Sad news for Airwaves Portrush today. It has been confirmed that the RAF Chinook display has been pulled from Portrush on both days, as well as every other remaining airshow it was scheduled for.
The reason given was aircraft fatigue by the RAF.
Airwaves Portrush released the following statement on their Facebook this afternoon.
‘Some disappointing news to start the morning. We’re sorry to announce that the RAF Chinook display has been cancelled for the remainder of the 2016 display season, meaning she will not be at any more airshows this year.
This is due to continuing investigations relating to fatigue on the aircraft caused by the display routine.
We are working on a replacement which will join the existing line-up of the Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon, Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane, Mitchell, Catalina etc…. ‘