The Wales National Airshow held annually at Swansea Bay
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Wales Airshow cancelled for 2021

Organisers of the Wales Airshow have announced that the 2021 event has been cancelled. The airshow was due to take place in July along Swansea seafront but like many events, has fallen victim to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Airshow organisers Swansea Council say that the event will now return 2nd [read more]

Red Bull Air Race
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Former Red Arrow appointed to Air Racing panel

Former Red Arrows pilot, Kirsty Murphy has been appointed to the newly formed World Championship Air Race (WCAR) board’s advisory panel. Kirsty, who is still the only female to have been selected for and flown for the RAF Red Arrows, will advise the board on programmes designed to educate, inspire [read more]

Air Safety

AAIB sending team to Cumbria glider crash

The Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) is sending a team to the site of a glider accident in Cumbria. The aircraft crashed yesterday (7th August) near Kirkland Cumbria and is understood to have suffered substantial damage. The pilot is believed to have been the sole occupant.

Air Sports

Darth Vader to return to Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta have announced that they have raised enough money to bring the infamous Darth Vader balloon back to Bristol. The Star Wars based special shape was built by Bristol-based Cameron Balloons under a project with the codename “Head One” and unveiled in 2007. [read more]

Ben Murphy of Great Britain performs during the finals at the seventh round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on October 7, 2018.
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4th place for Ben Murphy in Indy Air Race

Britain’s Ben Murphy just missed out on a podium place when he finished 4th at the Indianapolis Air Race last weekend. The Blades Racing Team pilot got through to the final round of 4 after beating American Kirby Chambliss in the round of 8. That result saw Ben scored his [read more]