FAQs

Below is a list of frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.

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The #BrayAirDisplay* is back this summer with 2-days of action & entertainment with the weekend kicking off Saturday, July 23 with ground entertainment followed by the airshow on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Update as of June 7th 2022: There is an official practice day on Saturday, July 23rd 2022 ahead of the main #BrayAirDisplay on Sunday, July 24th 2022 with some aircraft activity throughout the day and where possible we will share this information in advance via our social media but this is not guaranteed.

Description Sat 23rd Sun 24th
Approximate Air Display Start / Finish times – subject to change on the day Official practice day with some aircraft activity throughout the day 2 pm to 5-6 pm

*Subject to licence; aircraft line-up, air display ground events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependent on weather. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for all the very latest event updates.

Organisers are advising spectators to arrive early for a stress-free journey to Bray.

Yes, it is a free family-friendly air display.

Please note: All Funfair attractions, Food & Craft products and the Helicopter Pleasure Flights are all individually priced with more information available here.

There are also hospitality packages available for the airshow on Sunday, July 24th please click here to book.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: NEW PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE BRAY AIR DISPLAY 2022. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR CAR PARK SPACE IN ONE OF THE OFFICIAL EVENT CAR PARKS ONLINE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE AIRSHOW.  

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Yes, there is hospitality packages available. Please click here for more information.

The air display schedule or timings are not released in advance as they are subject to change. Please see our ‘In the Air‘ & ‘On the Ground‘ sections on this website for our full lineup and event activities.

There are a number of reasons an aircraft may have to cancel its appearance at the Bray Air Display which is outside the control of the Event Organiser.

Please see our ‘In the Air‘ & ‘On the Ground‘ sections on this website for our current lineup and event activities.

Aircraft line-up, all ground events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependent on weather.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for all the very latest event updates.

Yes, there is an official souvenir brochure and it will be on sale on the ground throughout the weekend or via our online store here.

Our 2022 official merchandise can be delivered anywhere in the Republic of Ireland or you can just click & collect it at the air festival on July 23rd or 24th 2022. Shop now here.

UPDATE as of June 7th 2022:

Yes, there is an official practice day on Saturday, July 23rd 2022 ahead of the main #BrayAirDisplay on Sunday, July 24th 2022 with some aircraft activity throughout the day and where possible we will share this information in advance via our social media) but this is not guaranteed.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for all the very latest event updates.

If you have an air-band radio you can hear the pilots & ATC on 119.60 MHz.

There are a number of other activities taking place over the #BrayAirDisplay weekend and they are as follows:

  • Bray Seafront Fun Fair
  • Food & Craft Village
  • Helicopter Pleasure Flights

Please see our ‘Ground Entertainment‘ section for more information.

There are lots of incredible experiences, and fabulous places to stay, eat, drink, relax and shop in so why not explore Bray early over the Bray Air Display weekend. Plan your visit via bray.ie.

Yes, there is a dedicated page for local residents regarding road closures and traffic restrictions for the event.

We wanted to make sure our local residents have as much information as possible about the forthcoming #BrayAirDisplay.

Click here to access the dedicated page which has a number of points we hope you will find useful.

Visitors are encouraged where possible to use available public transport services.

Plan your journey on www.transportforireland.ie.

Bray has a substantial public transport network, both north from Dublin and south from County Wicklow and County Wexford. See ‘Getting Here‘ section for more information.

Yes, there will be. Please see our Traffic Management Plan page for details.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK ILLEGALLY – IN LOCAL ESTATES OR OUTSIDE LOCAL RESIDENCES. PARKING ENFORCEMENT RULES WILL BE IN OPERATION AND YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE CLAMPED OR TOWED.

YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE YOUR CAR PARKED OVERNIGHT. CARS WILL BE TOWED.

Yes, there is parking available at designated car parks.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

NEW PARKING ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE BRAY AIR DISPLAY 2022. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR CAR PARK SPACE IN ONE OF THE OFFICIAL EVENT CAR PARKS ONLINE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE AIRSHOW.

 

Coach parking is at South Event Car Park. Coach driver  / rep will be given directions to a drop off point for the coach party on arrival.

 

Please familiarise yourself with these changes + book here

 

Please ensure you have your QR ticket code on your smartphone as this is a requirement for check-in at both our official car parks and Flight Deck – Our VIP Experience. This procedure helps us on our paperless journey.

The Bray Air Display official car parking terms and conditions are:

Legal Contract

You are entering into a contract with Bray Air Display for a parking period confirmed in the online car park pre-booking process. The date of the contract is the date and time of confirmation of the booking as contained in the Order Confirmation Email sent to the email address provided by you when making the pre-booking and confirmed by you during the online pre-booking process on the 3rd party website.

