(CMR) After more than 20 years, the Cayman Islands Air Show returns as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration weekend.
On Friday, 3 June, in the morning, world-class pilots and aerospace specialists will perform aerobatic demonstrations in the airspace above Grand Cayman’s Public Beach.
In the afternoon, at Owen Roberts International Airport, the public will have an opportunity to view aircraft and meet with pilots and talent at the aircraft exhibit.
The show will continue in Cayman Brac on Saturday, 4 June, with a parachute display and aircraft exhibit at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport. All events are free and open to the public.
The organization of the Cayman Islands Air Show is a collaborative effort between the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) with support from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Steering Committee.
“It’s exciting to have the Air Show returning to the Cayman Islands. Historically, it was a beloved and well-attended event by the community and we’re hoping the show this year has a similar reception,” said Director-General of Civil Aviation, Richard Smith.
“The scheduled acts for the Air Show have a wealth of experience and will captivate the audience with their performances. The aircraft exhibit at Owen Roberts International Airport will provide an opportunity for the public to get up close and personal to the aircrafts and meet with some of the aviators. This is a great opportunity for enthusiasts as well as students who might be interested in aviation,” Smith added.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local vendors at both events. The Department of Tourism is actively seeking vendors and invites interested businesses to apply using the online application form to provide services for the Air Show. The Department of Tourism will review applications, and successful applicants will be contacted directly.
Members of the public should note that parking access at Public Beach and Owen Roberts International Airport will be restricted. The public will be asked to park offsite and take a free shuttle to the event locations.
“While fellow British Overseas Territories are also participating in the Plant a Tree for the Jubilee initiative or having a Queen’s Birthday Parade, we are excited to include the Cayman Islands Air Show as one of the centerpiece events of our local weekend of Celebrations. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Steering Committee has worked with local and overseas stakeholders to bring back an event that is near and dear to the hearts of the people of the Cayman Islands,” said Chair of the Steering Committee and Cabinet Secretary Samuel Rose.
“As we welcome back marquee events that are favorites of locals and visitors alike, the Air Show is another family-friendly event that will set the destination apart. The Department of Tourism is proud to collaborate on the Air Show, which is positioned to become a signature event once again,” said Director of Tourism Rosa Harris. “Moving forward, we see the Air Show as one of the key events to signal the start of Cayman’s summer season and inspire travel to the destination.”
All information about the Air Show is available on the website, www.CaymanAirShow.com.
The Cayman Islands Air Show is presented by the Cayman Islands Government, Civil Aviation Authority, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage, and sponsored by Dart. Businesses that are interested in sponsoring the Air Show can contact [email protected].