Air Show in Punchestown this June

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Irish aviation is 100 years old this year and to celebrate there’s an airshow on in punchestown being held on bank holiday weekend 6th / 7th of June… headlined by the Red Arrows

Airshows are things i always seem to miss or don’t hear about until they’ve taken place…. so this year i made a point of keeping an eye out for Irish airshows and stumbled upon this one. I got my ticket for Monday, June 7th as soon as they were released :mrgreen:

There’ll be indoor exhibitions and ground display areas too so it’ll make for an interesting day and at the very least will provide some excellent photo opportunities 🙂

Red Arrows
Creative Commons License photo credit: Jarod Carruthers

The highlight of the show will of course be seeing the Red Arrows team in action. A few weeks ago, two Red Arrows planes collided in a training exercise forcing one pilot to eject and sending a £5m unmanned jet plummeting to it’s final resting place. They’re exceptional pilots though and crashes are rare… When you take a look at the stuff they do on a routine basis, it’s easy to see why there is absolutely zero margin for error…

Here’s a provisional schedule for June 7th (which is the only day the Red Arrows will be flying);

  • Skydive Ireland parachute drop
  • Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team air display
  • Eddie Goggins air display
  • Breitling Wingwalkers air display
  • Team Viper air display
  • Twister Duo air display
  • Hurricane air display
  • Vampire air display
  • Yakovlevs air display
  • Vans RV-7 air display
  • Red Arrows (RAF) air display

Tickets are available through and are €25 pp or €60 for a group of up to 4 adults… They’re normally €80 for a group of 4, but use the code ‘Irish Times 1’ to knock 25% off.

Grey Nurse
Creative Commons License photo credit: glenn5108

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