Parties and nature of these Terms and Condition

1.1. The term “Parking Period” means the period of car parking described in the online pre-booking service.

1.2. The term “Order Confirmation Email” means the email sent to you by Bray Air Display confirming all details of the pre-booking once payment for the pre-booking has been received in full by Bray Air Display.

1.3. The term “Car Parking Areas” means the specific areas at Bray Air Display as may be designated from time to time for car parking by Bray Air Display.

1.4. The term “Ticket Code” means the unique number assigned to your car park pre-booking and contained in the Order Confirmation Email sent to you by Bray Air Display. This number should be retained safely as it will be necessary for any further communication with Bray Air Display regarding the pre-booking.

1.5. These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all pre-bookings for car parking Bray Air Display made electronically through the Ticket Tailor (3rd Party) or Bray Air Display websites.

1.6. No employee or agent of Bray Air Display has the authority to vary any of these Terms and Conditions.

1.7. Each confirmed pre-booking as detailed in the Order Confirmation Email shall constitute a contract between you and Bray Air Display. This contract will be at all times governed by the laws of the Republic of Ireland and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State.

2. Car Park pre-booking and payment

2.1. A car park pre-booking is deemed to have been placed when made electronically through either the 3rd Party or Bray Air Display website. Payment for the pre-booking must be made online at the time of pre-booking when prompted to do so using a valid Visa, Mastercard, or American Express credit card. Bray Air Display reserves the right not to fulfill your booking if;

The payment card is declined for whatever reason

It is established that the payment card has been used fraudulently or without the cardholder’s permission

You are under the age of 18.

It will be necessary for your personal data to be disclosed to the relevant card issuer for the purpose of processing and confirming your payment. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties other than the relevant financial institution for the chosen payment method.

Please note that this list of accepted payment cards is complete at the date of posting of these Terms and Conditions but may be changed at any time at the absolute discretion of Bray Air Display.

2.2. If your card payment is rejected then your pre-booking will not be fulfilled or validated until Bray Air Display has received cleared funds.

2.3. Bray Air Display reserves the right not to accept a pre-booking if it is incomplete in any way.

3. Car Park pre-booking

3.1. Provided you satisfactorily complete the pre-booking and payment procedures and parking capacity is available for the dates and car park specified you will receive a Order Confirmation E-mail confirming your car park pre-booking.

3.2. Your pre-booking is non-transferable either from you to another party or between different car parks.

3.3. Pre-bookings will be deemed to have been accepted by you upon receipt by you of your Order Confirmation Email.

3.4. The pre-booking details and Order Confirmation Email is only valid for;

• The dates and time shown

• At the Euro price shown

• For car parking at the specified car park at Bray Air Display during the stated Parking Period, subject to these Terms and Conditions.

3.5. The tariff charge applied is that at the time of pre-booking.

3.6. Use of the car parks at Bray Air Display is at all times subject to the terms and conditions of use which are posted at the entrance to each car park and reproduced here for ease of reference:

Parking conditions of use and disclaimer

• Vehicles are left in this car park at any time at the owner’s sole risk in all respects

• Bray Air Display its servants and agents accept no liability for any accident, loss or damage to persons, vehicles, accessories or contents however caused

• A call out charge will apply for any vehicles left in the Car Parking Areas after the stated car parking area closing times

• Vehicles not claimed within 24 hours will be removed and stored, towing charges and daily charges will apply for all unclaimed vehicles.

These conditions of use (as amended from time To Time) Are Deemed Incorporated Into These Terms

4. Cancellations or amendments to pre-bookings for Car Parking

4.1. Cancellations will only be made to the credit or debit card used to make the online pre-booking and then only on condition upon receipt of an email to : info@brayairdisplay.com with the following details:

-Booking reference number

-Car park name

-Daytime telephone number

4.2. The following cancelation charges apply

  • 4-5 weeks notice full refund
  • 0-4 weeks notice no refund
  • Failure to attend no refund

4.3. If Bray Air Display cancels your pre-booking for a reason within its direct control and not due to a force majeure event (see Section 5) then Bray Air Display will refund the amount it has received in connection with your pre-booking to you on the card used for the pre-booking.

 

5. Force majeure

Bray Air Display shall not be liable for any cancellation, curtailment or otherwise caused by reason of war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions or technical problems. Furthermore Bray Air Display cannot accept responsibility where the performance or prompt performance of this contract with you is prevented or affected as a result of such circumstances beyond Bray Air Display or your control.

6. Bray Air Display liability

6.1 Bray Air Display can vary or withdraw any offers without notice.

7. Long Term Car Parks shuttle bus service

7.1. Bray Air Display provides a shuttle bus service between the South Car Parking Areas to the Bray Air Display Event Site on Meath Road during car park operational hours.

7.2. You are advised that it is your responsibility to allow an adequate amount of time to transfer between your car park the Bray Air Display Event Site using the shuttle bus service.

