The date and location of a jury inquest into the death of Kevin Whyman has been changed.

Having first been scheduled for January 9 in Warrington, it will now take place on January 18 at Macclesfield Town Hall. This is more than 18 months after his death.

The Chester -born pilot was killed when his plane came down at Oulton Park during a display at CarFest North on August 1, 2015.

Inquests are called to formally decide the identity of the deceased, as well as the time, place and the manner of their death.

The jury will be entrusted with this responsibility and it is expected to take a day to hear all the evidence.

Cheshire assistant coroner John Pollard will now sit in place of senior coroner Nicholas Rheinberg.

A former Chester King’s School pupil, Mr Whyman was performing with the Gnat Display Team at the motoring festival organised by former Top Gear presenter Chris Evans.

The 39-year-old left a wife and young daughter.

Kevin Whyman (second row, second left) at a King's School alumni event in 2014. The airman died in a plane crash at Oulton Park on Saturday, August 1

After the crash, staff at The King’s School paid tribute to the airman who was an active member of the King’s School Rowing Club, where a boat is named after him.

Mr Whyman went on to study economics at Cambridge where he coxed the university team to victories over Oxford in 1996 and 1997.

He then trained as a pilot with the RAF, but changed career to become a mortgage trader in London.

Cambridge winning Boat Race vessel named after Kevin Whyman