I've had this one on my list for a while. I don't think this will be the year since I'm already committing enough vacation time to airshows between Chino and Oshkosh, but it sure looks good.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON - BUT MAYBE NOT ON TIME
The Mid Atlantic Air Museum's 30th Annual WWII Weekend will take place.
However, like every other large public event scheduled to take place in the coming weeks and months, it may have to be postponed. Federal, State and local government recommendations, restrictions, and laws, not to mention common sense about public health and safety, will dictate when we can reschedule the event.
Everyone is in the same Covid-19 boat, and that applies to airshow operators. We at MAAM are already working with other International Council of Airshow (ICAS) member-operators to coordinate the uncertain future as best we can to the benefit of all concerned. Due to the complexity of the situation, including the fact that nearly all the aircraft we see at our shows are slated to appear at others, throughout the airshow season, none of us can just pick a date out of the blue.
Please be patient, as aggravating as that may be. We can assure you that no one is more anxious and no one is more committed to bringing our unique , three-decade-old event to all of you this summer than are all of the staff and volunteers of MAAM. We will keep you updated here, as well as on MAAM's official Facebook page.
Thank you, and please keep yourselves and your families safe so we can see you all in Reading this summer.
The Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s 30th annual World War II Weekend
The Mid Atlantic Air Museum has been forced to postpone its’ 30th Annual World War II Weekend which had been scheduled for June 5-6-7, 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus and the restrictions that have been placed on all of us to keep the public safe and beat the virus. Pennsylvania’s Governor announced yesterday, (April 20th) that although the State is entering phase I of the recovery process as proposed by the Federal government, all large gatherings must be postponed until all four phases of the recovery have been accomplished. It is unknown how long each phase will take to go thru since each phase requires the complete cooperation of the general public and continued eradication of the virus.
The Museum has been busy over the last month and a half contacting all of its vendors, hotel, entertainers, aircraft operators, security services, parking crew, bus service, toilet company, etc.: literally hundreds of contacts, in an effort to select proposed new dates to hold the event At this time it appears that JULY 31st, AUGUST 1 and 2 are dates that will work for everyone. However, this remains ONLY a proposal since the State must relax its restriction on large gatherings.
We at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum appreciate your loyalty and interest in World War II Weekend. Please be assured that the Museum is committed to bringing a high quality event back to you as soon as it is safe to do so.
RUSS STRINE, PRESIDENT
MID ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM
https://www.facebook.com/midatlancticai ... 6315008933The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum regrets to inform you that the 30th Annual World War II Weekend Airshow has been cancelled. We have been forced to do this, as a result of state government restrictions on large gatherings. Please take a moment to watch this address from Museum President, Russ Strine. We encourage you to donate to the Museum’s GoFundMe, to help us keep the Museum open. We look forward to seeing you at our next World War II Weekend, with your support we can make that happen.
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