THE inaugural Cobh Air Spectacular has been postponed until August 2021.
Organisers were bowled over by the level of national and international interest following the launch and, as a result, the event has become much bigger than originally anticipated.
In a statement, they said they are pushing back the date to facilitate a number of international fleets, which will, in turn, attract many overseas visitors to the region.
Those involved say this is a huge opportunity to showcase Cork and to establish Cobh and the lower harbour as a regular venue for a world-class air show, so they want to ensure the most successful event possible.
The event has already attracted dozens of aircraft, such the AeroSuperBatics Wing walkers, The STRIKEMASTERS, Team Raven, Jet Display teams, Historical aircrafts, the coastguard and RNLI.
More announcements are expected to be made over the coming months.
The event was originally scheduled to take place on July 12, 2020, with organisers saying it could attract up to 100,000 spectators
Storm 10 wrote: »
There is not a hope in hell of anything happening in this Country regarding Air Shows, could you imagine NEPHET allowing them to happen, they have announced this morning in the UK that they cannot rule out more lockdowns there. God I would love a good air show.
Dohvolle wrote: »
It all depends on how quick the vaccine rollout happens.
Storm 10 wrote: »
Just been announced that we are in for another 9 weeks of lockdown
Bray 2022 has some nice acts to announce. Hopefully the 2nd lot use Baldonnel and don’t just fly in and out of the U.K.
The way I'm reading Brays website is that the Saturday is ground day only, and Sunday is the only airshow day. If so, thats a step backwards.
Cobh Air Spectacular seems to be dead in the water. Website gone. Shame, as that had serious potential.