Dazzling jet display flies into town

ADDING drama to one of the country’s most dramatically scenic coastlines is a major challenge, but on Saturday 11 August tens of thousands of people will see how it’s done as Newcastle’s promenade becomes the stunning setting for The B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight.

This magnificent location, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, will once again play host to the one day aerobatic spectacular.

International aviation displays will include a thumderous Typhoon (fast jet) Display, a visit by a Hunter jet, first visit to Co Down of a Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI built in 1944 and amazing performances by the celebrated Aerostars,one of Europe’s most a celebrated civilian display teams, and the ever popular Irish Air Corps with their four ship graceful Pilatus PC-9M.

The B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight will also bring to the area a week-long programme of events and attractions, many of them free and all of them designed to drive visitor numbers.

To bring the Festival evening to a close, U105 will be presenting James Huish and his eight piece Tribute Band and they will enchant you with an evening of sheer entertainment including all your favourite hits from the 40’s and 50’s.

On Saturday 11 August ample free parking will be provided at various locations close to Newcastle. FREE park and ride facilities will operate from 11.00am to 9.00pm at Northfield on the Castlewellan Road.

With over 30 events running throughout the festival from Monday 6 – Sunday 12 August and many with free admission it’s worth checking out the full festival programme available now at www.downdc.gov.uk or follow us on www.facebook.com/DownFestivals or pick up a FREE brochure at the Festival Office on 028 4372 2222.