GALLERY Foynes Air Show

GALLERY Foynes Air Show

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The Yak Team take part in the main airshow as 15,000 turned up for the centrepiece of the celebrations involving up 30 different aircraft.  Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.
The Yak Team take part in the main airshow as 15,000 turned up for the centrepiece of the celebrations involving up 30 different aircraft. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.

An estimated 20,000 people gathered along the banks of the Shannon Estuary at the weekend to witness two days of daredevil aerobatics display to mark the 75th anniversary of the first transatlantic commercial flight from Ireland.

The busiest weekend ever for Foynes was a fitting tribute to the milestone anniversary of the famous flight that saw the Pan American Airways ‘Yankee Clipper’ land at first ‘Shannon Airport’, the then seaplane port in the West Limerick town – in July 1939.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Transport Minister Leo Varadkar were among those to pack into Foynes for two days of celebrations.

All images by Sean Curtin.




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