Corona virus, Covid-19 and airshows?

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:21 pm

The title of this article makes it sound like we airshow fans are in for rough times ahead.
https://globalnews.ca/news/7119793/coro ... -scenario/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:54 am

RIVERSIDE — July 1 marks the reopening of the National Museum of the United States Air Force to the public.

The popular destination, has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 situation.

While the museum has been closed, employees have been hard at work, making changes to layouts and determining ways to accommodate visitors in a safe manner while social distancing.

The first noticeable change is a new front entrance which has been moved to the right of the former entrance. The path is well marked and museum employees and volunteers are on hand to make finding your way easy.

The wearing of masks is required inside the museum. Staff members said that the masks are deemed necessary, not only for visitors but to keep employees and volunteers safe. Officials pointed out that a large majority of employees and volunteers are among the “at-risk” age group and if a number of them feel ill, the museum could be forced to close again.

Roped stanchions are in place to insure two-way traffic down major aisle-ways.

The task of re-vamping the museum to fit safety guidelines has been an ongoing team effort according to Chief of Attractions Operations Mary Bruggeman. “It has been a team effort,” said Bruggeman, “the foundation staff, museum staff, the National Aviation Hall of Fame, have all worked to get the museum ready.”

Bruggeman credits the leadership of Director David Tillotson, NMUSAF, for coordinating the efforts. “He is not afraid to get his hands dirty,” Bruggeman said, adding that Tillotson could often be found working alongside others to get the museum ready for visitors.

The museum officially reopens at 9 a.m. on July 1 and will be open 9 a.m until 5 p.m. seven days per week.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world and attracts about a million visitors annually.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:09 am

Many of you have asked so here it is! The list of airshows currently planned to go ahead this year. The list will be updated on a daily basis.
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