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Joint Statement by the Royal International Air Tattoo and Scampton Airshow

Published: 03 Mar 2017   updated: 29 Mar 2017

The following is a joint statement by the Royal International Air Tattoo and Scampton Airshow following publication of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) final report into the Shoreham Airshow tragedy on August 22, 2015. 

The organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo and the Scampton Airshow welcome the publication of the final AAIB Investigation report into the Shoreham Airshow tragedy and hope it helps bring some closure to all those affected.

We will now need time to study the report in detail and reflect on its contents.

Safety is and always has been our No1 priority, both in the air and on the ground.

We are very proud of our safety record and work throughout the year with all the relevant authorities to make sure we have taken every reasonable measure towards running a safe airshow.

Since the events of August 22, 2015, we have carried out a thorough review of all our processes surrounding air display flying and have subjected them to external scrutiny.

We comply with all relevant regulations relating to UK air displays and, in a number of areas, we exceed the requirements.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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