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Airport: EGNV Skylive Airshow 2016

Skylive Events have announced that, in the light of the recent tragic events at the Shoreham

Air Show and the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority to impose restrictions on the

operation of air shows, the decision has been taken to postpone the event scheduled to take

place at Durham Tees Valley Airport this Saturday, August 29th.

Skylive said today that they understood that many people would be disappointed by the

postponement but stressed that both they and airport believed it was the correct decision to

take in the current situation.

The event has now been rescheduled for Saturday, May 28th. Tickets issued for this weekend

will remain valid for next May and details will be announced shortly of the arrangements for

those people who wish to seek refunds.

Said Chris Petty of Skylive “Obviously this is not a decision we have taken lightly because

we appreciate that thousands of people were looking forward to having a great day out this


“We had put together an excellent programme of events but clearly the tragedy at Shoreham

has forced us to consider very carefully whether it would be right to go ahead.

“Together with the airport we have come to the conclusion that in the aftermath of Shoreham,

especially the restrictions announced by the CAA which would have seriously limited the

flying displays of the jet aircraft scheduled to take part—including the Avro Vulcan and the

aircraft from the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight—it would have significantly reduced the

quality of the central element of the event.

“That is why we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the show until next May

when hopefully we will know the outcome of the review of civil air display safety which the

CAA has now begun.

“We remain committed to delivering a high-quality event and that is what we will be working

on once we have resolved the matters which have to be addressed in the light of this

weekend’s postponement.”

Added Durham Tees Valley Airport Manager Shaun Woods “Everyone who has put so much

time and effort into preparing for the Air Show feels deeply disappointed that, as a result of

circumstances which no-one wished had happened and nobody could have foreseen, we have

had to take this difficult decision.

“However, together with Skylive, we feel it is the right decision. Safety always has to be our

primary concern and we feel the best course of action is to await the outcome of the CAA

review and any further measures that may be considered necessary.”

Location: Durham Tees Valley International Airport, Darlington, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Event date Saturday 28th May 2016 to Saturday 28th May 2016 Airport: EGNV


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