P51 Contrary Mary and the Catalina Flying Boat
- Search and Rescue display, honouring the selfless men and women who play such a key role in safeguarding Irish lives
- The show-stopping Aer Lingus Airbus A320
- Sweden’s Saab 37 Viggen or ‘thunderbolt’
Read more here.
On the ground activity will kick off on Saturday, July 23rd 2022 with some aircraft activity throughout the day ahead of the main #BrayAirDisplay on Sunday, July 24th 2022.
Bray Air Display organisers are working in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, Wicklow County Council and respective agencies to implement a comprehensive traffic management plan for the duration of the event. Spectators are encouraged to plan their visit in advance, take public transport and arrive early.
All motorists are advised that they must pre-book their car park space online in one of the official event car parks prior to attending the airshow. For more information and to book a car space click here.
Bray Air Display Flight deck, a VIP hospitality experience offers delicious food, drink and stunning panoramic views of the Bray Air Display from the Grandstand. Last chance to book at brayairdisplay.com/hospitality/.
*Subject to licence
Aircraft line-up, air display, all ground events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependent on weather.