http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/dem ... oking.page
"In an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health and safety of our personnel, the RCAF is suspending all support to air shows and other special events until further notice."
It's a shame, of course, but we barely have the money for gas as it is, I guess!
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/a ... -1.5697832
About 100 U.S military personnel from four United States air crews are expected in the city
American pilots and support crews participating in Airshow London in September will likely qualify for an exemption from the federal government's 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period for U.S. residents entering Canada, CBC News has learned.
The teams would be in London a day or two before the air shows scheduled for September 12 and 13 and would leave the day after the final show, according to Holly Doty, executive producer of Airshow London.
The show is using a drive-in approach this year because of COVID-19. Spectators will be required to remain in their vehicles or lawn chairs within designated zones at the London International Airport.
About 100 U-S military personnel from four US air crews qualify for exemption from the Canadian quarantine requirement, said Doty.
She told CBC News that federal approvals have been granted for the exemptions, but an official with Health Canada said each case would be assessed by the Canadian Border Services Agency when the U.S. crew members attempt to cross the border.
Crews to self-isolate
Doty said although the American flight crews will be exempt from a 14-day quarantine, they will be expected to self-isolate at London hotels and meals will be brought to them to minimize contact with hotel staff and others.
"They'll be able to come back to the airport during their show times and they will not be allowed to [interact} with any [show] patrons or staff or volunteers."
Asked how she would respond to Londoners who may be concerned to learn of the quarantine exemptions, Doty replied: "Listen, I have a family, too…I don't want to be putting anyone at risk, so certainly we've gone the extra mile to ensure that all of the [safety] protocols at the show this year are super-expanded, even over those that are being provided by [health officials].
Doty said the plans for managing the movements of the air crews while in London have been shared with the Middlesex-London Health Unit.
If American pilots or crews aren't allowed into Canada because of COVID-19 restrictions, Doty said organizers have a back-up plan.
It involves working with a U.S. air base to allow crews to fly into Canadian airspace without setting foot on Canadian soil.
Doty said organizers are having ongoing discussions with a number of air bases in New York state that could assist. No firm decisions have been made at this point, she said.
Doty said the airshow is 75 per cent sold out. Tickets range from $75 to $100 dollars per vehicle and must be purchased in advance.
Proceeds go to the Children's Health Foundation in London, the Parkwood Institute and a bursary for the aviation program at Fanshawe College.
Who qualifies for quarantine exemptions
Federal Orders-in-Council, documents drafted by the federal cabinet and authorized by the Governor-General, say definitively that the quarantine rules don't apply to:
A crew member as defined under the Canadian Aviation Regulations
A member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force as defined by the Visiting Forces Act
Other exemptions are made for employees who provide essential services, such as doctors and nurses. A person who enters Canada for the purpose of receiving essential medical services, except for those related to COVID-19, also qualify
Porabably Volunteer as Public Affairs Officer (laugh out loud as joke)
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https://www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Even ... -schedule/
I'll just be here In the Atlantic Bubble, sobbing to myself.
Unconfirmed either way
I really feel for you! I know Ryan is saying the same thing about not being able to attend, and I know you both are regulars and contribute a lot in terms of pictures, videos etc. Will definitely miss you guys!
I noticed it did not technically say "demo" next to the 3 additions as well, however the ACC site usually specifies "HF Only" if it is indeed only a HF. I guess we'll find out when London updates it's social media and website.
https://twitter.com/AirshowLondon/statu ... 5133924353
All teams coming to London are quarantined, as they continue their operational duties as active military. They are tested regularly & ensure safety for themselves & others. The teams will not be staying overnight on Canadian soil. Please stay tuned for more info on this."
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