Tralee Bay Wetlands

The Rose of Tralee Festival Air Display wowed crowds at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre on August 19th.  Thousands of spectators turned up to watch the low flying aircrafts do their loops, spins and rolls and put on a fantastic show.  The Irish Coast Guard, who retired their 34-year-old Sikorsky S61N helicopter in July 2012, displayed their shining new Sikorsky S92. The Irish Air Corps had their Casa CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. 

The show opened with the red Gnat Jet, these beauties are the aircraft that the world renowned "Red Arrows" use for their air shows.  It was a breathtaking experience watching these aircraft at such close range.  Coast Guard HelicopterAircraftGnat JetGarda Helicopter coming in for landing