Sierra Rec Magazine – Minden NV – May 5, 2020 – The Minden Airport – Aviation round -up announced today that the regional favorite air show has been canceled for 2020. The Aviation round-up featured acts such as the Thunderbird and the Blue Angels over the past several years and has hosted over 30,000 visitors to the show annually in the fall. The event this year was scheduled to return after last years off year and will be leave a gap between performances of three years.
In a letter to the community, airport manger Bobbie Thompson writes:
The Aviation Roundup Air Show is a community-oriented event that strives to bring an exciting and affordable family event to Douglas County. The personnel and financial assets required to produce and host such a show are significant, and the air show would not be possible without the outstanding sponsors and amazing volunteers that work with us every year. We thank them again for making this show possible over the past years.
Our community has taken a staggering hit during the COVID 19 pandemic. Our sponsors have lost revenue, had to furlough or lay off employees, and are still facing an exceedingly difficult economic future. Many of our volunteers are facing unemployment or loss of income. With respect to the ongoing conditions, we believe that it would not be proper to ask more from our sponsors and volunteers.
Unfortunately, the airshow is not possible without that support.
Due to the unusual circumstances and the unknown future impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic and the uncertain economic future of our community, we are cancelling the 2020 Aviation Roundup Airshow. We regret having to cancel the 2020 air show, but we plan to be back in 2022 and will work diligently to provide the community and region with another great airshow.
Thank you so very much for your continuing support and participation. We appreciate what our sponsors, volunteers, and attendees have provided for the past success of the show. We wish everyone a safe and healthy remainder of the year, and we will see you in 2022