Festival of Flight - Newcastle
10 August 2013 - 10 August 2013
Down District Council is delighted to announce that the forthcoming Festival of Flight on Saturday 10 August in Newcastle will be a ‘five star’ attraction. We can confirm that the Red Arrows will return to the fantastic arena of Dundrum Bay and will be joined by the amazing Typhoon which was so popular at last year's event.
Commenting on the forthcoming displays, Flight Director Jeff Salter says “There will be three further jet displays which will make this years event the fastest and most exciting yet with five of the most iconic jet aircraft dating back to the 1950’s. This will be the largest collection of jets in one display that Northern Ireland has seen in a dozen years!” With more details to emerge in the coming weeks and months it certainly is a date worth noting in your diary. We are also delighted to continue the partnership with the Kilkeel based company, B/E Aerospace who have helped to drive this event to new heights. The company will be the headline sponsor of Down District Council’s enormously successful ‘Festival of Flight’ which will attract tens of thousands of visitors to the seaside town in August.
The Festival of Flight has emerged as one of Northern Ireland’s major festivals which draws huge crowds in excess of 100,000. The spectacular air displays are the major event alongside numerous exhibitions, music, street entertainment, vintage vehicles and finishing with an open air concert on promenade in this crowd-pleasing event. The overall extended programme will deliver themed family entertainment from Saturday 3 August to Saturday 10 August.
Neil Cairns, Vice President and Managing Director of the B/E Aerospace plant at Kilkeel, which manufactures seating and interior products for the global commercial airline industry, is delighted to help the event take off. He says, “As one of the area’s largest private sector companies, employing over 650 people, we have a huge stake in the local community and we are pleased to support an event which is, clearly, so important to the local economy.
FULL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY
For updates visit our Face Book page DOWN FESTIVALS
Telephone:+44 (0)28 4372 2222
Address: Newcastle Visitor Information Centre, Newcastle, Down, BT33 0AA