FLYING aces are planning to put on a performance that’s not for the faint-hearted at the Wales Airshow next month.
Wing-walkers from the Aerosuperbatics Display Team will be taking centre stage atop stunt bi-planes high above Swansea Bay as part of the biggest free event taking place in Wales this year.
The Wales Airshow’s already confirmed the return of the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF Typhoon display team.
Robert Francis Davies,Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Major Projects, said: “Wing-walking is a daring spectacle and will add to the excitement of a brilliant weekend in store for families in the air and on the ground.
“The Aerosuperbatics team are well-known at displays in places as far flung as China, Australia and the Middle East, so it’s great news that they will be coming to Swansea this year as well.”
The Wales Airshow is a flagship in the city’s event calendar and last year attracted around 250,000 people from all over South Wales and the UK.
Apart from world-class entertainment in the skies, there will be ground events going on as well to keep visitors well entertained.
Cllr Francis-Davies said: “As well as generating a bumper weekend of business for our traders, the Wales Airshow helps raise Swansea’s profile as a city of high quality events.”
As well as the Red Arrows there will also be debuts this year for the Catalina flying boat and Bremont Great War Team display team which will be helping commemorate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF and the end of World War I.
A dynamic timetable of display times for the Airshow will be fed into an Airshow App a few days before the event.
The App, which is now available, will be updated in real time to reflect changes in the event schedule and timings that may be caused by the weather and other factors.
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