COVID Concerns Force Move to 2022 Dates
OREGON (February 5, 2021) – The Oregon International Air Show
announced today that the 2021 air show scheduled for the Hillsboro Airport
has been postponed due to concerns related to COVID-19 and will be
rescheduled to May of 2022 (dates to be finalized shortly). The show was
originally scheduled for May 21-23, 2021.
The Oregon International Air Show scheduled for July 30-Aug. 1,
2021 at McMinnville Airport featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor remains on as scheduled.
“While we believe the environment for a live outdoor event will be improving
by this May, we want to exercise an abundance of caution to provide the
safest environment possible for our guests, performers, volunteers and
everyone in the community so we believe the best decision at this time is to
postpone this year’s Hillsboro show,” said Bill Braack, president of the
Oregon International Air Show.
The air show made efforts to move the show to later dates in 2021 but were
unsuccessful in finding dates that worked.
As announced earlier this year, the 2021 show in Hillsboro was set to feature
one of the world’s first-ever all-female air shows where all the performers,
announcers, and even the air boss would be female. The intent of the show
organizers is to continue with this theme in 2022.
Tickets already purchased for the 2021 Hillsboro show will be transferred
automatically to the show’s new dates and customers do not need to do
anything for that to happen. If they prefer, customers may request to
transfer their tickets to the 2021 McMinnville show or be issued a refund for
the Hillsboro show by going to www.oregonairshow.com.
Tickets for the 2021 McMinnville show featuring the U.S. Air Force
Thunderbirds are available now www.oregonairshow.com. Seating areas are
limited and are likely to sell out quickly as occurred at the 2019 event.
Those who purchase tickets for the 2021 show will receive early access
before the general public to purchase tickets for the 2022 shows. The U.S.
Navy Blue Angels will be the featured performers in McMinnville in 2022
when they will make their first Oregon appearance in seven years.
Sponsorships and corporate seating opportunities are available for both show
locations and more information is available at www.oregonairshow.com.
Net proceeds from Oregon International Air Show events will add to the over
$3.3M already donated to more than 500 charities. The Oregon International
Air Show will continue to advance its charitable mission to support charities,
youth programs, Veterans and individuals with special needs. Information
about the air show events including available sponsorship opportunities, is
online at www.oregonairshow.com
The Oregon International Air Show, presented by Stoller Family Estate, Xenium and
Express Employment Professionals, produces air shows and aviation events in
Oregon and SW Washington. The organization will also host air shows July 30 –
Aug. 1, 2021 and Aug. 19-21, 2022 at McMinnville Airport and May 2022 at
Hillsboro Airport. The air show hosts hundreds of Veterans and individuals with
special needs each year, providing free admission and lunch. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization supporting charities throughout the greater region. The Oregon
International Air Show has donated more than $3.3M to over 500 organizations.
Events are made possible by sponsor support and the efforts of more than 1000