The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism announces today that the Cayman Islands Air Show, previously scheduled to take place during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, will now take place from 3-4 December in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.
A collaboration between the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA), The Civil Aviation Authority and the Department of Tourism, the December Air Show celebrates the 70th anniversary of the first commercial plane landing at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman.
“The Air Show will commemorate when the first commercial airplane, the PBY Catalina, arrived in Grand Cayman in 1952. Our aviation industry has come a long way since then and the Air Show is a great way to showcase the evolution of the airplane,” said CEO of CIAA, Albert Anderson.
In the morning on Saturday, 3 December, the public is invited to watch the air display in the airspace above Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Public Beach. The show will feature iconic airplanes and international acts including a PBY Catalina, the Qyon Jet Team, aerobatic pilot Skip Stewart, and the Red Bull Sports team accompanied by pilot Kirby Chambliss. In the afternoon, the static display aircraft exhibition at the Island Air Hangar will provide the public with an opportunity to view the planes and meet some of the Air Show participants.
The Sister Islands will also join in the fun with a static display aircraft exhibition taking place from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac on Sunday, 4 December.
“We are excited that we will get the opportunity to stage an Air Show this year as we know that many were disappointed when it was postponed in June. We hope that the public enjoys the display of international talent and takes advantage of the aircraft exhibit,” said Director-General of Civil Aviation, Richard Smith.
“I encourage everyone to come out to enjoy the Air Show activities in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, from enthusiasts to families there will be something for everyone. It was a well-loved event in the past and we look forward to welcoming back future Air Shows to be enjoyed by the community and visitors alike,” said Hon. Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism and Transport.
Members of the public should note that parking access at Public Beach and the Island Air Hangar will be restricted. The public will be asked to park offsite and take a free shuttle to the event locations.
All information about the Air Show is available on the website, www.CaymanAirShow.com.
The website will continue to be updated ahead of the events, so the public is encouraged to check back frequently for the latest information.
The Cayman Islands Air Show is presented by the Cayman Islands Airports Authority, Civil Aviation Authority, Department of Tourism, and Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage and sponsored by Dart.