The Throckmorton Airshow has been cancelled. The airshow was due to be staged tomorrow, Saturday 11 June but the organisers have announced they are having to cancel because of increased insurance costs and new requirements that the Civil Aviation Authority have put in place on both organisers and pilots.
Despite the organisers submitting their initial application for a display approval to the CAA back in January of 2016, prior to the controversial ‘increase in charges’, permission was not forthcoming and has only been received this week, said the show organisers.
The liability and responsibilities placed on the FDD (Flying Display Director) & FCC (Flying Control Committee) as well as the event organisers personally, has resulted in substantial cost increases. As the show is held in aid of chosen charities, RAF Benevolent Fund and Midlands Air Ambulance, the organisers were left with no choice but to cancel. The risk of not being financially viable to cover costs and donate monies to their two selected charities, has been a leading element in the decision.
“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and helped towards the organisation of this year’s show,” said show organiser Samantha Jones, “We are truly gutted and have put our heart and soul into organising this but sadly everything feels against us and we can’t afford to take on the financial risks. For those whom have purchased tickets, refunds will be made in due course.”
Throckmorton Air Show