boff180 wrote:This is terrible news!
Colin, can you tell us DE's reasoning for this at all?
Sunday will be very wet and rather windy, and turning much colder through the day.
Rick wrote:Oldtower wrote:
+ 1 tbc on the day!
DanO1978 wrote:I trust the local papers are on the case? This threat to an event which boosts the local economy is a strong news story - especially at Election time...
Oldtower wrote:Hi all - as you will have seen the DE had at 36hrs prior to showset up almost kyboshed the show. Myself & my father and the merry band of volunteers were choked at this decision & i won't say exactly how i feel right now, because that would be wrong - but to say myself & my father and one other memeber of the team have tried over a 72 hour period to negotiate.. as have many others in much higher places.
My decision was today after a final battle (which at least allowed the Military heli's in from Benson - two users of the airfield!!!) aswell as a few others to come from the base - the A109 & UH60 is still coming too!
My decision was to extend the Flying Display without a shadow of a doubt to help rememdy the situation, to now nearly being a 4 hour afternoon flying display sched which with alot of thinking and re-planning (again) 7 hopeful re-accomodating at nearby airfields i have produced the following:
Jet Provost T3
Swifts Glider Team
R' Neth F16
RAF VC10 (flythru's)
RAF C17 (Flythru)
And of course the Air Ambulance EC135 flythru's - to which we do the show for to which now i will ask if they can operate from us being as the non fixed wingers operating!
This has taken abit of juggling but there we go... the best i can do at short notice,
The full ground side will still carry on & Flying Display will start now around 1230ish... rather than 1.30...
Thanks for the many calls of support!
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