The free Wales Airshow will be returning to Swansea Bay on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1 2018. Breathtaking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art military aircraft and vintage planes from the past thrilled over 250,000 visitors in Swansea Bay last summer.
Last year smashed our attendance record, the weather was perfect and we feel it was the best ever! We’re looking to make 2018 even bigger with even more exciting air display teams and entertainment.
Announced for the line-up so far…
- RAF Typhoon Eurofighter sponsored by Virgin Atlantic
- RAF Red Arrows
- Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
- Catalina Flying Boat
- The Aerosuperbatics Wing Walkers
- Raf Chinook
- Lauren Wilson – Pitts Special
- Team Raven
- RAF Tutor
- The Gyro Air Display Team
- RNHF Sea Fury
- Falcons Parachute Display Team
- Tigers Parachute Display Team
- Richard Goodwin – Aerobatic Sporting Biplane
- The Bremont Great War Team
**For the display timetable download the Wales Airshow APP. The times will be fed into the APP on June 27th at 10am.**
Record crowds came to Swansea over the weekend of 1 & 2 July 2017 for the Wales Airshow, enjoying an amazing family weekend. Despite rain on Friday, the good weather arrived just in time for the weekend, with the sun shining on Saturday morning. With the Airshow growing in popularity every year, large crowds gathered at Swansea Bay ready for the day ahead, enjoying the great ground displays or simply enjoying the sun on the beach.
Swansea’s own aerial daredevils Team Raven kicked things off on Saturday in spectacular style, wowing the crowds and warming them up for the great weekend ahead. A packed day of action saw other great acts both new and old including the Autogyro, Pitts Special, Bristol Blenheim, RAF Tutor, Strikemaster and more. There was even time for the Tiger Freefall Display Team to drop in, The RAF Typhoon to bring the noise, and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to display the iconic Spitfire and Hurricane. And of course, who could forget the RAF Red Arrows.
Sunday saw even better weather, and with a stacked card including the mighty Chinook, the crowds enjoyed an even better day of Airshow than before. With even less cloud, the Red Arrows were able to perform their full high cloud display, providing an incredible sight over Swansea Bay, and some great photo opportunities.
And in the end, records crowds enjoyed the displays, with 250,000 attending over the weekend for the 2017 Wales Airshow! A big thank you and congratulations to everyone who came – you’re record breakers!
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