Red Arrows jet back in 
for north coast air show

The Red Arrows performing at last  year's Air Waves Portrush.


Picture: Kevin Scott / Presseye
The Red Arrows performing at last year's Air Waves Portrush. Picture: Kevin Scott / Presseye

One of the north coast’s most eagerly awaited outdoor events is clear for take-off as the Air Waves Portrush International Airshow returns for two days on September 3 and 4.

Now firmly established as the biggest free event of its kind in Northern Ireland, the line-up for 2016 boasts the famous RAF Red Arrows on both days, as well as other major attractions on land and in the air.

The RAF’s stunning Typhoon jet will also be there, along with the Battle of Britain Memorial flight of the Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire trio.

As an added attraction this year, there will be a new one-off pyrotechnic aerial show in Portstewart on the Saturday evening.

Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens, Alderman Maura Hickey, said: “The Air Waves Portrush Airshow is set to exceed what visitors have ever experienced in previous years.

“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.”

Ald Hickey added: “I’m delighted to be able to reveal that Air Waves Portrush has extended its programme this year 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.”

For full details and information on accommodation visit www.airwavesportrush.co.uk