The 2017 Wales Airshow saw another incredible weekend of aerial aerobatics, and also saw another record broken!
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!
We’ll be back for 2018, where we’ll be bringing you another stacked weekend of aerial action over Swansea Bay, and hoping to break the record again! Until then, you can stay up to date with all the latest Wales Airshow information by following us on social media or signing up to our mailing list.
See you in 2018!
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