Jersey's International Air Display could be an aerial only event this year

The team is currently looking at options for some form of restricted display in the skies. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Organisers of Jersey's International Air Display say they are considering holding an aerial event this year, but without the usual hospitality.

That means there definitely will not be the usual marquees, food fair and static displays, due to social distancing guidelines.

The team is currently looking at options for some form of restricted display in the skies.

As organisers, we are, however, looking at a variety of options to hold a more restricted aerial event over St Aubin’s Bay that could be both safe and entertaining within the constraints of the likely health environment. This includes investigating whether the event could also be broadcast to islanders by television and to a wider audience via the internet. The event will hopefully include many of the elements that had been planned as our part of the Island’s 75th Liberation celebrations.

Deputy Mike Higgins, Display Organiser on behalf of the Jersey International Air Display

The Jersey International Air Display team says it is working with Ports of Jersey and other authorities to ensure that, if the event does go ahead, social distancing guidelines are followed.

The show is currently under review.