Shannon to stage dazzling airshow to celebrate 70th anniversary of first commercial transatlantic flight. Family fun day to also include wide array of free activities on the ground. An estimated 40,000 people are expected at the airport for the airshow.
Shannon Airport will deliver an air display extravaganza on July 18th to mark a key milestone in Irish aviation history, the 70th anniversary of the first commercial transatlantic flight at the airport.
The airshow will provide a visual treat from some of Ireland and Europe’s leading aerobatics performers, parachutists, helicopters, jet fighters and stunt fliers during the six hour event.
In addition to the sky manoeuvres on the day, there will be plenty of on-the-ground action, including a static aircraft and tank display, entertainment zone, live music and a catering zone with an array of dining choices.
The entertainment area will be especially geared to children, with activities to include a bungee run, obstacle course, a 30ft spider climber, a party-bouncer, a giant Jenga game, puppet shows, a 40 seater carousel, face painters, magicians, a nail art station and much, much more.