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Great State of Maine Air Show Cancelled
COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions Force Cancellation of August 15-16 Event at Brunswick Landing; Ticket Refunds Forthcoming
Brunswick, Maine – The Great State of Maine Air Show which was scheduled for August 15 & 16, 2020 at the Brunswick Executive Airport, has officially canceled.
The show had been notified that mandates on social gatherings with more than 50 people are slated to remain through the month of August. Therefore, the uncertainty makes the show untenable.
In hopes that these regulations would be modified, the Show made efforts to change the event set up to ensure social distancing needs by dramatically reducing capacity by 70% of previous crowd sizes. Moreover, the new plan would have ensured social distancing by providing space, assigned seating for all guests who would attend the show.
The Air Show was scheduled to feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the F-16 Viper Demo Team as the headlining acts. The event was set to be the only New England appearance for the Blue Angels in 2020 and their first show in Maine since 2017.
“Our hands are tied but we can’t say we didn’t try,” says Jim Breen, President of The Air Show Network, the production company for the Air Show. “COVID-19 challenged us to find new ways to safely put on a show for our guests with social distancing. We came up with an alternative to traditional air show models but due to the State mandates on social gatherings, it was impossible for us to move forward with planning the show.”
“We’re saddened by this decision, but we need to comply with State requirements for the sake of public safety,” Steve Levesque, Executive Director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, owner/operator of the Brunswick Executive Airport, said. “We hope to have another show in 2021 or 2022 depending on the Blue Angels availability.”
Refunds will be given to those who have already purchased tickets. The show asks ticket holders to allow one month for refunds to reflect in their accounts.
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