The much anticipated International Ayr Show - Festival of Flight is almost here.

Set to take place in Ayr over the weekend of September 8 to 10, thousands of visitors are expected to head to the South Ayrshire coastline to enjoy the airborne celebrations.

The last air show held in the area was in 2018 as no annual show was held in 2019.

Covid-19 disruptions then cancelled all hope of the festival going ahead in 2020 and 2021.

In 2022, South Ayrshire Council decided to invest £300,000 per year over the next five years, bringing the much-loved festival back to Ayr.

And next weekend all eyes will be on the sky as the Festival of Flight gets underway.

On the Friday night, prepare for take-off from 7pm to 9.15pm as the show begins.

On Saturday, flights will continue from 1.15pm to 6pm with a full card of amazing aerodynamics on show.

The two days of flight will be accompanied by a festival village featuring a Healing Zone, merchandise stalls, aviation art display, cinema screening, a creative, and much more. 

Food and drink stalls will also be available in the festival village.

The festival village will run from 4pm to 9.15pm on the Friday, 12pm to 6pm on the Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on the Sunday.

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The Festival of Flight will showcase some of the best aerial displays around, with flight teams from all over the world making their way to Ayr to wow the audiences.

The line-up includes:

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

The Red Arrows

The Royal Air Force's Typhoon

Starlings Aerobatic Display Team

Airborne Pyrotechnics

Calidus Autogyro

Team RaVen

Hamish Mitchell and Wee DRAM

RAF Chinook Display Team

Strike Master Pair

Bronco Demo Team

Gazelle Squadron

For more information on the upcoming event, click here