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The Starlings Aerobatic Display Team to take flight at new air show

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South Ayrshire Council have announced yet another exciting aerial display for the upcoming International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight. 

The Starlings Aerobatic Display Team, which formed in 2021, will bring a dynamic, two aircraft aerobatic display to the festival. 

The team will dazzle the crowd with formation rolls, loops and stall turns. 

Piloted by previous National Aerobatic champions, Tom Cassells and Michael Pickin, the team fly two types of aircraft; the Extra NG and the classic, world championship winning, Cap 232.  

Using the latest design technology, these aircraft are capable of unlimited aerobatics which give both pilots a perfect platform to showcase their combined 50 years' experience over the sea at Ayr shore front this September.  

CEO of theSKYLAB, Dr Geoff Coxon, said: "When creating our flying display programme, we wanted something that would complement the mighty Typhoon jet fighter and the iconic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The Starlings display team do that perfectly and will amaze the crowd with their world class aerobatics delivering a jaw dropping display, giving the impression that they are breaking the laws of physics!" 

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Culture and Rural Affairs, Councillor Alec Clark said: "The Starlings Aerobatic display team will be a sight to behold at The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight. This display will undoubtably be one of the most thrilling of the festival and will leave the crowd wanting more!" 

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Sport and Leisure, Councillor Brian Connolly, said: "The display line-up for the new air show is growing more and more exciting.  If breath-taking entertainment is what you're after - The Starlings Aerobatic Display Team will definitely tick that box.  Their impressive turns and loops will be a must-see for everyone who comes along to the event!" 

Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Councillor Martin Dowey, said: "The Starlings Aerobatic Display Team will be one of many displays that will leave a lasting impression on everyone who has the joy of seeing them take flight.  The team make an exciting addition to the festival's programme and I'm looking forward to watching them in action at the event in September." 

The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight will take place at Ayr shore front, between Friday 8 - Sunday 10 September.  Festival goers can also expect to enjoy a range of entertainment, activities and attractions during the three-day festival. 

Keep up to date with preparations for The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight at

*Pictures from Instagram, @thestarlingsteam