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Wales National Air Show - Team Raven confirmed!

Local daredevils have joined the line-up this summer's Wales Airshow in Swansea.

Team Raven, a formation aerobatic display team based in the Swansea area, will be performing at the free event on Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2.

Swansea Council is behind the Wales Airshow, with Swansea University on board as the event's key sponsor. The university is also sponsoring the Team Raven display.

Made up of Simon Shirley, Steve Lloyd, Barry Gwynnett, Gerald Williams, Ian Brett and Mark Southern, Team Raven fly RV aircraft.

As well as throughout the UK, Team Raven has also performed in Holland, Belgium, Spain and the Republic of Ireland.

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Major Projects, said: "We're very pleased to again confirm that Team Raven will be taking part in this summer's free Wales Airshow. Their participation shows how keen we are to celebrate and showcase local aerobatic talent, as well as aircraft and displays from across the world.

"The Airshow is now only just over two weeks away, so excitement is starting to build as the best free event of its kind in Wales edges ever closer.

"Combining top quality family-friendly entertainment in the skies and on the ground in the area of the promenade in Swansea, the Airshow is fantastic news for local people, local businesses and visitors to the city."

Other aircraft taking part in the Airshow include the Red Arrows, the Typhoon display team, the Bristol Blenheim, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Chinook display team, the Tigers parachute display team and Gyro Air Displays.

A dynamic timetable of display times for the Airshow will be fed into an Airshow App a few days before the event.

The App, which is sponsored by the Oxwich Bay Hotel, is now available and will be updated in real time to reflect changes in the event schedule and timings that may be caused by the weather and other factors.

Details of premium parking and park and ride for the Wales Airshow are also now available.