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Shannon Air Display set for lift-off

The most spectacular air show ever staged in the Mid-West is set for lift-off with the line-up for the Shannon Air Display and associated field activities finalised ahead of the upcoming extravaganza. An estimated 40,000 people are expected to throng the Shannon airfield, which will be transformed into the viewing area for the stunning overhead displays, as 20 domestic and international acts, operating 33 separate aircraft, go through their lightning-fast paces. The action will be far from confined to the skies, with final arrangements also now being put in place for a vast array of on-the- ground activities. Over 20 separate children’s attractions – ranging from a carousel to a bungee run, obstacle courses and giant jenga – some 25 food operators, as well as music entertainment, ensure there will be plenty to enjoy during breaks in the air display. A static aircraft and tank display in the spectator zone is also set to be a major attraction. The main event happens in the …

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