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Counting down to Air Show

Created on 17/06/2016 @ 09:21
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With a promise of better weather for the weekend, organisers of Welshpool’s Bob Jones Memorial Air Show & Transport Festival are counting down to Sunday’s event.

Tickets are still on sale at or at the Welshpool Tourist Information Centre at £8 and £5 for children and the organisers are warning that only vehicles with parking tickets bought in advance will be allowed onto the airfield.

There will be free parking at the Park & Ride operated from Welshpool Livestock Market where a relay of free shuttle-buses will ferry show visitors back and to the airfield. The shuttle bus will also stop at Welshpool Tourist Information office and the railway station.

There is only Premium Parking at the airport which must be pre-booked, while the A490 past the airport will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians all day.

There is no access to Premium Parking from the A483 as the approach must be made via Leighton and/or Cilcewydd and all Premium Parkers must be on site by 12pm. Access after 12pm is by Park & Ride buses only.

Air Show Display Director, Peter Sinclair said: “The best, and safest, viewing position for the Air Show will always be at the Airport. If you chose to view from any other position, outside the Airport, please act responsibly and take care of your own safety: Do not put yourself in harm’s way by standing on roads, or under or close to the flight path. It is best to avoid viewing from the Display (Eastern) side of the Airport.”

The last flying Westland Whirlwind HAR Mark 10 Helicopter is a late addition to the display line-up and it is hoped to include a role display using the winch for the first time in many years.

The order of displays is as follows:

12 noon: Silver Stars Parachute Team
12.25 Huskey
12.50 Breitling Wing Walkers
13.00 Team Raven display team
13.25 Battle of Britain Memorial Flights
13.42 Lauren Richardson yellow aircraft
14.35 Red Arrows Flypast
14.55 Sally B - B17 bomber
15.15 ME109
15.40 Old Buckers
16.00 Swordfish
16.15 Old Buckers
16.45 Typhoon

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