This year the 2013 Wales National Airshow brings you a spectacular air display featuring the Red Arrows, RedBull Matadors, the Typhoon, Breitling Wingwalkers and many more.
The air show takes place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July from 10.00am – 6.00pm.
There’ll be air displays between 1.00pm and 5.15pm on Saturday and 12 noon – 4.00pm on Sunday.
The Red Arrows are one of the world’s premier aerobatic teams will be at the Wales National Airshow on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2013. They are renowned throughout the world, acting as ambassadors of Great Britain. 2013 will be the 49th display season for the Red Arrows in which they will continue to enthrall, captivate and inspire millions of people both in the UK and around the world with a series of displays and flypasts at a wide variety of events. Find out more.
Did you know?
What the public see is the product of seven months hard work behind the scenes during the winter training season. Training begins at Royal Air Force Scampton as soon as the last display of the year is completed.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be at the Wales National Aishow on both Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July.
Please remember that displays by the RAF BBMF are subject to weather and operational restrictions.
Wildcat is the latest generation of multi role helicopter specifically procured to operate from the Frigates and Destroyers of the Royal Navy.
Designed as the next-generation Lynx – the world’s fastest and most agile helicopter.
The Lynx Wildcat (rather than just plain Wildcat to avoid confusion with the legendary WW2 Naval fighter) might look like its predecessor – and possess many of its outstanding characteristics, but it will be leaps ahead in so many ways. Find out more.
The Red Bull Matadors Team consists of Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones. The team fly two aeroplanes in close formation in an exciting and fast paced display.
The team competed in the formation aerobatic team class of the FAI World Grand Prix in China, Japan, Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates and Switzerland, where they won 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. Find out more.
Hold onto your seats and prepare yourselves for an exciting air spectacle featuring parachutists from The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment’s Parachute display team – “The Tigers”.
Dropping down into Swansea Bay with smoke trailing, flags flying and performing amazing formations both in the air and under the parachute. Find out more.
Did you know?
- It takes four weeks of intense training before all team members are prepared for the display season
- The Tigers were formed over 20 years ago
- The Tigers are one of the top parachute display teams within the United Kingdom and have competed at the World Parachute Championships
Gerald Cooper holds numerous British National Aerobatic titles and is repeatedly ranked in the top ten at World Championships. Since starting competitive flying in 2000, Gerald has won many international medals and is tipped as a strong contender for future world competitions. With a flying style that is both aggressive and highly accurate his aerobatic displays are always distinctive, innovative and hugely popular with his public audiences. Find out more.
The Typhoon display will be at the Wales National Airshow on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July. The Typhoon provides the RAF with a multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from air policing, to peace support, through to high intensity conflict. Find out more.
The Breitling Wingwalkers are the world’s only formation wingwalking team, using beautiful bi-planes. See them perform a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the team’s beautiful Boeing Stearman biplanes. Find out more.
The RAF is bringing an exciting search and rescue demonstration to the Welsh National Airshow on Saturday 13 July 2013.
For the search aspect of its role, the Sea King is fitted with a multi-band homing system, satellite navigation systems, a search radar, a comprehensive avionics suite and a large selection of radios. For rescues, the aircraft is equipped with a hydraulic rescue hoists and electrical connections suitable for powering medical equipment. Find out more.
Did you know?
- The Search and Rescue Sea Kings are fitted with a video / infrared detection pod to help search for casualties
- All crews are trained to operate using night-vision goggles over unfamiliar terrain
This Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July the Tucano is flying into Swansea Bay with a desert camouflage design mirroring second world war Spitfire aircraft operated by 72 Squadron in 1943.
The Tucano is used to develop students in a full range of skills, including general aircraft handling, formation flying and low-level navigation. The Tucano provides basic fastjet flying training to RAF and RN student pilots, who fly around 130 hours on the Tucano before progressing to the Hawk T1 aircraft at RAF Valley. Find out more.
Did you know?
- The Tucano has a maximum speed of 300kts (345mph) and can maintain 270kts (310mph) at low level
- It can operate at up to 30,000 feet
- The aircraft has an initial climb rate of 4000 feet per minute.
Red Star Rebels
The Red Star Rebels are made up of ex RAF pilots – Mark Southern, former RAF Tornado pilot and Chris Heames, former RAF Lightning, Phantom and Tornado pilot. Their exciting display consists of a short beach front attack followed by a victorious celebratory formation display.
The team fly the Aero Vodochody L29 Delfin jet; NATO code name MAYA – a jet that has rarely been seen in Wales and no team have ever operated in the UK. They will be flying on both days of the Wales National Air Show.
Please note: All air assets are available subject to service requirements and all air displays are subject to suitable weather and air conditions.
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