Bray airshow broke all records

88,000 turned up in Bray yesterday for the annual Bray air display breaking all previous attendance records .

The three hour display included the Black Knights defence force parachute team, Aer Dynamics, piloted by the “flying farmer” Gerry Humphreys and the “flying dentist” Eddie Goggins, who runs a dental practice in south Dublin.

Other high-fliers included the 1942 Boeing Stearman, used to train US cadet pilots during the second World War, and the “Miss Demeanour” Hawker Hunter, a subsonic jet that demonstrated a top speed of 450mph.

Display director Sé Pardy, a pilot for Aer Lingus said the annual event was one of the biggest single-day air shows in Europe and it was growing in popularity every year.

He thanked Wicklow County Council, the Irish Aviation Authority,  the Defence Forces, An Garda Síochána and Air Traffic Control, as well as the 100-plus volunteers “without who we couldn’t do this”.

A minute’s silence was observed for the victims of the Ukrainian air crash.

See our gallery below taken by Aughrim photographer Paddy Byrne

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