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Bronco Demo Team join display line up for new air show

Bronco - Image copyright Paul Johnson 400 x 400

South Ayrshire Council is delighted to announce the Bronco Demo Team will display at next month's International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight.

The Bronco Demo Team was formed in 2010 by a group of OV-10 Bronco enthusiasts, with the aim of keeping this historic aircraft flying at air displays across the world.

The aircraft is a North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, a turboprop light attack and observation aircraft. It was developed in the 1960's for counter insurgency combat.

The team's flying display intends to show the excellent flying characteristics and agility of the OV-10 Bronco. During the display the short take-off and landing (STOL) performance and the manoeuvrability of the airplane will be highlighted.

The driving force behind the team is also the main pilot display pilot, Tony de Bruyn. Tony loves displaying the Bronco!  He shows the airplane to its best advantage as a rugged STOL performer with awesome agility and fully aerobatic.

This agility allows the display to be performed in a relatively small 'box' right in front of the crowd.  So get ready for some impressive entertainment without gaps, which will be further enhanced by the use of a smoke system.

CEO of theSKYLAB, Dr Geoff Coxon said: "The Bronco Demo team have been displaying on the UK Airshow scene for over 10 years now and are very popular, so it's superb that they will be at Ayr.

"Tony's display routine is fast, dynamic and exciting and I know will be fantastic to watch. Having the Bronco at the Airshow will be a great!"

South Ayrshire Council's Director of Strategic Change and Communities, Jane Bradley, said: "It's brilliant news that the Bronco Demo Team have joined our display programme for The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight.  We've got a fantastic range of displays confirmed for the festival, and even more announcements to come!

"The air show is just weeks away, so now is the time to get organised and book your parking in advance on our dedicated web page"

The International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight will take place at Ayr's Low Green between Friday 8 - Sunday 10 September 2023. 

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Image copyright Paul Johnson