An inquest into the death of Kevin Whyman will not go ahead until 18 months after the jet crash which took his life.
A jury will be called for the inquest at Warrington Town Hall on January 9, 2017.
Senior coroner for Cheshire Nicholas Rheinberg will preside.
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.
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.
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.
At the time Mr Evans paid tribute to the airman, who was nicknamed ‘Jester’ by his friends in the display team.
He said: “It was a terrible thing to have happened, the likes of which none of us ever want to witness again.
“But Kevin loved life, he lived it to the full every minute of every day so the best thing we could do to pay tribute to his memory is to try to do the same, which we most certainly will.”