Portrush is a small coast town located on
an elevated rock projecting in to the north Atlantic Ocean and hence provides
a great vantage point for any airshow goer with excellent photo opportunities.
The show itself – organized by the brilliant Waddington Airshow
team – was great too, with a wide variety of aircraft and helicopters.
The highlight no doubt being the two Lancaster display. Our good friends
from the Huey and Loach operated from the local tennisclub only a 5 minute
walk away from the hotel. During the airshow the wide beach is blocked
off and serves as an emergency runway.
On the way home the Monday morning we were asked by Belfast ATC to make
a low approach and go around at Belfast Aldergrove airport, which we of
course happily obliged to ;-) .
We had a great time indeed in Northern Ireland with thanks to Roger Steele,
Paul Sall and to Coleraine Borough Council. Also many thanks to Paul Kolbe
and Jason Phelan for sharing their photographs!