CarFest South 2015 air displays cancelled

Organisers of CarFest have announced that there will be no air display programme at CarFest South 2015, following Saturday’s tragic events at Shoreham Airshow when a 1950s Hawker Hunter plane came down mid display, causing multiple fatalities.

Organisers said: “This decision has been taken both as a mark of respect and in consideration of the airshow review announced by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We send our heartfelt condolences to all of those affected by the terrible incident on Saturday.”

The CAA said that flying displays by vintage jets will be “significantly restricted until further notice” following the Shoreham disaster.

CarFest organisers added: “We hope to hold future air events at future festivals and would like to offer our support and good wishes to the air display community.”

“A flypast by the Gnat Display team honouring Kevin Whyman who lost his life during a display at CarFest North is still planned to go ahead on Saturday afternoon and will be accompanied by a minute’s silence in honour of Kevin and the victims of the Shoreham Air Show.”