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The Scottish International Airshow
Scotland’s biggest air party!
Scotland’s biggest air party!


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TSIA 2017 - Airshow lineup starts to form

This is always an exciting time of the year. In September (last year) we applied for our main RAF aircraft and now we have had confirmation of some fantastic flying for #ScotAir17

For 3 years we have tried to get the RAF Lancaster to the Scottish International Airshow. In 2014 the weather meant our star appearance of the world’s only 2 Lancasters did not happen at the Ayr Low Green. In 2015 she had an engine fire and was grounded for most of the air display season. In 2016 she had a technical problem when starting and never made it to our great display.

The RAF just love the support you give the Scottish International Airshow and have allocated us the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for Saturday 2nd September. That means you can hear the wonderful roar of the 4 Merlin engines of the Lancaster as well as those of the Spitfire and Hurricane.

Recognising that she has not yet managed to display with us the Lancaster will stay at Prestwick overnight and fly a 2nd display on Sunday 3rd September!! 2 appearances by this historic aircraft are going to be wonderful for us all to see and hear.

Look out Ayr seagulls - the Typhoon is coming back. ☺ Last year the Typhoon was credited with chasing the seagulls away for Ayr town centre for 2 days. While the Typhoon was doing her roaring display Ayr’s seagulls packed up and went inland for a couple of days. The awesome Typhoon will fly on both days of #ScotAir17 on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September.

In 2016 we welcomed the RAF Falcons parachute team for the very first time. They did a great show dropping down on to Ayr beach and we are very excited to have them back for both Saturday and Sunday. Their precision flying of the parachutes is a real treat to watch.

The Tutor is the RAF’s basic trainer and we welcome the chance to see it put through its aerobatic paces on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s a lovely aeroplane and all of today’s RAF pilots start their training on the Tutor. They then go through advanced training and on to one of the front line types. It will be great to see the Tutor at #ScotAir17

Without doubt one of the biggest draws on the worldwide Airshow circuit are the Red Arrows. They are in huge demand across the world and are not long back from several months long touring of the Far East. Having had a little time off the lads have been practicing their 2017 routines and we are truly delighted to announce the RAF Red Arrows will be the highlight of #ScotAir17 on Sunday 3rd September. We know the Reds and their whole team love coming to Ayr and the tens of thousands who turn out to watch them are sure to be thrilled by their 2017 display routine.

The Scottish International Airshow is free to attend on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September because of the great support we get from out sponsors and partners South Ayrshire Council, EventScotland, Spirit Aerosystems, Launch Digital, Heineken and UTC Aerosystems. They have given us the ability to bring world class aerobatic teams to Scotland. Our great partners at Glasgow Prestwick Airport will be hosting the aircraft over the weekend and their skilled ATC team will help us put on a wonderful show at #ScotAir17

We have responded to requests over the years and designed some areas for families and those who want extra comfort or facilities. Tickets for these areas can be purchased at ALL proceeds from all ticket sales go directly to the Airshow and help us bring you the very best and most exciting family event in Scotland.

More exciting announcements in the pipeline!
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So excited now to be able to announce just some of the great aircraft we will have on Saturday September 2nd and Sunday 3rd September.
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Scottish International Airshow press release 3/17 for immediate use.

World class aerobatics will be the highlight of the 2017 Scottish International Airshow
The Scottish International Airshow will take place again in Ayr on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
The Ayrshire coast will see some of the best and most famous aircraft display over 2 days with the world famous Red Arrows appearing on Sunday 3rd September.
Danny Anderson, Director of the Airshow said "The Red Arrows are in demand across the world. Their skill and thrilling aerobatic displays are recognised as some of the very best in the world. We are delighted that they will be coming to the Scottish International Airshow on the Sunday afternoon.In addition the awesome Typhoon fighter will fly on both Saturday and Sunday.
“Our Airshow is the biggest family event in Scotland and we are delighted that our backers in South Ayrshire Council, Spirit Aerosystems, Launch Digital and UTC Aerosystems have given us the ability bring world class aerobatic teams to Scotland. Our great partners at Glasgow Prestwick Airport will again host these world famous aircraft and their skilled ground staff and Air Traffic Controllers will be vital to the smooth running of this highly complex event.“
Mr Anderson said – “The RAF will also be bringing the historic Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane to display right off Ayr beach. In addition we will be announcing many more exciting displays and they will all be listed on the Scottish International Airshow website

Ron Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Glasgow Prestwick Airport said:

"Glasgow Prestwick Airport is committed to rebuilding our business to a position of profitability and long term sustainability to ensure that we continue to make a positive contribution to the Ayrshire economy.

"As part of this, we are pleased to be entering in to a commercial relationship with the Scottish International Airshow. This enables us to cover our costs and to provide our ongoing support for this excellent event for the local area.

"We are looking forward to seeing what other wonderful aircraft that the team manage to secure for what is always a spectacular weekend."

Jill Cronin, South Ayrshire Council's Head of Enterprise, Development and Leisure, said: "We're very proud to continue our support as the main sponsor and funding partner for the Scottish International Airshow, which has grown from strength to strength over the last three years.
"It's now a real fixture on the events calendar and brings people to South Ayrshire from far and wide, which has helped enhance our reputation as a 'go to' tourist and visitor destination.
"Confirmation that the Red Arrows, the Typhoon and the Battle of Britain aircraft will be taking part is sure to get the excitement building, so make sure you get the dates in your diaries now and be part of this fun and thrilling event!"
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Tuesday 4th April 2017 for immediate use

Editor’s notes -
The Scottish International Airshow started in 2014 and has grown rapidly to become Scotland’s biggest family event. In 2016 over 120,000 people attended the 2 day Airshow. Attendance at the 2017 show is being estimated at 180,000 over Saturday and Sunday.
Each year the Airshow organisers have innovated to grow the event into a spectacular success which has brought approximately £15 million into the Scottish economy – EKOS reporting.
Previous highlights have been -
• the last flight of the classic Vulcan bomber
• the appearance of the last 2 Lancaster bombers
• beach assault by the Royal Marines involving helicopters and landing craft
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Check out our new website designed by +Launch Digital for all the latest information, 2017 lineup and to buy tickets:
We’re flying high... and so is the new website for +The Scottish International Airshow.
Last month Launch were approached by The Scottish International Airshow to design and develop their new website.
Check out the results here:
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