2016 Airshow Cancelled
IT’S with great regret that Mostyn Estates Ltd has decided to cancel this year’s Llandudno Air Show, but are hopeful that it will be reinstated in 2017.
The air show was scheduled to be staged over the May Bank Holiday weekend, but new regulations governing such events from the Civil Aviation Authority following a fatal accident at the Shoreham Air Show in Sussex last year, have significantly influenced the decision to cancel it.
Edward Hiller, managing director of land owners Mostyn Estates Ltd who organise the event in aid of armed forces charities, and to provide an early season attraction for local people and visitors to the resort, said the decision to cancel this year’s show hadn’t been taken lightly but the timescale to allow the implementation of all the new rules was too short.
He commented: “A number of factors have led us to this decision. The key one being the recently published CAA regulations following the accident at Shoreham last summer. We will need to review how these new requirements would impact on ours and other displays over the course of the year, though we are hopeful we will be able to resume a show at Llandudno in 2017.
“Naturally, we are extremely disappointed to have to make this announcement, and would like to thank the Royal Air Force, Blind Veterans UK, the technical team and display pilots for their continuing support.”