Late this evening Mike Higgins received an update from the United States Air Force. Unfortunately, the B-52 aircraft that was planned to fly over Jersey airport and the Island at 1400 on Wednesday 11th has developed a technical fault. Parts have been ordered from the United States but will not arrive in the UK till early evening and therefore they will be unable to undertake the flyby as planned . They send their apologies to the Island and sincerely hope they will be able to participate next year.
The Jersey Air Display team are disappointed, however, we know from experience that complicated military jets do break down. In all aspects of aviation, safety is paramount.
The ramp is filling up nicely, the MIG, Sabre, Tunnan, Draken, Viggen, Huey, Loach, AN2 and a Boeing Stearman mean that half of this year’s line up are already on island. Work commenced this afternoon on the construction of the ‘Aviation Village’, which promises to be bigger and better than last year’s, with plenty to keep the young , and young at heart entertained and informed.
Gates to the Static will open at 2pm as planned, but please be advised that latest entry is 7pm and the gates will close at 7:30pm.