On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July, Wicklow County Council will once again host the Bray Air Display, Ireland’s biggest air festival.
Bryan Doyle, Chief Executive, Wicklow County Council had the following to say about the event.
Now in its 12th year, it is truly fantastic to see such superb and world renowned acts such as the Red Arrows and the Frecce Tricolori participating. The attendance of these world famous acts is testament to how highly regarded Bray Air Display is held in aviation and related circles. Organising such a large spectacular event in Bray is in itself a mammoth task. Running and hosting the event on the day brings its own additional challenges from crowd control and management, to the provision of access services.
Ensuring adequate catering, parking and other support services are all in place have to be addressed; all the while ensuring that the public’s air display experience is not impacted. The smooth running of Bray Air Display, the high operational standard, the focus on crowd safety and the maintenance of crowd interest all help us to provide a memorable, safe experience for visitors to Bray on the day.
I would like to acknowledge the Irish Aviation Authority’s considerable support in 2017 for Bray Air Display. We look forward to continuing with the Bray Air Display for years to come and thank the numerous contributions and endless efforts given to the event, beforehand, on the day and afterwards by Bray Summerfest Volunteers, An Garda Síochána, Wicklow Civil Defence, Wicklow Fire Service, Bray Municipal District staff, Order of Malta and Sé Pardy and his team.