RAF to complete full review of Waddington Air Show

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After announcing the cancellation of the 2015 Waddington Air Show, the Ministry of Defence has decided to carry out a full review of its air show commitments.

As previously reported, the 2015 air show will not take place at Waddington as £35 million runway works are scheduled at the base from September for 59 weeks.

An online petition was started as concerns for the shows safety mounted. The petition now has over 3,000 signatures.

However, the MOD is also looking into its commitments to air shows across the country.

A statement from the Station Commander at RAF Waddington said: “I am immensely proud of the effort Station personnel have contribute to this year’s Air Show both in the months leading up to the event and on the day.

“It is very much regretted that due to essential work due to be undertaken to refurbish the runway at RAF Waddington, the Station will be unable to put on an Air Show next year (2015).

“Due to this work and the movement of the RAF from our other air show location (RAF Leuchars in Scotland), the RAF has decided to complete a full review of its air show commitments; the results of the review will be announced in due course.”