Wow! What a line-up we have for you this year...
The Welshpool Airshow committee have announced the participants in the Bob Jones Memorial Airshow to be held at the Mid Wales Airport, Welshpool on Sunday 9 June 2013.
Robert Robinson, Town Clerk of Welshpool Town Council who promote the event told us :
Once more the RAF form the core of our display this year. Sadly, we are unable to afford the Red Arrows offered by the RAF but we believe we have produced an exciting mix of displays that will appeal to air enthusiasts and visitors alike. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors who have enabled us to put together this year’s show.
And what a shopping list...
Right at the very top, and in big red letters has to be Cold-War icon, Avro Vulcan XH558. What a coup, getting that amazing delta wing bomber to not only fly over Welshpool but to give us an air display right above our heads too. This is possibly the last chance to see this amazing aircraft flying and is a nerve-tingling top-billing for our air show. Visit www.vulcantothesky.org
They gave us a great display in 2012 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 think we've excelled ourselves this year in putting together a tremendous action-packed show. When you think of 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 9th June.
Admission prices for the day have now been finalisedfor the 2013 show.
They are as follows :
|Children (5 - 16 yrs)||£3|
|Under 5s||£0||i.e. FREE|
|Family ticket||£15||2 Adults + 2 children|
Sorry, but CASH ONLY on the gate.
Apologies, but we will not have any card-payment facilities available, so please help us by having the correct cash ready.
Don't forget to buy our fabulous souvenir programme as you arrive. Just £1 gets you all the info on who's who at the show including profiles of some movers and shakers around the airshow.
FREE SHUTTLE BUS
Why not catch the double-decker shuttle bus from the Smithfield car park (Opposite Tourist Information Centre, Welshpool) Every 45 minutes, starting at 10.30am.
The ever-popular Festival of Transport will be on parade at Welshpool again this year. We don't have the full line-up of vehicles yet, but rest assured they'll be as interesting and eclectic as ever, together with their enthusiastic owners.
If you have an Aston Martin, an Austin Healey or even an old Austin Allegro and you'd like to show it off to the Welshpool public, then why not download, fill out and submit our transport festival entry form available right here.
Entering your vehicle is completely free and includes admission to the air show for one accompanying adult. Please see the entry form for all the rules. Or call Mike Kilvert on 07971 098463 for further information.
And we'll see you on the day.
We have a number of our excellent Air Show Programmes left over if you'd like one.
With features on the Red Arrows, the RAF Falcons, the BBMF, the transport festival and a rundown of Welshpool Airport it's more than just a programme you know.
You can collect one for free (sort of) in person at the Airport office. All we ask is a small donation to the Air Ambulance (the collection box should be next to the programmes pile).
Alternatively, by mail order; You can either send us 2 x 1st class postage stamps together with your address, or a stamped self-addressed A5 envelope plus 1 spare 1st class stamp to :
Air Show Programme Offer
Mid Wales Airport