On Monday March 16th, air show leaders from Hangar 24 and the San Bernardino International Airport met and decided to cancel the Hangar 24 SBD AirFest, scheduled for May 30 and 31, 2020. Reasons cited include:
- The US Air Force has stood down all of their teams through May 15th, 2020. There is concern that this date will be extended beyond our airshow weekend.
- Governor Newsom has closed many establishments (dine-in restaurants, fitness centers, breweries, etc.)
- Meetings or social settings of 10 or more people are discouraged.
- Health Department is not currently issuing permits for large events “until further notice.”
Catherine ‘Cat’ Pritchett, Director of Administration for the San Bernardino International Airport Authority, shared in a written statement, “As excited as were for the opportunity to organize a show together in 2020, the well-being of our team and our partners is our top priority.” Cat continued, “When the time is right, we will get our team back to the table to plan an air show for 2021 that will be like no-other.”