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RIAT 2021 still on

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Hi all,

Didn't see anything about this here yet. Coming year RIAT celebrates its 50th birthday, and so far they are still planning to have an airshow. This press release was sent out today:
Dear Air Tattoo Supporters,

Thank you for your understanding and patience over the past nine months, particularly those of you that carried over your tickets for the Air Tattoo next year. It's been an interesting time for all of us as we try to navigate the new 'normal' and endeavour to keep a positive outlook as we move towards 2021.

Planning for the 50th Anniversary Air Tattoo next July is well underway and rest assured that safety is our number one priority, as it is every year, but clearly more so for 2021. The RIAT Team has been working with the relevant authorities and is using all of the available guidelines and resources to plan for a professional and COVID-secure event next year. Irrespective of whatever government guidance and restrictions may be in place we will strive to ensure that we can deliver a worthy celebration of a significant milestone in RIAT's history.

However, it is likely that next year's show will take place under different circumstances than normal and there may well be changes to the event in a number of areas as we have to demonstrate compliance with the evolving national situation. Notwithstanding, I am pleased to say we have had a positive response from the world's air arms and aircraft operators, and we will do our utmost to give you an Air Tattoo worthy of your support and commitment.

More information will be forthcoming in the New Year regarding any specific changes once we understand more clearly what and how they may impact our plans for delivery of the event. In the meantime, I would like to thank you again for your continued support, and I wish you and your families a happy and safe Christmas from all of us at the Air Tattoo.

Best Wishes,

Paul Atherton

Fingers crossed this airshow (and many others) can indeed be held!

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That's what is hoped. The final say on whether this event goes ahead or not is in the hands of the organisers of the RIAT, but the government. It is hoped the vaccination programme will be a success, otherwise a crowd of 100,000 plus people will NOT be allowed.

As ever, time will tell.... By the end of March a clearer picture should emerge.

At this time there are still quarantine requirements on anyone arriving from overseas on entering the UK, which, if still in place will effectively ban foreign spotters from entering the country...unless you want to spend 10-14 days in quarantine, that is.

As you say, fingers crossed....
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think with the latest national lockdown and how things are looking if I was in charge I would reluctantly have to cancel for this year after I had dine some investigation into a potential September date.
How I want to be wrong but the situation is worse than a year ago and the vaccine roll out doesn't give me much confidence in safeguarding enough of the population before the Summer.
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