Red Arrows to kick off Sunday's Air Show
The Red Arrows are back in action over Swansea Bay today, this time kicking off the second day of the Wales Air Show.
For the first time an evening performance featured as part of the event as part of the ongoing celebrations to mark 50 years of city status for Swansea.
Eight year-old aviation fan Frankie Cigliano-Price from Mumbles was at the event all day yesterday and is going back this morning. He said:
"We liked the Fireflies, the parachuting, the Typhoons...we liked everything really."
Frankie's mum, Helene Price said its a really special event:
"Partly its the form of the Bay, its almost like an amphitheatre, its just a spectacular setting. Yesterday, and especially last night it was particularly special, because of the fiftieth celebrations. That added something different, a little bit extra to it."
Helene sent us this video of the evening show:
What a finale to Airshow After Dark, part of the #Swansea50 celebrations! Don’t forget, we’ve got another packed day of #WalesAirshow action tomorrow with the @rafredarrows kicking things off from 11.30am!— Wales Airshow (@walesairshow) 6 July 2019
Until then, safe journey home! pic.twitter.com/xBNTsWkdWM
Sunday's Show kicks off at 11.30am with the Red Arrows. Road closures remain in place until Monday morning:
Wales Air Show Road closures
10.00am Saturday 6 July - 8.00am Monday 8 July
- Oystermouth Road / Mumbles Road will be closed in both directions. (from the junction of West Way to Sketty Lane).
- Diversions will be in place
- Access to the Marina will be maintained via Dunvant Place.
- Access to Argyle Street will be maintained using a short diversion via the Civic Centre.
- Access to Swansea University and Brynmill Lane to be maintained via Sketty Lane
For safety, security and to aid traffic movement in the area the Council are required to keep some roads free of parked vehicles. In order to be able to ensure this, there will be parking restrictions and a vehicle tow-away operation taking place on the roads shown below.
There will be parking restrictions and a tow away zone from 12noon on Friday 5 July until 5.00am on Monday 8 July on:
- Both sides of Oystermouth Road / Mumbles Road
- Both side of Bryn Road
Swansea Promenade, from the Civic Centre to Sketty Lane, will be prohibited to cyclists from 12 noon Thursday 4 July - 11.00pm Monday 8th July.