No more sorting out of the schedule....this IS the sorted out schedule. When the jet teams release their schedules on the two year cycle (so one is always an advance year), there are always some things that will change (and even more so for the 2021 & 2022 schedules still because of the ongoing pandemic).Nick wrote: ↑Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:56 pm So... defining from what I am overviewing, the LA County Airshow is now the 23rd & 24th? I thought it was 16th & 17th featuring the Blue Angels, bit somewhat puzzled by this, probably still sorting out the schedule? Probably leakage of information, but not confirmed "official" yet? Somewhat Confused here if someone can briefly explain hows that? (Have no knowledge of how the schedules function?)
When the Thunderbirds schedule was released last year, it was bit odd that their schedule ended in early October. Not usually like the Thunderbirds to do so.
Now, it appears that they picked up additional dates after that. The Blue Angels will be at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show the weekend of LA County and that showsite probably worked better logistically on those dates than Lancaster did. Likewise, it probably worked great for the Thunderbirds and that's why they'll be there.
It's a complex process of making sure the demo teams are best spread across the nation and making sure that they don't appear together either. Lots of communication, but by the time it is released, its usually finalized (obviously, schedules do often change with cancellations and such). There have been a few occasions where teams just didn't release their schedule in the morning session at the convention because it was just, simply, not ready or signed off on yet.
EDIT: When I just double checked the schedule released prior to this release, the Blue Angels were already scheduled at Fort Worth and not LA County.