It is with great regret that we announce there will be no Thai Sky Festival in March of 2010.
We have pursued every avenue. Although we do not claim to understand all the inner workings of the Royal Thai Air Force, our best understanding is that they cannot support any civilian skydiving event in 2010 due to lack of aircraft availability. The RTAF has a dozen Hercules C-130s and, at this time, seven are in the process of maintenance and refitting. It does make sense to us that the RTAF is reluctant to authorize any but the most essential military missions for the remaining five. While we are extremely disappointed (sob!), we respect the Royal Thai Air Force's decision and attention to the priorities of the Kingdom of Thailand. We are also deeply appreciative of the support we have received from the Hercules, BT, and Huey pilots, and all our good friends in Thailand.
We intend to pursue our request for Thai Sky Festival 2011, as it is our hope and belief that this situation is temporary. As always, we will post any news on this web-site.
In the meantime, please keep the peace and health of His Majesty, the King of Thailand, in your thoughts, wishes, and prayers.
Thank you for your patience and support, BJ, Larry, and Bobbie Thai Sky Festival Organizers www.thaiskyfestival.com