The approach of Hurricane Matthew in the Atlantic Ocean has forced the cancellation of the Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow in Georgia. The show was scheduled to take place in Brunswick, GA this coming weekend. It was the final 2016 airshow stop for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds outside of their home base and the team had already arrived in preparation for the event. The airshow stated that information on ticket exchanges for a planned March 2017 show will be released soon.
Here is the full statement on the event’s website:
Subsequent to Governor Deal’s declaration of emergency, today Glynn County Officials issued a voluntary evacuation notice based on the latest projections for Hurricane Matthew. While the “cone of uncertainty” continues to change, high winds and flooding are very likely for the golden isles area, with the continued possibility of more extreme weather conditions developing. Emergency procedures have been implemented for the area as the storm approaches.
JLC AirShow Management made the decision to cancel the Wings Over the Golden Isles Air Show in the interest of public safety.
Air show resources have been reallocated to assist with hurricane evacuation and preparation. “Given the potential threat to the Brunswick, GA area, it was best to stand down and forego further preparations. Redistributing our resources towards helping with emergency management and recovery is in the best interests of the community,” shared John Cowman during a Wednesday morning emergency management meeting. “We want to be part of the solution.”
For the latest updates on Glynn County evacuation plans and Hurricane Matthew updates,
please visit http://www.glynncounty.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=677
For those who have purchased advance tickets, plans are underway for a rescheduled event for March 2017. All tickets will be honored for that show. Additional information on ticket exchanges will be provided at a later time. Monitor our Facebook page and http://wingsovergoldenisles.com.
Although the loss of the show is unfortunate, there are clearly more important things at stake and we hope everyone in the area stays safe!