Organisers planning an air show for Tramore next autumn are to be invited to present their ideas to a meeting of the local Town Council.

As already reported in this newspaper, plans are afoot to stage the show along the seafront, provisionally on August 30 next, a Sunday.

Among those behind the proposal is Mr Michael Nolan, an Air Traffic Controller at Waterford Airport. He has written to both Tramore Town Council and Waterford County Council seeking support for the venture which would cost an estimated €60,000 to stage. Permission is also required for use of The Promenade as a viewing area.

Mr Nolan believes the event could attract up to 40,000 spectators and generate close to €400,000 for the local economy.

The subject was raised at the Town Council’s January meeting by Cllr Joe Conway who said it seemed like an exciting prospect.

Cllr Lola O’Sullivan suggested inviting both the organisers and Tramore Tourism representatives to their next meeting to debate the issue.

Town Manager Brian White pointed out that the latter body was planning a Surf and Sea Festival and suggested that maybe the two events could be linked.