Air Waves Portrush will go ahead as planned on the weekend of September 5th-6th and will not be affected by the tragic events at Shoreham last Saturday.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has secured the services of aviation and air show specialists to ensure that Air Waves Portrush conforms to the Civilian Aviation Authority and United Kingdom Military Regulations in all aspects of air show safety.
The event has a robust event safety plan, which has been exercised across all Causeway Coast and Glens Borough agencies. The event plan and contingency planning is reviewed regularly, guided by the local Emergency Services.
Richard Baker, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Director, said: “The event adheres to all civil and military air show regulations and is overseen by a team who has experience in a large number of air shows and ground events. The Air Waves flying display is carried out in a controlled environment, and is predominantly over water which is a significant risk mitigation factor.
“At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who have lost their lives or are injured in Shoreham.”