7.3. Bray Air Display does not accept responsibility if you miss any part of the event because of the shuttle bus service is delayed e.g. due to exceptional traffic or weather conditions.

7.4. All Car Park shuttle busses meet or exceed the requirements of the Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 1963 (as amended) (the “CE&U Regulations”).

8. Bray Air Display right to cancel or provide alternative Car Parking areas

8.1. Bray Air Display reserves the right if prevented from supplying the car parking for any reason to cancel the contract or provide an equivalent alternative car parking area. In the event of such circumstances Bray Air Display will use its best endeavours to provide as much notice to the customer as possible and in the event of cancellation of the contract by Bray Air Display becoming necessary, Bray Air Display will refund the payment received for the pre-booking but will not be responsible for any other costs, which you may incur as a result.

9. Severability

9.1. If any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall be declared invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part by any competent court or other authority whose decisions shall have the force of law binding on the parties, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

10. Privacy policy

10.1. Bray Air Display shall process personal details it may obtain from you in connection with your car parking booking in accordance with its Privacy Policy

11. Entire agreement

11.1. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Bray Air Display with respect to the provision of the relevant services. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of these Terms and Conditions please seek independent advice or contact Bray Air Display for clarification before making a pre-booking.

12. Disclaimer

12.1. To the fullest extent permitted at law, Bray Air Display expressly disclaims all and makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this website or the information, content, materials or products included in this website including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

12.2. Bray Air Display does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current e.g. tariff and car park availability information is subject to change without notice.

Except as specifically stated on this website, neither Bray Air Display nor any of its affiliates, or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the information, content, materials or products included on this website.

Coach parking is at South Event Car Park. Coach driver  / rep will be given directions to a drop off point for the coach party on arrival. Read more + book here.

We want to ensure our disabled and special needs access visitors have a fantastic time at the event. Click here to read our dedicated accessibility page or scroll further down this page and you will find our ‘Accessibility at the #BrayAirDisplay‘ FAQ section which you may find helpful.

Yes, you can dine alfresco at our Food Village, treat yourself and the family to a meal at one of the many restaurants throughout the town or simply bring your own picnic.

Unfortunately, BBQ’s are strictly prohibited and can not be used at the Bray Air Display. If you breach this rule you may be asked to leave the event.
Due to safety concerns for all spectators, personal tents or awnings are not allowed throughout the event site. Personal hand-held or beach umbrellas are allowed.
Spectators can bring their own seating, blanket or cushion.

There are also lots of fabulous places to stayeatdrink, relax and shop in Bray. See the award-winning Bray.ie website for more information.

Unfortunately, there are no campsites in Bray. Please note: Sleeping is not permitted in any vehicles in the car parks. We do not permit camping, camper vans or caravans on site.

Please see www.camping-ireland.ie for the nearest parks in the county.

Yes there are First aid facilities at the Bray Air Display and are manned by trained Order of Malta personnel.

There are a number public toilets along the seafront with additional temporary toilet facilities being provided over the weekend around the bandstand area.
There are 2 ATM’s located close to or on Bray Seafront.
  1. Irish Rail Train Station
  2. Star Leisure Strand Road

There also a number of machines in Bray Town Centre. Click here for location details.

Spectator boats are welcome at the Bray Air Display but there will be marker buoys highlighting a “no boat zone”. Vessels should not approach or enter this area as this is the event display line.
Our advice is to come prepared with enough anchor chain as our flight display line may change.
Safety is paramount so please follow their instructions when asked to do so.
The use of remote control devices and unmanned aircraft systems including drones are NOT permitted at the Bray Air Display.

There is a Temporary Restricted Airspace notice in place to protect Bray Air Display participants and spectators, as well as traffic in and out of Dublin, Weston and Baldonnel Aerodrome/airports, for the duration of the event (Saturday 23rd  & Sunday 24th July 2022 inclusive). Only approved aircraft will be permitted to operate within the TRA for the duration of the event.

Read more about the Air Navigation Restriction in the vicinity of Bray, Co. Wicklow here.

Some of the vintage aircraft taking part are less noisy than the high-speed jets. Our advice is to come prepared as unfortunately, the roar of the jets is unavoidable, it is part and parcel of the Bray Air Display.

Some children wear ear protection, some do not. It is completely up to you.

Please note: The roar of the jets along with large crowds may make some spectators, who are sensitive to noise distressed and perhaps increase their fears. Parental guidance is always advised. 

