The Newcastle Festival of Flight is once again cleared for take off, this time with an earlier proposed date… Saturday 22nd June.
It is unknown as to why the date has changed however it is widely thought that this is due to the RAF Red Arrows going on a 9 week tour of the US and Canada in August & September 2019 which would have seen them be unable to display in Newcastle in the regular August date.
The Airshow is also looking for a new Flight Director for 2019 with the possibility of extending the contract for the 2020 and 2021 Newcastle Festival of Flight airshows. A tender had been put out recently naming 22nd June as the date of the airshow. However, it is too early to confirm any aircraft at this point in time.
According to NMD Council minutes from meetings, despite the cancellation of the 2018 airshow due to horrendous weather conditions, the STEM Village was a huge success and it is possible they may expand on this for 2019!
So, Chock’s away! The Newcastle Festival of Flight returns on June 22nd 2019!