Crowd-thrilling manoeuvres expected at the Westport Airshow on Sunday

Spectacular aerobatics are expected above the skies of Westport, with a series of technically demanding and crowd-thrilling manoeuvres at the Westport Airshow on Sunday. ?The fun starts at 1pm and will include a fun fair, food and craft markets, live music, street theatre, face painting and visitors can even experience the Wild Atlantic Way from the sky by taking a helicopter pleasure flight from Westport House.

Then from 3pm spectators will be treated to an aviation spectacle so expect gravity-defying aerobatics, smoke-filled displays and synchronised routines from some of the best display teams in the world. "To get the most out of the Westport Airshow we are encouraging visitors to arrive early and plan their trip in advance,” said Tom Gilligan, director of services at Mayo County Council.

In conjunction with An Garda Síochána, Mayo County Council and respective statutory bodies there will be a comprehensive traffic management plan in place which aims to minimise disruption to local residents, get visitors in and out of Westport as quickly and safely as possible. A number of road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the day. Full traffic restrictions including local access, motorists travel advice, accessibility, parking information and a site map can be found at www.westportairshow.com/trafficmanagementplan "We look forward to welcoming thousands to Westport on May 14 for the airshow. Why not soak up the atmosphere from 1pm as there's plenty of family entertainment at this great event,” added Mr Gilligan.

All display aircraft will take off from Ireland West Airport with a dedicated Air Traffic Control onsite at Westport Quay. The display line will run parallel to the Quay from west to east over Gallom.

Keep up to date with the latest event news by checking out the website: www.westportairshow.com, following the event on Twitter twitter.com/WestportAirshow or like them on www.facebook.com/WestportAirshow All events and activities are subject to change without notice and may be dependent on weather.

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