Midhurst festival cancels flying display as mark of respect after Shoreham Airshow tragedy

The Turbulent Tigers
The Turbulent Tigers

MADHURST has cancelled its planned flying display by a team of Tiger Moths on Bank Holiday Monday as a mark of respect after the Shoreham Airshow disaster.

Alison Procter, spokesman for the organising committee of Midhurst’s ten day festival of music, art and drama said: “We regretfully announce the cancellation of the flying display by The Turbulent Tigers after consultation with Chichester District Council, The flight manager at Dunsfold Airfield and the Turbulent Tigers themselves who are also in talks with the Civil Aviation Authority.

“We do this as a mark of respect to those who are affected by the Shoreham Airshow disaster, to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.”

She said there was also much uncertainty over what the new regulations on flying shows would be: “and we would not want to put anyone at risk or put our emergency services under any undue pressure at this difficult time.

“Our Lions Club sponsors are in full agreement of this decision.”

All the other events on the Grand Finale Day, Monday August 31, will go ahead as planned including the Carnival Procession which starts at midday.

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