Despite gusting winds thousands enjoy spectacular feats of flying at Baldonnel air show.

The Aer Rianta Air Show at Baldonnel County Dublin attracts huge crowds.

The organisers estimate that a hundred thousand people turned up at Baldonnel military air base despite over night rain and gusting winds.

Winds of up to 55 miles per hour forced pilots to reassess their schedule during the air display with some cutting their displays short to avoid any accidents.  Some gliders and light aircraft had to cancel altogether. 

One of the highlights of the show was Richard Goode in his Russian Yak 50, a model which won the world arobatic championships twice. Other highlights included the German Alpha Jet and the French aerobatic team 'La Patrouille de France' giving a spectacular display of head on passes, cluster bursts and exacting fly-passes in their alpha jets.

The spectators were treated to more than five hours entertainment.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 August 1988. The reporter is Joe O'Brien.