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Ayr ready to welcome the World as Airshow gets ready for takeoff!

Ayr is getting ready to welcome the world as people flock from all over not just Scotland but the world to this Years “Scottish international Airshow“ this Saturday and Sunday.


Over 180,000 people are expected over the weekend with the Airshow taking off in just under 48 hours.


Along with the Airshow, a huge Funfair will also be on site with a big Ferris wheel and “Booster” a high flying ride and a first for Ayr along with the big wheel.


Over 23 displays will take place over the two days and for a first time ever the Red Arrows will display on both days at the end of each day.


Airshow displays include The Swiss Airshow, Red Arrows, Hurricane Fighter, The Spartan, RAF Typhoon fighter and much more!


Buses and Trains are available to cater for travels from outside Ayrshire and although restrictions are in place due to the Station hotel issues ScotRail are still running services to Ayr from Glasgow on both days although Trains will be shorter than normal replacement buses will operate where needed.


Stagecoach West Scotland is also expected to see a much larger increase than normal passengers especially on the X77, 58 and 60 services however it’s expected extra buses will be used if needed at busy times especially after the Airshow.


If travelling by Car parking will be available throughout the town and all car parks will be signposted from arrival at Ayr.


The weather is expected to be Dry and mild so no worries about rain on both days so if you're looking to have a great day out with the whole family then head to this year's Scottish international Airshow at Ayr low green where the whole display is FREE!


Airshow


Saturday 1st September 2018


TIMES


Car Park Opens – 9:30AM

Site opens at 10:00AM

Flying Displays Start – 11:00AM

Flying Displays Finish – 6:10PM (Red Arrows will start their display at 5:40PM)

Site Closes – 6:20PM

Car Parks Close – 7:00PM


The Airshow will be busy all weekend no matter the weather. We have a massive exhibition and fun area across the Low Green in Ayr. Even in the busy times we are always looking out for your safety and security. We have worked for months with Police Scotland and our event security team and we will have in place lots of measures to keep everyone safe and secure. You will see armed police officers and vehicle obstructions in different areas across the whole site. In the background there is a range of unseen measures and people who will be there to ensure you have a wonderful experience at Scotland’s best family event.


As you would expect traffic restrictions will be in place and as part of the security system the restrictions will be strictly enforced. Please don’t park carelessly and risk having your car towed away. Book your place now for the official car park which will be the closest parking to our wonderful event www.tsia.scot/tickets


AIRCRAFT


Swiss Airforce F/A-18C twin engine supersonic jet display

Royal Navy Sea Fury – World War 2 fighter

RAF Tutor aerobatic training aircraft

Catalina flying boat

RAF Typhoon supersonic jet

Royal Air Force aerobatic team – The Red Arrows

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane

Wee Dram – Prestwick based Cessna172 sea plane (will do a sea landing if the wave conditions are suitable)

Swiss Classic Formation of 1940s transport aeroplanes – DC3 and 3 Beech 18s in one beautiful formation

Calidus Autogyro


The Global Stars aerobatic team


Lauren Wilson Pitts special aerobatic display


Coastguard helicopter and Troon lifeboat role demonstration


Scottish Aviation Bulldog will fly with another RAF aerobatic trainer the Chipmunk.


Boeing Stearman bi plane


1930s executive aviation combination The Dragon Fly will fly with the Spartan


TSIA SITE


Huge funfair with a giant Ferris Wheel ride

STEM future technology Pavilion (sponsored by Spirit AeroSystems and UTC Aerospace Systems)

Licensed bar

World food outlets

Many stalls, displays and activities for all ages


IN AYR TOWN


RAF 100th / TSIA 5th Memorial Concert. Ayr Town Hall. Doors 7:45 PM

With The Swing Cats and the 20 piece 78 Big Band.


The town has many restaurants, bars, and shops all within 10 minutes walk of the Airshow site at the Low Green. There is 10 pin bowling and a cinema within 5 minutes of the train station. Come early or stay late and enjoy your weekend.


Airshow continued


Sunday 2nd September 2018


TIMES


Car Park Opens – 9:30AM

Site opens at 10:00AM

Flying Displays Start – 11:00AM

Flying Displays Finish – 5:00PM (Red Arrows will start their display at 4:30PM)

Site Closes – 5:20PM

Car Parks Close -6:30PM


The Airshow will be busy all weekend no matter the weather. We have a massive exhibition and fun area across the Low Green in Ayr. Even in the busy times we are always looking out for your safety and security. We have worked for months with Police Scotland and our event security team and we will have in place lots of measures to keep everyone safe and secure. You will see armed police officers and vehicle obstructions in different areas across the whole site. In the background there is a range of unseen measures and people who will be there to ensure you have a wonderful experience at Scotland’s best family event.


As you would expect traffic restrictions will be in place and as part of the security system the restrictions will be strictly enforced. Please don’t park carelessly and risk having your car towed away. Book your place now for the official car park which will be the closest parking to our wonderful event www.tsia.scot/tickets


AIRCRAFT


Swiss Airforce F/A-18C twin engine supersonic jet display

Royal Navy Sea Fury – World War 2 fighter

RAF Tutor aerobatic training aircraft

Catalina flying boat

RAF Typhoon supersonic jet

Royal Air Force aerobatic team – The Red Arrows

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane

Wee Dram – Prestwick based Cessna172 sea plane (will do a sea landing if the wave conditions are suitable)

Swiss Classic Formation of 1940s transport aeroplanes – DC3 and 3 Beech 18s in one beautiful formation

Calidus Autogyro

The Global Stars aerobatic team


Lauren Wilson Pitts special aerobatic display


Coastguard helicopter and Troon lifeboat role demonstration


Scottish Aviation Bulldog will fly with another RAF aerobatic trainer the Chipmunk.


Boeing Stearman bi plane


1930s executive aviation combination The Dragon Fly will fly with the Spartan


The RAF Falcons parachute team will land on Ayr beach



TSIA SITE

Huge funfair with giant Ferris Wheel

STEM future technology Pavilion (sponsored by Spirit AeroSystems and UTC Aerospace Systems)

Licensed bar

World food outlets

Many stalls, displays and activities for all ages


IN AYR TOWN

The town has many restaurants, bars, and shops all within 10 minutes walk of the Airshow site at the Low Green. There is 10 pin bowling and a cinema within 5 minutes of the train station. Come early or stay late and enjoy your weekend.



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