Newark Air Museum has bowed to the inevitable and cancelled the event due to take place on 8-9 August.
The organiser of the event at Newark Air Museum has released the following statement: ‘We have taken the sad decision to cancel the Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot Sale event that had been provisionally rescheduled for Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August, 2020. A time that will be only five weeks after when we currently anticipate the museum being allowed to reopen.
This decision has been reached following a review of the latest the Covid-19 guidelines. It is felt that the events would have presented unworkable self-distancing arrangements around visiting cockpits, displays and also the stalls at the Aeroboot.
These combined events are typically our busiest events and we felt that it would be too difficult to cope with any large number of visitors in a safe and secure manner. Another factor influencing the in-house discussions, was that theses provisional event dates now coincide with a new arrival window for the Eurofighter Typhoon DA4, that was advised to us on Monday 11th May, 2020.
In order to give people as much notice as possible of our intentions it is felt that this is the best time to make this decision.
Our current thinking is to re-establish the event in 2021. We will be notifying people via email later today and tomorrow. Some people already have Aeroboot payment held over from the cancelled spring Indoor Sale and the current plan is to hold these over again for an Indoor event in October. Should that not prove possible we will endeavour to arrange for refunds to be made!
We are sorry for any inconvenience these changes may cause, especially to those people and groups who have been working on preparations on their displays for this event for many months. This includes external participants and our own museum members but we are convinced that it is the right decision.’
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