COUNTY NEWS: Airport to close for one hour as a mark of respect for RAFA airshow memorial

Brighton city airport
Brighton city airport

On Monday (August 22), the skies above a West Sussex airport will fall silent for one hour as a mark of respect for the anniversary of the Shoreham airshow accident.

The closure will take place at Shoreham airport at 1pm.

The aerodrome will be closed for all aviation activities between 1pm and 2pm and no aircraft will be permitted to operate inside the aerodrome traffic zone during this time. This means that the airport will be closed for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and drones seeking to operate within two nautical miles of the airport during that time period.

The intention of the temporary closure is to ensure that those taking part in the minute’s silence at the bridge at 1.22pm may do so in peace.

Shoreham airport have said their thoughts remain with everyone affected by the tragic events at the RAFA Shoreham Airshow in 2015.

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