Portrush Airshow 2010

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Portrush Airshow 2010

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This years show has been cancelled. Money has been cited as the reason but it seems that the local shops and businesses are unhappy by the decision.
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Re: Portrush Airshow - Cancelled

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Looks like local shops and businesses have stepped in and saved the Portrush Airshow - great news.

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Businesses step in to save Portrush air show

The air show is one of the biggest events in the area's tourist season
Councillors in Coleraine have voted to hold the International Air Show after local businesses agreed to finance it.

Last month, the council said it was cancelling this year's show because it did not have the £70,000 to £80,000 it normally contributes.

However, the borough's chamber of commerce has agreed to cover the cost.

Lord Mayor Sandy Gilkinson said he was delighted to confirm that the event would take place at West Bay in Portrush in September.

He added: "On behalf of Coleraine Borough Council, I wish to thank the local business community and the chamber for coming together to save this spectacular event.

"It shows tremendous spirit in a difficult economic period."

Karen Yates, president of the Coleraine Borough Chamber of Commerce, said it was "fantastic news" for businesses along the north coast.

"It's not clear if businesses will have to finance the show in the future but we'll have to put a plan in place," she added.

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Re: Portrush Airshow - Cancelled

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HI Guys.

Does anyone have an insight to what is going to be on the flying bill this next month, Not much on the Website or Flyer . Looks to be a bit sparse this year when compared to previous years.

Heres whats listed on the NI Aviation forum:

Current line-up
Red Arrows (Saturday Only)
Tucano (Saturday Only)
Hawk
BBMF Dakota (Saturday Only)
Eurofighter
Jet Provost
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
Twister Duo

Any additional info would be appreciated.

cheers

George

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Re: Portrush Airshow - Cancelled

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The current line up looks like this, but please check the official website

Red Arrows (Saturday Only)
Tucano (Saturday Only)
Hawk
BBMF Dakota (Saturday Only)
Eurofighter
Jet Provost
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
Twister Duo
Vans RV7
Bucker Jungman
Messerschmitt 108
Supermarine Spitfire
Starduster Too
Antonov An-2
Edge 360
Nanchang

http://www.niinternationalairshow.co.uk/

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Re: Portrush Airshow - Cancelled

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Looks like a good airshow.

The thread starter might want to change the title, because of the airshow being saved it's now slightly misleading.....

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