The Newcastle Festival of Flight returns to Newcastle, Co Down in 2018 on Saturday 11th August 2018 and a proposed extension (subject to final approval) for more air displays on Sunday 12th August, providing amazing air displays, exhibitions, live music, street entertainment and so much more.
Now in its 9th year the Airshow attracts 100,00 people annually to the town with fast jets such as the Red Arrows and Eurofighter Typhoon, cold war era classics like the Hawker Hunter, F86 Sabre and Vulcan XH558 along with World War II iconic aircraft such as the Lancaster Bomber, Bristol Blenheim, Spitfire and P51 Mustang’s attending the show over the past number of years.
The Airshow started in 2010 as the ‘Harry Ferguson Festival of Flight’ marking the 100th anniversary of the very first official powered flight in Ireland, made in 1910 over the sands of Newcastle, Co Down by Harry Ferguson, Northern Ireland’s most celebrated engineer and inventor.
Note – Please do not send us requests asking us to book aircraft, we have no involvement in the scheduling/booking and are solely an information page. All requests should go to Down District Councils Down Festivals Department.
Getting to Newcastle
Newcastle is served by Translink/Ulster bus with regular buses to and from Newcastle from Belfast, Newry, Lisburn and Downpatrick. Click here for their website and timetables
Coming from Belfast direction – Follow the A24 road to Carryduff and take the right hand turn at the round a bout following the A24 south through Ballynahinch, Clough and Dundrum until you reach Newcastle.
Coming from Dublin (And Newry) – Follow the motorway North until Newry and find the A25 towards Mayobridge/Hilltown. Follow the signs for Newcastle through to Bryansford, turn left towards Newcastle after driving through the town and keep following the road until you reach Newcastle.