Wings & Wheels Airshow: new CAA regulation being ‘immediately implemented’ following Shoreham tragedy

The Vulcan will be at Wings and Wheels airshow

The Vulcan will be at Wings and Wheels airshow

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Wings and Wheels airshow organisers have confirmed that the new CAA regulations on the performance of high energy aerobatics by vintage jet aircraft ‘are now being immediately implemented’.

The annual show, held at Dunsfold aerodrome, just over the border in Surrey, takes place this weekend (Saturday/Sunday August 29/30).

A statement on the Wings and Wheels website says: “Further to the announcement by the CAA [Civil Aviation Authority] today [Monday], introducing restrictions on the performance of high energy aerobatics by vintage jet aircraft, the new regulations are now being immediately implemented in relation to the Dunsfold Air Show.

“Whilst it will take a short time to work through the full programme, we are able to confirm that following discussions this afternoon with the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Vulcan XH558 will continue to participate at Wings & Wheels on both days, in full compliance with the new regulations, without high energy aerobatics.”

The organisers are currently assessing the impact of the new regulations on other displays due to be held over the two days.

An earlier statement addeds: “Our thoughts and prayers remain with all those involved in the tragic events at Shoreham on Saturday 22nd August and a minute’s silence at the start of the air displays at 11.30 on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August will be held in remembrance.”

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