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The Irish Air Corps will colour the skies above the Liffey today

The Irish Aviation Authority’s #AviationIreland weekend take place this Saturday and Sunday.

90413543_90413543 Irish Air Corps at last year's 1916 Centenary Commemoration. Source: RollingNews.ie

THE PEOPLE OF Dublin City are in for a treat this morning as the Irish Air Corps aerobatic display team is set to fly along the River Liffey at 11am.

In preparation for the upcoming Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) weekend, five Air Corps PT-9 aircrafts will fly in close formation over the city centre this morning, leaving a smoke trail in the sky over the river.

To mark the IAA’s aviation weekend, two air shows are taking place in Limerick and Wicklow.

Limerick is hosting the Foynes Air Display this Saturday, while the Bray Air Display is taking place on both Saturday and Sunday – this will be Bray’s 12th annual air display.

90425610_90425610 Bray Air Display 2016 Source: Sam Boal via Rolling News

Chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority, Eamonn Brennan said:

“The Bray Display has been a phenomenal success over the last couple of years.

Aviation is a hugely important economic driver for our country.

“This year under the IAA’s Aviation Ireland campaign we are supporting not just one but two spectacular air shows over the same weekend at Foynes and at Bray – making this year an extra special one for fans of aviation across Ireland.”

Over the weekend, 40 aircrafts and 12 jets are set to take to the skies.

Aviation enthusiasts from around the world will perform over the two days, with displays from the Royal Jordanian Falcons, the Catalina, the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight and the British Spitfire and Seafire, to name but a few.

90425611_90425611 Bray Air Display 2016 Source: Sam Boal via Rolling News

With 140,000 people in attendance at the Bray Air Display last summer, local gardaí and Wicklow County Council have prepared a traffic management plan to help minimise disruption for local residents.

Bray Air Display’s flight director Sé Pardy is calling for anyone who is planning to attend the event to use public transport and arrive early in the day to avoid any issues.

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.

“There is so much to enjoy. It really is a fantastic show that has to be seen to be believed,” Pardy said.

90425602_90425602 Bray Air Display 2016 Source: Sam Boal via Rolling News

The IAA is a commercial, semi-state company, which manages the regulation of the Irish civil aviation industry.

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