EAA's AirVenture 2020 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.
At the time of this writing in May, pilots are normally getting ready for their big trek to Oshkosh for camping under their wing, aviation workshops, airshows, the latest aviation products, and of course, the thousands of airplanes and pilots that fly in for those 4 days.
This statement, part of a large letter, from the EAA CEO, Jack Pelton, says it all.
"My conclusion is, like in any good flight planning, don’t take the risk. Therefore, I have no choice but to cancel AirVenture 2020. Together, we can come back stronger, safer and ready for AirVenture 2021 and create a memorable world class aviation event. Because of our dedicated and enthusiastic EAA members, our Association is strong. We know that at some point this storm will pass. And over the next 12 months we will continue to support all of you as we again, together, grow EAA in the Spirit of Aviation".
Here's to staying safe during this pandemic and looking forward to Airventure 2021!
The Airport Guide Team