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Red Arrows thrill 200,000 at Portrush

By Nevin Farrell

Published 07/09/2015

Air Waves Portrush 2015: Wingtip and in-cockpit cameras during The Blades display.
Air Waves Portrush 2015: Wingtip and in-cockpit cameras during The Blades display.
Air Waves Portrush 2015: Wingtip and in-cockpit cameras during The Blades display. Photo: The Blades
Air Waves Portrush 2015: Wingtip and in-cockpit cameras during The Blades display. Photo: The Blades
Air Waves Portrush 2015: Wingtip and in-cockpit cameras during The Blades display. Photo: The Blades
Air Waves Portrush 2015: Wingtip and in-cockpit cameras during The Blades display. Photo: The Blades
Air Waves Portrush 2015: Wingtip and in-cockpit cameras during The Blades display. Photo: The Blades
The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend's Air Waves Portrush. Photo: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The Irish Coast Guard performing at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The Irish Coast Guard performing at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The Irish Coast Guard performing at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The Vulcan performing at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The Vulcan performing at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The Wild Geese sky dive team performing at this weekends Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrushs eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the worlds most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The Huey and Loach helicopters performing at this weekends Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrushs eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the worlds most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The Muscle Biplane performing at this weekends Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrushs eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the worlds most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The Irish Coastguard performs at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekends Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrushs eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the worlds most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekends Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrushs eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the worlds most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekends Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrushs eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the worlds most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekends Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrushs eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the worlds most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekends Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrushs eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the worlds most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 The RAF Red Arrows perform at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 Members of the public enjoying the stellar line-up at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 Members of the public enjoying the stellar line-up at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 Helicopters arriving during the stellar line-up at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 Stall owners arriving with their products during the stellar line-up at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 Members of the public enjoying the stellar line-up at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Kevin Scott / Presseye Saturday 5th September 2015, Portrush, Northern Ireland - Airwaves Portrush 2015 Members of the public enjoying the stellar line-up at this weekend??s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush??s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world??s most famous aviation attractions. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 Will Smyth enjoying the stellar line-up at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 Will Smyth enjoying the stellar line-up at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 Mark, Sarah and Jessica Sloan enjoying the stellar line-up at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th September 2015 Members of the public enjoying the stellar line-up at this weekend?s Air Waves Portrush. Organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, over 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon Portrush?s eastern shoreline for two days of thrilling flying displays by some of the world?s most famous aviation attractions. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye .

An estimated record crowd of 200,000 crammed into Portrush at the weekend and were treated to two appearances from the world-famous Red Arrows.

Organisers of the Air Waves airshow hailed the event as a flyaway success.

The only flying Vulcan XH558 in the world mesmerised the crowds on Saturday with its last ever appearance here, before being permanently grounded.

One of the most iconic single-seat strike fighters, the SAAB Viggen 'Thunderbolt' jet fighter, provided a thrilling show of power and sound with its first ever display on the island of Ireland on the second day of the show.

The star of Hollywood blockbuster, Memphis Belle, the 'Sally B' B17 Flying Fortress, was also present.

Yesterday's airshow drew to a poignant close by commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

There was a Royal British Legion Poppy Drop which saw poppies rain down on spectators.

The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Margaret McLaughlin.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Margaret McLaughlin.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Margaret McLaughlin.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Margaret McLaughlin.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Margaret McLaughlin.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Margaret McLaughlin.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
The RAF's Red Arrows and B-17 bomber Sally B made memorable appearances on the final day of the Portrush airshow. Pic: Kevin Scott / Presseye.

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