OREGON (June 26, 2020) – The Oregon International Air Show announced today that the 2020 Air Show scheduled for Sept. 25 - 27 at McMinnville Airport has been cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns and restrictions.
Safety considerations and government restrictions related to COVID-19 have caused the cancellation of many air shows across North America in 2020. The U.S. military continues to have restrictions on non-essential travel and state restrictions on large group gatherings have forced all air shows scheduled prior to June 30 to postpone or cancel. Many shows later in the year have also cancelled or postponed their events until next year.
"We did all we could to try to hold the air show this year, but we will always make safety of our guests our number one priority. In the end, that concern overrode all other considerations," said Bill Braack, president of the Oregon International Air Show. "While we are disappointed to not host an event this year, we are quickly pivoting to what will be a big year for our organization in 2021. We are thrilled that 2021 will be the first time our organization hosts two different events of which we will be making some exciting announcements in the next several weeks. It’s going to be a very busy year for us."
The Oregon International Air Show will produce a show in McMinnville July 30 – Aug. 1, 2021 and will also hold an air show May 21 – 23, 2021 at Hillsboro Airport. Tickets for the 2021 shows are expected to be available this summer at www.oregonairshow.com. Seating areas are likely to sell out quickly as occurred at the 2019 event.
Net proceeds from Oregon International Air Show events will add to the over $3.3M already donated to more than 500 charities. The Oregon International Air Show will continue to advance its charitable mission to support charities, youth programs, Veterans and individuals with special needs. Information about the air show events including available sponsorship opportunities, is online at www.oregonairshow.com
Oregon International Air Show, presented by Stoller Family Estate, Xenium and Express Employment Professionals, produces air shows and aviation events in Oregon and SW Washington. The organization will also host air shows in May 21 - 23, 2021 at Hillsboro Airport and also July 30 – Aug. 1, 2021 at McMinnville Airport. The air show hosts hundreds of Veterans and individuals with special needs each year, providing free admission and lunch. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting charities throughout the greater region. The Oregon International Air Show has donated more than $3.3M to over 500 organizations. Events are made possible by sponsor support and the efforts of more than 1000 volunteers. Additional information is available at: www.oregonairshow.com