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You'll be seeing a lot of unusual planes overhead today

All of the events are free, but a €70 hospitality package is available.

The Catalina flying boat.
The Catalina flying boat.
Image: JOE KEOGH

IF YOU LOOK up today around the Dublin or Wicklow areas and think you’ve seen a plane from World War II, you may just be right.

The Bray Air Display kicks off this morning, with more than 100,000 people expected to descend on the town over the weekend. They will be treated to gravity-defying fly overs and loop the loops – with a host of performances from homegrown and international talent.

There will be 18 total acts at the show, the 12th incarnation of the Bray Air Display.

Highlights will include both the oldest and newest Aer Lingus planes – the DC3 and Airbus A321 – performances from air teams from Ireland, the UK, Jordan and Norway and a flyover from the Catalina flying boat, a World War II-era surveillance craft capable of landing on water.

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As part of a Garda traffic management plan, road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the weekend with full details available here.

A number of park and ride car parks will be available for visitors over the two day event and organisers are making every effort to encourage visitors travelling by car to use these facilities.

However, the strong message to those planning on attending the event is to use public transport, allow extra time for the journey and plan to arrive early with 12 noon the ideal recommended arrival time.

Sé Pardy, Flight Director, Bray Air Display, said:

“The Bray Air Display is now firmly established as one of the country’s largest and most popular events – it really is a fantastic show that has to be seen to be believed. For those who haven’t been before – Bray is the place to be next weekend.

“To really enjoy the event and to ensure a stress-free journey we are encouraging spectators to use public transport and make a day of it by arriving early.”

All of the events are free, but a €70 hospitality package is available.

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