Foynes Air Show 2017 Pictured: Aviation display at Foynes Air Show.
Foynes Air Show 2017 reaching new heights with the Support of the Irish Aviation Authority.
The ever popular Foynes Air Show 2017 is expected to soar to new heights this July as it was confirmed this week the show will be part of Aviation Ireland, which is supported by the Irish Aviation Authority.
The fourth annual Foynes Air Show will take place this year on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Foynes Air Show is a thrilling and exciting Air Show of international standard, which celebrates the rich aviation history of Foynes and its location on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Foynes and the region have a strong association with international aviation and Foynes is the home of the only Flying Boat Museum in the world housing the only replica of the B314 flying boat. Foynes is also the home of Irish Coffee, which will be celebrated at a second event on Sunday, July 23, 2017. #FoynesAirShow is supported by the Irish Aviation Authority, Limerick City & County Council, Shannon Foynes Port Company and many other aviation companies and local industry.
As a result, for the first time ever the Foynes air show 2017 will join forces with the long established Bray Air Display in Wicklow, bringing more aircraft, thrills and visitors than ever before to Foynes on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
And it is not just the new partnership with the east coast that Foynes will be celebrating this year, the fourth Foynes Air Show 2017 will also commemorate the 80th anniversary of the first transatlantic flights to Foynes in July 1937.
Margaret O’Shaughnessy, Director, Foynes Air Show said, “We are so delighted to be part of this new initiative by the Irish Aviation Authority – Aviation Ireland, and look forward to working with Bray Air Display to bring two outstanding air displays to the general public. Foynes Air Show is a Free Event to be enjoyed by all while helping to preserve our aviation history for future generations.”
“Aviation Ireland founded by the Irish Aviation Authority supports both Foynes Air Show and Bray Air display and provides two spectacular air shows over the same weekend – Foynes on the Wild Atlantic Way and Bray on the Ancient East,” explained Ms O’Shaughnessy.
Margaret is remaining tight-lipped for now about some of the new exciting plans for this year.
“We will start announcing the line-up over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our website, Facebook and twitter for updates. We can assure fans of the show that there will be so much more to see and do this year, it should provide a huge attraction to Foynes and West Limerick,” she said.
Eamonn Brennan, Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority said, “The Foynes Air Show has been a really great event in recent years and this year promises to be an extra special one for fans of aviation across Ireland. Aviation is a hugely important economic driver for our country and this year under the IAA’s “Aviation Ireland” campaign we are supporting not just one, but two, spectacular air shows over the same weekend – at Foynes and at Bray, making this year an extra special one for fans of aviation across Ireland. We see this as a great avenue to raise the profile of aviation and to generate an interest in our industry.”
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