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Iconic Vulcan bomber set for Rhyl Airshow
An iconic British bomber aircraft will be taking to the skies above Denbighshire to make one of its last ever flights this Summer. It’s now been confirmed the Vulcan XH558 will be taking part in the Premier North Wales Air Show on Saturday 29th August. The aircraft which was operational from 1950s to 1985, played a vital role in the knife-edge tension of the Cold War.
Over 180,000 people are expected to watch the spectacular action unfold from the promenade over the course of the event weekend. Stephen Hughes, Interim Head of Communication, Marketing & Leisure for Denbighshire County Council said: “ The addition of the Vulcan XH558 to the Rhyl Air Show line-up is terrific news. The Vulcan is a huge favourite of aircraft enthusiasts across the UK, and makes a welcome return visit to the skies above Rhyl Seafront. The aircraft will also be retiring from public displays of this nature in September, so the people of Denbighshire and visitors to the area over the weekend of the event will be among the last to see this iconic bomber take to the skies. The combination of the Vulcan and all the other aircraft and ground based entertainment to have been confirmed will be a memorable highlight of our summer events programme.
Also confirmed for the event are the RAF Parachute Display Team The Falcons, Steve Carver’s aerobatic display, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight including a Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota, the new RAF Hawk T2 Demo Role Duo and the world famous Red Arrows Aerobatic Display Team, with further displays to be announced. This premier air show is an event that puts Rhyl on the map, thrills hundreds of thousands of people and greatly benefits local businesses.”
RHYL AIR SHOW 2015
Saturday & Sunday, August 29th & 30th
An action packed, fun-filled 2 day event with displays in the air and on the ground!
2015 brings you the 7th annual Rhyl Air Show. The spectacular RAF Red Arrows are confirmed for the Sunday line up and we are thrilled to be welcoming the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team on both days.
Since 2009, Rhyl Air Show has grown year on year with more than 140,000 people attending the 2014 event. The viewing point stretches right along the sea front and beyond, so there’s plenty of space for all to enjoy the displays.
2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever, the display schedule is taking shape and there’s lots going on for the whole family to enjoy – so keep an eye on these pages for all the latest news and updates!
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