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Bob Jones Memorial Air Show to remember airport founder

Category: Wales

Published: 16th Jun 2012 15:47:35

An air show renamed in memory of pilot and Mid Wales Airport founder Bob Jones is set to go ahead in Welshpool.

The 60-year-old pilot was killed earlier this year alongside Steven Carr from Denbighshire when their small plane crashed at Long Mountain.

The Welshpool air show has been held annually at the airport, which was set up by Mr Jones.

Sunday will see a Battle of Britain memorial flypast, and a visit by the RAF Red Arrows.

Organisers say a better weather forecast for Sunday means they expect the event to go ahead, starting at 10:00 BST, with the Red Arrow display team expected to make its flypast at midday.

The whole event has been renamed the Bob Jones Memorial Air Show.

The Powys farmer developed his land at Trehelig, turning it from fields into a fully functioning aviation site with hard runway and hangars.

An air accident investigation is continuing into how Mr Jones and Mr Carr died when their twin-engine Piper plane came down on 18 January.

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