Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to gather along the East Coast this July for the country's largest free air show - the Air Spectacular as part of Bray Summerfest. In 2012, over 80,000 people enjoyed the event.

The event kicks off at 3.30pm sharp. During the 140 minute aerial show, spectators will be treated to close formation aerobatics, beach parachuting, search and rescue demonstrations at sea, pirouette spins, knife edge rolls and nose-down spiral descents. The air show is heading for its seventh year and the display director, Sé Pardy from Simtech, is promising another crowd-pleasing line-up for all the family. "We're delighted to welcome top Irish and international aviation acts to Ireland in 2013 - the year of 'The Gathering'".

As part of An Garda Síochana's traffic management plan for the Air Spectacular, spectators are strongly advised to arrive in Bray as early as possible and to use the DART or other public transport services. More information around the Air Spectacular is available from www.airspectacular.com or www.braysummerfest.com. Commemorative brochures with pilot profiles will be on sale throughout the day.