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Romantic marriage proposal kicks off Bray Air Display

An estimated 80,000 people are expected to turn up at Bray seafront this afternoon.

Hawker Hunter T7
Hawker Hunter T7

Updated 19.20

SPECTATORS AT THE Bray Air Display were treated some some pretty spectacular feats of flying this afternoon.

For many a highlight of the event was a display by the Patrouille Suisse, the acrobatic flying branch of the Swiss Airforce.

Flying in formation with the group for part of their display was Aer Lingus pilot Capt. Paul Scully.

One Twitter user managed to capture some of the acrobatics first hand.


hawker hunter aircraft Hawker Hunter T7 Source:

This followed a good start to the day for one young couple.

Noel decided to use the day that was in it to propose to his girlfriend Ciara with a giant banner strapped to the back of a plane.

“Ciara will you marry me, Noel” flew across the blue sky over Bray today.

What did she say?

Bray Air Display said congratulations are in order.

marriage message Source: Oliver O'Flanagan

As the show got underway an estimated 80,000 people descended on the seaside town.

The show featured aircraft from the Irish Air Corps and the Swiss Air Force.

bray Source: Bray Air Spectacular

Traffic was busy in and out of the town this afternoon, with Iarnród Eireann earlier warning that demand on the train service would be heavy, but that extra trains would be in operation. There was also road and parking restrictions in the town.

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- First published 14.31

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