TSIA 2017 - Airshow lineup starts to form

This is always an exciting time of the year. In September (last year) we applied for our main RAF aircraft and now we have had confirmation of some fantastic flying for #ScotAir17
For 3 years we have tried to get the RAF Lancaster to the Scottish International Airshow. In 2014 the weather meant our star appearance of the world’s only 2 Lancasters did not happen at the Ayr Low Green. In 2015 she had an engine fire and was grounded for most of the air display season. In 2016 she had a technical problem when starting and never made it to our great display.
The RAF just love the support you give the Scottish International Airshow and have allocated us the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for Saturday 2nd September. That means you can hear the wonderful roar of the 4 Merlin engines of the Lancaster as well as those of the Spitfire and Hurricane.

Recognising that she has not yet managed to display with us the Lancaster will stay at Prestwick overnight and fly a 2nd display on Sunday 3rd September!! 2 appearances by this historic aircraft are going to be wonderful for us all to see and hear.

Look out Ayr seagulls - the Typhoon is coming back.  Last year the Typhoon was credited with chasing the seagulls away for Ayr town centre for 2 days. While the Typhoon was doing her roaring display Ayr’s seagulls packed up and went inland for a couple of days. The awesome Typhoon will fly on both days of #ScotAir17 on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September.
In 2016 we welcomed the RAF Falcons parachute team for the very first time. They did a great show dropping down on to Ayr beach and we are very excited to have them back for both Saturday and Sunday. Their precision flying of the parachutes is a real treat to watch.

The Tutor is the RAF’s basic trainer and we welcome the chance to see it put through its aerobatic paces on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s a lovely aeroplane and all of today’s RAF pilots start their training on the Tutor. They then go through advanced training and on to one of the front line types. It will be great to see the Tutor at #ScotAir17

Without doubt one of the biggest draws on the worldwide Airshow circuit are the Red Arrows. They are in huge demand across the world and are not long back from several months long touring of the Far East. Having had a little time off the lads have been practicing their 2017 routines and we are truly delighted to announce the RAF Red Arrows will be the highlight of #ScotAir17 on Sunday 3rd September. We know the Reds and their whole team love coming to Ayr and the tens of thousands who turn out to watch them are sure to be thrilled by their 2017 display routine.

The Scottish International Airshow is free to attend on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September because of the great support we get from out sponsors and partners South Ayrshire Council, EventScotland, Spirit Aerosystems, Launch Digital, Heineken and UTC Aerosystems. They have given us the ability to bring world class aerobatic teams to Scotland. Our great partners at Glasgow Prestwick Airport will be hosting the aircraft over the weekend and their skilled ATC team will help us put on a wonderful show at #ScotAir17

We have responded to requests over the years and designed some areas for families and those who want extra comfort or facilities. Tickets for these areas can be purchased at https://www.tsia.scot/tickets/ ALL proceeds from all ticket sales go directly to the Airshow and help us bring you the very best and most exciting family event in Scotland.

More exciting announcements in the pipeline!

Red Arrows Confirmed as 2017 Airshow Highlight

The Royal Airforce are coming back to The Scottish International Airshow in fantastic style. Highlights of their participation are

  • The RAF Falcons parachute team - Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
  • RAF Typhoon Fighter - Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
  • The Battle of Britain memorial flight - Lancaster Hurricane Spitfire - Saturday 2nd September
  • The Lancaster solo display - Sunday 3rd September
  • The Grob Tutor aerobatic display - Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September
  • The Red Arrows will finish the airshow with their appearance on Sunday 3rd September

Airshow Song Winner

The Scottish International Airshow 2017 is just months away! We are overwhelmed by the support you've shown before we've even been able to announce some aircraft (more on that shortly!), so from all of the TSIA team, thank you!

Tickets for all specialist areas are available from our website - www.tsia.scot

Music by - Noah - winner of the 2016 Anthem of the Airshow competition - sponsored by Zisys Events

The Song for the Airshow Contest

The Scottish International Airshow is more than just an air display – it is an event for all of the family with so much happening on the ground, as well as in the sky. Now in its third year, The Scottish International Airshow has seen a small entertainment arena evolve into a live music event, and we have seen the event on Planes TV, and heard it on the Airshow Radio.

With the Airshow becoming even bigger, we’re now expanding our reach for our radio station – and every good radio station needs a theme song, and a jingle. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for musicians to write a Song for the Scottish International Airshow 2016 that will be used in our promotional videos, airplay, and on the website on the lead up to the event, as well as over the weekend on the Airshow Radio station. You would also perform in our pavilions to our premium ticket holders, family ticket holders, and our VIP guests.

You would ALSO win

  • A recording session at Rocket Science Studios in Glasgow with top keyboard player and music producer, Michael Bannister.
  • And £500!

All you need to do is send a demo of you song to us, which will then be judged by a panel of music industry professionals. There are a few conditions to enter:

  • The song must be themed around flight, flying, or aviation.
  • No profanity
  • Performers must be available to perform at The Scottish International Airshow on the 2nd and 3rd September 2016.
  • Airshow (Scotland) Ltd would reserve the right to edit the song for radio jingle versions, and use the song on the Airshow Radio Station powered by West FM for no additional royalties

Please submit all entries via Soundcloud using a private link via email to Cal Reid, Assistant Event Manager ([email protected]) by 30th June 2016.

The demo doesn’t need to be a polished version – but please make it as clear as possible, and send a brief description of the song and your vision for the final product along with your submission! Good luck!

Ayrshire Daily News Interview

In an interview with Euan Ruddick of Ayrshire Daily News, Event Manager Doug Maclean talks about the Scottish International Airshow’s promotional launch.

"We’re very enthusiastic about what we’ve planned for 2016 knowing we will continue to excite and wow the crowds with some of the most amazing aircraft, pilots and displays they will ever see. The acts we have coming along are truly world-class and the fact they all want to come and take part in our event shows that the Airshow has continued to grow from strength to strength. We’re very lucky to have some incredible sponsors, without whom the event simply couldn’t happen – South Ayrshire Council, Event Scotland, Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Virgin Media – and we are grateful for their support. We’re also indebted to the thousands of people who come along and we would encourage anyone planning a trip to the Scottish International Airshow to check out the great value packages we have on offer this year. But don’t wait too long as numbers are limited!"

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Airshow Gets CAA Thumbs-up

The Scottish Airshow is given the thumbs up to fly, following The Civil Aviation Authority’s review of the Shoreham airshow crash. The CAA has recommended new safety measures include increasing the minimum altitude for ex-military jet aircraft performing aerobatic manoeuvres. Doug Mclean, one of the organisers of the Airshow, which will be held at Ayr Low Green on 2nd and 3rd September, says:

"We are very supportive of the CAA review and have participated through the British Air Display Association. The airshow venue, at Ayr seafront, is one of the most attractive and suitable in the UK, as the displays are performed over water. Our flying display director, Mike Woods, is a highly experienced aerobatic pilot and display director. Mike and the CAA are very confident that we are already compliant with the requirements of the CAA for this and future airshows."