Our sustainability journey so far…

  1. We encourage spectators to utilise the vast public transport infrastructure options.
  2. If spectators are travelling by car we encourage them to car share where possible. This will help save money by sharing the costs, reduce the amount of traffic on the roads and help the environment.
  3. Our digital payment solution for pre-booking a car park space and Flight Deck – Our VIP experience is quick, efficient, effortless and eliminates the need for physical cash transactions.
  4. Our QR code check-in procedure for our official car parks and Flight Deck – Our VIP experience helps us on our paperless journey not to mention helping reduce the festival-goers ecological footprint as the physical paper billing and ticketing is replaced with electronic communications.
  5. We encourage spectators to bring reusable bottles and utilise our ‘Refill taps’ on site.
  6. We encourage spectators, festival participants, acts and all service providers to follow Leave no trace principles. We will use our social media networks to promote these principles to help create better awareness and improve behaviour.

If you have any pets sensitive to loud noise then please think twice before bringing them to the event.

Some of the vintage aircraft taking part are less noisy than the high speed aircraft but the roar of the jets is unavoidable, it is part and parcel of the Bray Air Display. This may make your pet distressed and perhaps increase their fears so it maybe best to leave them at home.

Guide dogs are very welcome at #BrayAirDisplay but please take note of the above.

For more information please see: www.ispca.ie.

A local carer will have access to clients in the restriction zone. Please bring proof of identity and carer employee ID.

Please note: There will be no parking permitted or no vehicle access to Strand Road throughout the weekend. Times are highlighted here
Artisan Events are managing the Food, Craft & Brand Village at the Bray Air Display so if you have any questions please see artisanevents.ie or complete the online application forms here.
Media credentials will only be extended to media on assignment. Media Credentials requests must be submitted in advance of #BrayAirDisplay dates. Please visit our ‘Media Centre‘ for more information.
Yes, there are sponsorship opportunities at the festival. Please email us at info@brayairdisplay.com for more information.

Accessibility at the #BrayAirDisplay

We want to ensure our disabled and special needs access visitors have a fantastic time at the event. Please find below our FAQ section which you may find helpful.

Some of the vintage aircraft taking part are less noisy than the high-speed jets. Our advice is to come prepared as unfortunately, the roar of the jets is unavoidable, it is part and parcel of the Bray Air Display. Some children wear ear protection, some do not. It is completely up to you.

Please note: The roar of the jets along with large crowds may make some spectators, who are sensitive to noise distressed and perhaps increase their fears. Parental guidance is always advised. 

Yes, there is parking for disabled persons at all #BrayAirDisplay car parks.

Please note that the standard fee for parking applies to disabled parking and the Blue Badge scheme / European Parking Card does not apply.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR CAR PARK SPACE IN ONE OF THE OFFICIAL EVENT CAR PARKS ONLINE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE AIRSHOW.

South Event Car Park Location is the IDA Business Park, Bray.

A complimentary shuttle bus will service South Event Car Park ONLY will start at 10 am. Drop-off / Pick up point is close to the event site. Last pick-up from event site is 7:30pm sharp.

The shuttle bus operator will provide safe, accessible and friendly access to all its passengers, regardless of their mobility difficulties, age or disabilities. 

North Event Car Park Location: Coláiste Ráithín and at the Old Golf Club Lands (Ravenswell Road), Bray, Co. Wicklow. 

Spectators will have direct access to the event from these car parks via Bray Harbour. The event site is along Bray Seafront which is only a short distance away.

We would also advise people travelling by car to arrive early and expect delays before and after the event.

Plan your journey here.

Yes, there is a drop-off point for disabled persons at the #BrayAirDisplay. This is located on Adelaide Road, Bray. You must have a valid European Parking Card prominently displayed in a visible position to access this road and drop off.

Update June 23rd 2022 – Unfortunately there are no more spaces available in Raheen car park! 

Yes, a number of limited spaces will be available in Raheen car park  for a person who is unable to leave their car due to disability, which needs to be reserved by emailing info@brayairdisplay.com by Monday, June 30th, 2022. You must have a valid European Parking Card.

Yes, the #BrayAirDisplay takes place on a 1km long relatively flat outdoor event site which is wheelchair accessible with all the action taking place at 500ft giving everyone an excellent vantage point. A selection of the funfair rides are also accessible where funfair staff will be on hand to assist.

Please note: There are areas on the shoreline that are not wheelchair accessible.

Yes, Flight Deck – Our hospitality area is wheelchair accessible. Click here for information and to purchase a ticket.

Yes, specific unisex wheelchair accessible toilets will be available.

Yes, guide dogs are very welcome at #BrayAirDisplay.

As you are aware pets are sensitive to loud noise. Please note: the high speed jets performing at the Bray Air Display make a considerable amount of noise.

For more information please see: www.ispca.ie.

We have two fixed medical posts on site. If you need privacy to use insulin please call into our medical team where privacy will be provided.

Should you have any queries regarding any aspect of the #BrayAirDisplay event please do not hesitate to contact us via our Contact Us page here.

Thank you.

#BrayAirDisplay Team.