Marking the start of an amazing calendar of events this summer, Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) organisers have announced an exciting line-up of attractions for the show making for a great day out for all the family.
Taking place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2012, visitors to the public weekend of the world famous Airshow will be able to not only witness an amazing 5 ½ hour flying spectacular and static aircraft display, but they can also enjoy a host of show features that promises to keep visitors young and old entertained and informed all day.
Visitors to the show will be among the first to witness the future of space travel with Virgin Galactic who will be presenting a unique exhibit at the Farnborough Airshow. The world’s first ‘spaceline’, it will be able to offer passengers the opportunity to experience sub-orbital travel.
Other highlights for this year’s show include the ‘In The Zone’ Touring Exhibition - the Wellcome Trust’s major UK-wide initiative linked to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The experience will provide a fun, free and fascinating way for visitors to discover how their bodies work during sport, activity movement and rest.
Further attractions of the public weekend of FIA 2012 include the Hornby Airfix Roadshow and, making a return appearance for the 2012 show, Team Extreme, the world-class skateboard, BMX and inline skate display team, will once again be enthralling with their dare-devil stunts and tricks across the two days of the public show. This year they will also be bringing their amazing break dance show. Featuring the famous Funkstylerz, the specialist dance collective will a produce jaw dropping explosive show including bboy break dancing, popping, locking, robot, house, freestyle, old school hip hop, new school and acrobatics.
The future generation of pilots, engineers and scientists is another key feature of this year’s public weekend. The Innovation Zone will host a variety of interactive exhibits and demonstrations showcasing technology that could feature in the aircraft of the future. The Zone will also spotlight the Boeing and Royal Aeronautical Society' (RAeS) Schools Build-a-Plane Challenge and will host the unveiling of Hampshire-based Yateley School’s winning aircraft.
The Space Zone will also inform and enlighten, with exhibits from the UK Space Agency and its European counterparts, the Zone will show how space technologies shape our world today and how space exploration helps us understand the universe and broaden our horizons.
Tickets can be purchased now from www.farnborough.com, with some great money saving offers on advance purchases. Children under 16 years of age are admitted free, when accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult.Speaking about the public weekend of the Farnborough International Airshow 2012, Amanda Stainer, Exhibitions & Events Director for Farnborough International Ltd, the Airshow organisers, said: “We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the public weekend upholds the Airshow’s traditions, being informative as well as an entertaining day out for all the family. We have bought in some terrific new attractions and a superb collection of aircraft both flying and on static display. We are pleased to confirm that the event will once again feature ‘Kids Go Free’ and with the majority of rides and attractions onsite also free, FIA makes for a great value-for-money day out.”
Ends – 9 May 2012
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About Farnborough International Ltd
Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) is a subsidiary company of ADS, the UK’s trade organisation advancing AeroSpace, Defence and Security industries. FIL has a three-strand business as the organiser of the Farnborough International Airshow, operator of Farnborough International Venue and Events (FIVE), and as international consultants for civil, defence and business aviation events such as India Aviation and Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS).
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