Heading down to the Wales Airshow and have some questions? Maybe you live locally and need to know what’s happening? Our FAQ section is here to help.
The Wales Airshow is one of the most scenic Airshows in the UK, and the largest free event in Wales. Over two days every year, spectators view breath-taking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art aircraft, amazing ground displays and much more!
The Wales Airshow always takes to the skies at its home above Swansea Bay. The sweep of Swansea Bay provides a natural amphitheatre for the displays, making it a firm favourite location amongst fans and pilots alike.
The 2023 Wales Airshow takes place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2024.
No tickets are needed – the Wales Airshow is completely free!
If you lose anything during the event, you can either contact us on the Facebook page, or contact the Council’s Special Events team at email@example.com.
Please bear in mind that the council’s Special Events team will be extremely busy over the weekend building, coordinating and de-rigging the event, and will be back in the office on the Tuesday (4th July) following the event.
Yes, there will be a commentary during the air displays and public announcements will also be made throughout the day. A public address system will run from the Civic Centre to the main ground display site and on the promenade as far as Brynmill Lane.
Yes, a full range of food is available in the ground display area around the Cenotaph, near Ground displays and also around the Civic Centre. The food range will include jacket potatoes, curry, burgers, fish and chips and crepes. Ice-cream, doughnuts, sweets stalls will also be open.
Tea, coffee and soft drinks and alcohol will be available for purchase.
There will be two information points, one located on the promenade near the Cenotaph and one at the Civic Centre. The information teams will also have site maps.
Lost children / parents can also report to the information points. If in doubt there will also be stewards on site to help you.
Yes, there are two main First Aid points, manned by St Johns Ambulance personnel. There is one point at the Civic Centre plus one on the promenade near the Cenotaph.
Members of St Johns Ambulance will also be patrolling around the site throughout both days. If in doubt there will also be stewards on site to help you.
The Wales Airshow site opens at 10am and closes at 6pm.
Security staff and South Wales Police will be visible and patrolling both at the event site and in the surrounding area. If you witness something suspicious, report it to security staff or a steward immediately.
You safety and security are our main concern, and it is taken extremely seriously. Swansea Council, and South Wales Police have been planning this event for some time, and if you’re coming to the Wales Airshow we want you to enjoy and have fun, so please read the following information and advice on security at the event.
• Security staff will be visible and on patrol around the site.
• Specialist dogs will also be on patrol.
• A network of CCTV cameras has been installed throughout the event, these will be monitored from our event control room.
• We’ve worked closely with the Police and other emergency services to plan a safe event for everyone.
• There will be police patrols around the event and local area.
• You may see armed police patrolling the area as is now normal practice at events of this size.
• There will be many other security measures that you can’t see.
There will be ample toilets and accessible toilets in the event area near the Cenotaph, the Civic Centre, in the event car parks and along Swansea Prom.
There will be a dedicated water stations where you can refill bottles.
Please dress and plan accordingly for the weather. The past few years have been very hot and sunny, so please pack plenty of water, sunscreen and appropriate clothing. Members of St John’s Ambulance will be on hand to offer advice and help during the hot weather.
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