Wales Airshow Plans Digital Event

Virtual day of events planned because of pandemic

The Wales airshow will be back this summer but with a difference.

The annual event won't be held on Swansea seafront because of the pandemic. Instead, it's going online with highlights from display teams that have performed in previous years.

It will take place on Saturday, July 4, from 11am to 5pm.

Wales Airshow - A digital celebration #AtHome is a virtual event that will showcase highlights from some of the display teams that have displayed over Swansea Bay.

They include the Chinook, the RAF Tutor, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Tigers Parachute Display Team and the magnificent Red Arrows.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “Everyone loves the Wales Airshow. It’s a highlight of our annual events calendar and last year attracted more than 250,000 people.

“Our Cultural Services Events and Marketing teams were disappointed that this summer’s event could not go ahead as planned but were determined that the public should enjoy an alternative event to mark the occasion.

“They’re now planning a Wales Airshow celebration which people can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.

“The digital event, in association with car dealership Ron Skinner & Sons, will consist of highlights of the different air displays from previous years.

“It will bring back many fond memories for those who attended and reaching out to new audiences for future years.” 

For full details on the Wales Airshow - A digital celebration #AtHome on Saturday, July 4, visit http://www.walesairshow.co.uk and start following the event on Facebook  @WalesAirshow.

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