Further iconic aircraft confirmed for brand new air show
South Ayrshire Council have confirmed that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will take to the skies above Ayr shoreline with one of the aviation heroes of World War II - the Spitfire.
The much-admired vintage aircraft will be a key attraction at the International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight, which will take place between 8 - 10 September this year.
Festival-goers will be mesmerised by the iconic sounds and shapes of not one, but two spitfire aircraft that helped to shape our heritage.
Both planes have been lovingly cared for and beautifully maintained by the BBMF and will put on a must-see display at the event on Saturday 9 September.
Also set to stir up a storm at the event is the Royal Air Force's operational-proven multi-role fighter, the Typhoon.
Not only capable of flying at supersonic speed and sustaining high 'G' turns in combat, the Typhoon also uses some highly effective systems to ensure that it remains a most potent airborne platform.
What's more, there will be two opportunities to see the Typhoon display in action as the team will perform on both Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September.
South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs, Councillor Alec Clark said: "What a magnificent honour it will be to welcome two World War II heroes of our skies to South Ayrshire. The Spitfire is well-known across generations and the display will be appreciated by both young and old spectators at the new air show.
"The Typhoon will also be a crowd pleaser - what a magnificent show we've got to look forward to!"
South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure, Councillor Brian Connolly, said: "The Spitfires will make a fantastic addition to the aircraft line-up for the event. I'm sure there will be many, many people eager to observe the BBMF carry out impressive displays in this legend of the skies and get the rare opportunity to hear their unique sound.
"It's also brilliant that we can confirm the Typhoon display for both the 8th and 9th of September."
Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Councillor Martin Dowey, said: "It will be a privilege to see the Spitfire fly over our shores at the new air show. The duo will be sure to pull in the crowds this September.
"Securing the Typhoon display is even more great news - it'll be a case of strap yourselves in for those displays!"
We'll make further announcements about more aircraft and displays everyone can expect to see at the event as they are confirmed.
Keep up to date with preparations for The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight at www.ayrshow.co.uk.