Another brilliant line-up for 2014...
One of the best jobs in the world has to be drawing up the shopping list for the Welshpool Airshow. Think child in a sweetshop. The job does have it's drawbacks, mind - like who or what to leave out. No Vulcan this year, alas, but we think we've more than made up for it. The Red Arrows are back, and they never fail to please. Also the Typhoon in all its rip-roaring excellence. Watch out too for the amazing Breitling Wing Walkers. There's also a Tucano, a Strikemaster and also an art-deco vintage Spartan Executive. And really, loads more. In no particular order, please read for yourselves...
Fast, agile, precise and very red. Yes the Red Arrows Top the bill wherever they display. And they don't just display anywhere you know.
The Red Arrows are the public face of the RAF and promote the Best of British, supporting industry and demonstrating the capabilities of the nation's equipment and engineering expertise. And how.
They gave us a great display in 2013 and they're back again. The RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, normally comprising Lancaster, Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane will be gracing the skies of Welshpool this June.
This one might just be able to sneak up on you. The Glider FX Display Team bring their uniquely silent but smoky pyrotechnic sky-filling show to Welshpool. I don't know what to expect here other than I know it's going to be good and you're all going to be talking about it afterwards.
We thought we'd excelled ourselves last year. But 2014 is going to be even more rip-roarier than ever before. With all that's going on in the showground too, this has to be the most value for money day out in the whole country.
Finally, all displays are subject to operational availability, serviceability, the weather and the price of a loaf of bread. See you on the 8th June.
The ever popular Festival of Transport returns to the air show at Welshpool for 2014. Always an interesting and eclectic mix of vehicles together with their interesting, eclectic and enthusiastic owners.
If you have an interesting vehicle and would like to bring it along - well, we'd love to see it. But please download and complete our entry form first. For more info, give Mike Kilvert a call on 07975 964086.
Put a mark on your calendar or tie a knot in your hankie, do whatever it takes but don't forget Sunday June 8th 2014. The next Welshpool Air Show & Festival of Transport.
Some early information for you:
Gate fees: £5 per adult, £3 per child
Stall fees: Charity £10 a stall per 12ft wide stall.
Commercial stalls: £5 per ft frontage.
Oh, and one guaranteed attendee... me.
Please contact Welshpool Town Council (01938 553142) for stall bookings and info.
Well, our poster did say this was "probably the best little air show in the country". Seems many of you agreed with us. More than 50 emails and letters have landed on our desk. Here's a selection of the comments received. Thanks to everyone for attending and for taking the trouble to write and tell us how much you enjoyed it. If it helps, we loved it too. See you next year.
Here's a few bullet points to help you get the best from this year's air show...
* Gates open at 9am. First flying display 12:30. CASH ONLY on the gate, and please have the correct money ready - there'll be a queue of excited people in the cars behind you. £5 adults, £3 kids. Oh and there's a bus from the Tourist Info car park starting at 10.30am.
* Seating is limited. Feel free to bring your own deckchairs/blankets/sofas. Only joking about the sofas.
* We've got some noisy stuff lined up this year too. Ear plugs might be in order. I'll give you a head start here - when you hear them announce the Typhoon is about to display then get your fingers in your ears. Ear plugs also available on the Tourist Information stand.
* You can read all about all of the displaying aircraft in our souvenir programme - available on the field for just £1. A right riveting read!
* And while you're spending the odd pound, why not spend another on a raffle ticket and win yourself an Ultimate Air Experience. Again, tickets on the field or Tourist Info stand.
* During gaps in the flying programme why not pop over to the Transport Festival arena to watch the cavalcade of smoking, back-firing history on wheels.
* Camping is not allowed anywhere on the field except for stallholders, and then only by pre-arrangement.
* Definitely finally - keep your fingers crossed between now and 8th June for some fabulous weather.