Due to the unusually heavy rainfall, a decision was made by the organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire to cancel the airshow on both Saturday, July 12 and Sunday July 13.
The decision was taken following lengthy discussions between the organisers, police and other safety services. It was based on concerns for our visitors and the disappointing conclusion was that we could not fully safeguard them.
Despite a huge effort by everyone involved to improve the conditions of the waterlogged public car parks, it became clear by mid-afternoon July 12 that significant areas of the fields and of the showground were unusable.
Air Tattoo Director Tim Prince said: “We have been working around the clock to improve the conditions on the airfield and in the car parks but unfortunately we have run out of time.
“Many people will be desperately disappointed but I would like to assure them that we have tried everything possible within the time available.” (source: www.airtattoo.com)