Hurricane Matthew Forces Cancellation of Inaugural Wings Over Golden Isles Air Show
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."
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds were set to headline this weekend's show, and were forced to spend the night in Athens, Georgia after deteriorating weather prevented their scheduled arrival into Brunswick, Georgia.
Planning for a rescheduled event in March of 2017 is already underway. Those who have already purchased tickets will be able to use those tickets for the 2017 show. More details will be given as we get closer.