, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – The Tusker Air Show Festival has been postponed to the weekend of December 21 – 22 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 Linck.
The festival which was set to take place this weekend was also part of the [email protected] 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 Linck.
Kenya Breweries Limited Managing Director Joe Muganda echoed 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 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.