2020 air show season – cancellations update (3)

The highlight of the past week was the cancellation of the Victory Day Parade in Russia. The 75th jubilee of the victory over the Nazi Germany had to be a spectacular show, however the confirmed coronavirus cases among the participating troops, forced the President of Russia to postpone the parade indefinitely.

The rumours are, that it could be held in September, depending on the current situation with coronavirus outbreak. In the meantime, several European governments already announced their plans on lifting the existing limitations. Unfortunately, but totally understandable, it is clear that there were no public events in May, and a few with strictly limited attendance in June or July.

There is just a slight chance, the pandemic situation would be completely over in a few months, allowing to organize such mass events as air shows are – not forgetting about the armed forces being engaged in fight against the COVID-19 disease and also the financial aspect of this crisis.

As a result, it is sure that there would be no air shows soon, and there would be even more cancellations in this year´s calendar. Below, there is a list of already cancelled or postponed events, updated on 19th April 2020.
New entries to this list, added after the previous update, are written in bold:

  • Eurasia Air Show, Antalya (Turkey), 22nd – 26th April, postponed to 24th – 28th June 2020;
  • Den ve vzduchu s Plzeňským krajem, Plasy (Czech Republic), 25th / 26th April, cancelled;
  • Wings over Illawarra (Sydney Airshow), Shellharbour Airport (Australia), 2nd – 3rd May, postponed to 7th / 8th November 2020;
  • Arbon Classic, Arbon (Switzerland), 2nd  / 3rd May, cancelled;
  • JMSDF Iwakuni Friedship Day, Iwakuni (Japan), 5th May, cancelled;
  • Festival letectva Pieštany, Pieštany (Slovakia), 8th – 10th May, cancelled;
  • Victory Day 75th Anniversary parade, Moscow and other cities (Russia), 9th May – postponed indefinitely (probably September);
  • ILA Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 13th  – 17th May, cancelled;
  • Den otevřených dveří 2020, Aeroklub Jaroměř (Czech Republic), 16th May, cancelled;
  • Shuttleworth May Evening Airshow, Old Warden (UK), 16th May, cancelled;
  • NATO Tiger Meet 2020, Beja (Portugal), 17th May, postponed to July 2020 (spotter days and open day);
  • Großflugtage Großenhain, Flugplatz Großenhain (Germany), 16th / 17th May, postponed to 2021;
  • Naples Air Show, Naples (Italy), 17th May, cancelled;
  • HeliRussia, Moscow (Russia), 21st – 23rd May, postponed to autumn 2020;
  • Hangariada 2020, Iasi (Romania), 22nd – 24th May, cancelled;
  • Duxford Air Festival, Duxford (UK), 23rd / 24th May, cancelled;
  • L’Hélico 2020, Cholet (France), 23rd / 24th May, postponed to 18th – 20th September 2020;
  • Fazcination Luftsport 2020, Burbach (Germany), 23rd / 24th May, postponed to 2021;
  • Air Expo 2020, Muret (France), 23rd May, cancelled;
  • European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition EBACE, Geneve (Switzerland), 26th – 28th May, cancelled;
  • KADEX Defence Expo 2020, Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), 28th – 31st May, postponed to 10th – 13th June 2021;
  • Midlands Air Festival, Ragley Hall (UK), 29th – 31st May, cancelled;
  • Le Temps des Hélices, la Ferté-Alais (France), 30th / 31st May, cancelled;
  • Croatian International Military Airshow, Zadar (Croatia), 30th May, postponed to 2021;
  • Aviatická Pouť, Pardubice (Czech Republic), 30th / 31st May, will be decided end of April if postponed later in 2020, or cancelled;
  • Flugtag Sinsheim, Sinsheim (Germany), 30th / 31st May, cancelled;
  • France Air Expo, Lyon (France), 4th – 6th June, postponed;
  • Rygge Air Show 2020, Rygge (Norway), 6th June, postponed to 2021;
  • Świdnik Air Festival, Świdnik (Poland), 6th – 7thJune, cancelled;
  • Laval Aéro Show, Laval (France), 7th June, postponed to 2021;
  • Tag der Bundeswehr, Laage and all other locatons (Germany), 13th June, cancelled;
  • Historical Airshow – Dobový letecký den, Mláda Boleslav (Czech Republic), 13th June, no information from the organizer yet, however the public events in Czech Republic in June are limited up to 50 people only;
  • 22nd Air Base open day, Náměšť nad Oslavou (Czech Republic), 13th June, no information from the organizer yet, but as above;
  • Stord Airshow 2020, Sagvåg (Norway), 13th June, postponed to 2021;
  • Danish Air Show 2020, Karup (Denmark), 13th / 14th June, cancelled;
  • Kauhava Air Show 2020, Kauhava (Finland), 13th / 14th June, postponed to August 2020;
  • RAF Cosword Air Show, Cosford (UK), 14th June, cancelled;
  • XVI Małopolski Piknik Lotniczy, Kraków (Poland), 20th / 21st June, cancelled;
  • Kavala AirSea Show, Kavala (Greece), 26th – 28th June, cancelled;
  • CONEX 20 exercise (open day), Emmen (Switzerland), 27th June, cancelled;
  • Ursel Avia 2020, Ursel (Belgium), 27th – 28th June, cancelled;
  • Wales National Airshow, Swansea (UK), 4th / 5th July, cancelled;
  • Grenoble Air Show, Grenoble (France), 5th July, cancelled;
  • Royal Navy International Air Day, Yeovilton (UK), 11th July, cancelled;
  • Duxford Flying Legends Air Show, Duxford (UK), 11th– 12th July, cancelled;
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Day, The National Memorial to the Few, Capel le Ferne (UK), 12th July, cancelled – to be held online;
  • RIAT, Fairford (UK), 17th – 19th July, cancelled;
  • Farnborough International, Farnborough (UK), 20th – 24th July, cancelled;
  • Scotland´s National Airshow, East Lothian (UK), 25th July, cancelled;
  • Flugtage Dorsten, Dorsten (Germany), 8th / 9th August, postponed to 2021;
  • Flugfest Hagenbuch, Hagenbuch (Switzerland), 15th / 16th August, cancelled;
  • Battle of Britain memorial day – ´The Hardest Day´, Biggin Hill (UK), 18th August, cancelled;
  • Scottish International Airshow, Ayr (UK), 4th – 6th September, cancelled;
  • Sanicole Sunset Airshow, Leopoldsburg (Belgium), 11th September, cancelled;
  • Kleine-Brogel AFB spotter day, Kleine-Brogel (Belgium), 12th September, cancelled;
  • Sanicole International Airshow, Leopoldsburg (Belgium), 13th September, cancelled;
  • Frecce Tricolori 60th Avviversary, Rivolto (Italy), 19th / 20th September, postponed to 2021.

The further updates will be announced consecutively.

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