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The last time there was an airshow in Cork (1987 I think), It was cancelled because of the fog
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That balloon show was fairly advanced in the planning stages I thought last year, but now it seems to have disappeared. It's a pity, as it would have been interesting to see the hot air balloons for a change........
Guess what - fog, sierra hotel one tango, mist - you name it - it drifted in off the south coast Saturday night and sat on the airport all day Sunday. As I recall the sun was splitting the rocks some 30 miles north. RTE were telling people that the show was cancelled and to go home. Some thought it was a joke given how good the weather was elsewhere in the country.
I only recall one aircraft getting in our out of Cork - an Aer Corps King Air which was doing a weather recce. The star act - The Italian Frecce Tricolori sat on the ramp all day. They did a formation departure over the city the following morning - a great sight.
After that unfortunate disaster I doubt anyone in their right mind would ever again take the commercial risk associated with an airshow at or based out of EICK for local seaside venues (Old Head, Youghal etc.).
Now Shannon on the other hand would be a good alternative especially with the road systems in the area. One of the most successful Air Spectaculars ever, took place there in 1987.
You cannot hold an air show at a airport such as Shannon unless the airport closes and there is no hope of them doing that.
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