Synopsis of ground attractions 2017. Watch this space for ground attractions 2018!
Bring a chair and view from the sandy beach
Once again Air Waves Portrush is so much more than two days of free air displays. Both days will have a busy and varied programme of ground entertainment and attractions including a event on the water in nearby Portstewart.
Static Helicopter Display (recreation grounds at Ramore Head
Royal Navy Wildcat (both days)
The Vietnam Pair: Bell Huey and Hughes Loach (both days)
The Motor Village
The STEM Village – technology and careers
Star Wars characters – all areas
Sometimes sinister, sometimes fun, but always ready for a selfie!
Ulster Aviation Society Exhibit and Marquee – Village South
Climb into the cockpit of a Cold War bomber and discover at close quarters the exotic lines of a legendary Spitfire fighter. Or pack the kids into a helicopter for a photo while they enjoy a ground-bound flight of fancy! Inside the large marquee you’ll discover exhibits which open a window into Northern Ireland’s amazing aviation heritage, with stories of the people who made it all happen. You’ll find a wide display of books and souvenirs as well to take home and remind you of a great weekend in the realm of flight. Our attendants are at hand inside and out to guide through that magical world. When your eyes stray from the sky-fest above, be sure to pay us a visit—and bring the children along for a first-hand experience at the aircraft controls.
Also in attendance at the marquee is aviation historian Jonny McNee, with information and authentic exhibits which portray the amazing story of the Donegal Spitfire.
Armed Forces Village – Village South
Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market – Village North
Ulster Gliding Club
Wartime Living History Association – Village North
Model Aircraft Club
Fun Zone – Village South and Village North
Trade Stalls and Exhibition Units – Village South and Village North
Downtown/ Cool FM Roadcaster
Q Radio Roadcaster