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.
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.
More than 30 years ago Martin Withers embarked on one of the most daring bombing raids in RAF history, and on 12th April he will be in Welshpool to tell the story.
Tickets to this might well be described as the proverbial "hotcake".
You can read more by clicking right here.
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.
Herewith, the definitive list of prize draw winners.
|1st||Ultimate Avaiation Experience||Lisa Edwards of Towyn|
|2nd||30minute Aerobatic Flight||Stan Mountford|
|3rd||Air Sea Rescue Signed Photo||Albie Fox|
|4th||Red Arrow Print||Tom Owen|
|5th||Bottle GlenKenchie Whisky||G Roberts of Barmouth|
|6th||Cockburns Vintage Port||Clive Owen|
|7th||71 piece Screwdriver Set||Brian Price|
|8th||Heavy Duty Torch||Mr Evans|
|9th||Cape Nelson Wine||Mr Jones|
|10th||Ribble Table Easel||Mr Tall of Lapworth, near Wolverhampton|
|11th||RAF Cuff Links||I Chapman|
Disappointed not to see my name anywhere on the list, but that's life I suppose! Meanwhile if you are Mr G. Roberts of Barmouth or Mr Tall of Lapworth then you have still to collect your prize and can do so by visiting Welshpool Town Council offices (open Mon-Fri 9am to 2.30pm)