Continued wet weather grounds Lismore Aviation Expo

Friday, 16 June 2017

The Lismore Aviation Expo has been postponed until Saturday, 29 July as the forecast for rain worsens and conditions become increasingly dangerous for pilots.

Organiser Danielle Hanigan from Lismore City Council said while the forecast had looked promising yesterday, the weather has continued to deteriorate and there are now serious safety concerns.

Danielle said visitors would be disappointed if joy flights or aerobatics did not take place, and the wisest course of action was to postpone.

“We cannot expect our pilots and aviators to fly in bad weather with poor visibility. It would be dangerous and irresponsible to go ahead in these weather conditions,” Danielle said.

“After months of organising we are devastated to have to postpone, particularly after we gave the green light yesterday. We apologise to the community and encourage people to come along in July, when we hope to have blue skies and fine weather.”

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