This statement has been provided by Brighton City Airport.

On 22 August, the skies above Brighton City Airport will fall silent for one hour, as a mark of our respect for the anniversary of the Shoreham airshow accident.

The aerodrome will be close for all aviation activities between 1pm and 2pm (local time) and no aircraft will be permitted to operate inside the Aerodrome Traffic Zone during this time. This means that the airport will be a closed for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and drones seeking to operate within two nautical miles of the airport during that time period.

The intention of the temporary closure is to ensure that those taking part in the minute’s silence at the Bridge at 1.22pm may do so in peace.

Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by the tragic events at the RAFA Shoreham Airshow in 2015.