Air Show postponed as bad weather dampens Jubilee

| 31/05/2022 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Air Show, scheduled for 3-4 June as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration weekend, has been postponed until further notice due to the bad weather expected this weekend. The forecast is for heavy rain and thunderstorms over the next week and officials said a decision was made to cancel for the safety of Air Show participants and the public.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Department of Tourism (DoT) and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Steering Committee were all agreed on the decision. A new date will be set soon and the public will be updated in the coming weeks, when the information will be posted on the Air Show website and social media pages.

According to the latest forecast, Friday is expected to be windy with showers and thunderstorms likely all day across Grand Cayman. Officials have not yet said if any other Jubilee events will be cancelled but they are likely to be impacted.

The holiday weekend to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign is supposed to kick off on Thursday night when her ascension to the throne is scheduled to be commemorated with the lighting of a beacon at Pedro St. James on Grand Cayman, where there will be an open-air concert, and at the Christopher Columbus Gardens on Cayman Brac.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Whomp whomp…..honestly what’s an Air show without fighter jets!!?? It would have only been worth while if those were included anyway (thank you bad weather forecast LOL)

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  2. Anonymous says:

    McKeeva Bush was to hold a meeting in his WBW constituency last night. It was cancelled due to “bad weather”…

    …in Mexico?

    Many people here are so afraid of weather, a bit of stratus cloud-cover! Pity most of them don’t live in Seattle!!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Good. Carbon emissions for entertainment shouldn’t happen. TY Mother nature.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Good for the environment

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  5. Anonymous says:

    But the radar show nothing!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Just go see the new Top Gun , that’s your airshow .

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  7. Anonymous says:

    And some helicopters too

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Maybe when they reschedule they can add fighter jets to the lineup. It will be dull otherwise.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Agree 100%

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    • Anonymous says:

      You”ll only see US fighter jets down here again when the Chinese try to establish a base in the Caribbean.

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      • Anonymous says:

        CHEC is just one of many sovereign Chinese entities with active debt trap projects across Jamaica and the rest of Caribbean. Deep water ports, airfields, command and control buildings, highways that can be used as runways. We were sipping from that same chalice not long ago.

    • Hancock says:

      We could get some old ones such as Mosquitos and Hurricanes.

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  9. Yawn says:

    This will disappoint many dull people.

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