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World-class aerobatics will be highlight of 2017 Scottish International Airshow

 04 April 2017  |  


The Scottish International Airshow is back for 2017

The Scottish International Airshow is back for 2017

The Scottish International Airshow will take place again in Ayr on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September

The Ayrshire coast will see some of the best and most famous aircraft display over two days with the world-famous Red Arrows appearing on Sunday 3rd September.

Danny Anderson, Director of the Airshow said: "The Red Arrows are in demand across the world. Their skill and thrilling aerobatic displays are recognised as some of the very best in the world. We are delighted that they will be coming to the Scottish International Airshow on the Sunday afternoon. In addition, the awesome Typhoon fighter will fly on both Saturday and Sunday.

"Our Airshow is the biggest family event in Scotland and we are delighted that our backers in South Ayrshire Council, Spirit Aerosystems, Launch Digital and UTC Aerosystems have given us the ability bring world class aerobatic teams to Scotland. Our great partners at Glasgow Prestwick Airport will again host these world famous aircraft and their skilled ground staff and Air Traffic Controllers will be vital to the smooth running of this highly complex event.

"The RAF will also be bringing the historic Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane to display right off Ayr beach. In addition we will be announcing many more exciting displays and they will all be listed on the Scottish International Airshow website." 

Jill Cronin, South Ayrshire Council's Head of Enterprise, Development and Leisure, said: "We're very proud to continue our support as the main sponsor and funding partner for the Scottish International Airshow, which has grown from strength to strength over the last three years.

"It's now a real fixture on the events calendar and brings people to South Ayrshire from far and wide, which has helped enhance our reputation as a 'go to' tourist and visitor destination.

"Confirmation that the Red Arrows, the Typhoon and the Battle of Britain aircraft will be taking part is sure to get the excitement building, so make sure you get the dates in your diaries now and be part of this fun and thrilling event!"

Ron Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Glasgow Prestwick Airport said: "Glasgow Prestwick Airport is committed to rebuilding our business to a position of profitability and long term sustainability to ensure that we continue to make a positive contribution to the Ayrshire economy.  

"As part of this, we are pleased to be entering in to a commercial relationship with the Scottish International Airshow. This enables us to cover our costs and to provide our ongoing support for this excellent event for the local area.

"We are looking forward to seeing what other wonderful aircraft that the team manage to secure for what is always a spectacular weekend."

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