Bad weather causes Nairobi’s Tusker Airshow to be postponed


(Posted 13th December 2013)

The organizers of the Tusker Airshow at Wilson Airport Nairobi have decided to postpone the event due to the prevailing poor weather conditions, to ensure the safety of both spectators and flyers. They issued the following release yesterday late afternoon and in view of the enthusiasm in the feedback received by readers I hasten to publish this, hopefully in good time to avoid too much of a disappointment. Best wishes for better weather next weekend.

The Tusker Air Show Festival has been postponed to the weekend ofDecember 21st to 22nd due to poor weather. Aero Club Chairman Rob Linck said that safety for both participants and spectators was the primary concern after recent heavy rainfall caused several parts of Wilson Airport to be waterlogged. “After reviewing the situation this morning, we decided that it would be best to postpone the Tusker Air Show Festival to next weekend due to the bad weather. For an event of this scale, safety for everybody involved is paramount and we didn’t want that to be compromised,” said Mr. Linck.

The festival which was set to take place this weekend is also part of the Kenya @ 50 celebrations. Concerts featuring top local artists and cultural groups have also been lined up. “We were hoping that the weather would clear up as the event drew closer but unfortunately that hasn’t happened. Hence we decided to play it safe and move it to next weekend,” added Mr. Linck.

Kenya Breweries Limited Managing Director Joe Muganda echoed Mr. Linck’s sentiments saying that safety is key. “We want the public to enjoy this spectacle in an environment that is secure. With this in mind, Tusker and our partners Aero Club decided it would be best to reschedule the festival,” said Mr. Muganda.

Members of the public who wish to attend the festival can only purchase their tickets at the gate on both days of the event. There will be displays by the Kenya Army and Kenya Air Force, Kenya Skydivers and a fly past by national carrier Kenya Airways and a race between a rally car driven by Kenya National Rally Championship driver Quentin Mitchell and a helicopter flown by former rally ace Marco Brighetti.

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