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57Marty

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I teach covering seminars at SnF for Stewart Systems. We have heard that the board running SnF will make final decision on April 17th regarding the new date. I suspect the new date was chosen due to the Thunderbirds schedule; they are a huge draw of gate revenue for SnF. The Thunderbirds are (or maybe were) scheduled to be in Ft. Lauderdale on May 1-2 and Beale AFB May 9 & 10; maybe they agreed to squeeze in a show at SnF since they are already in Florida, I don't know. That could be a factor in the selection of the date but I'm just guessing here. This would have possibly allowed the Thunderbirds to reschedule; a huge draw. In any event, the rescheduled date came out before the CDC recommended the 50 or less meeting size for a minimum of 8 weeks; the new date falls within that window. My feeling is that it is unlikely that SnF will be held due to that 8 week recommendation unless some significant changes in the virus takes place prior to April 17th. Our company is doubtful the event will happen at this point.

As for Airventure; not sure at all. By end of July things may be ok but who knows. I'm leaving that open in my schedule at this time and hope to be teaching there again this year.


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DRFlyer

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I have heard a few rumblings from higher-ups in EAA that AV will likely get axed this year. May just be hearsay at this point, but I wouldn't count on this virus petering out by July.

I had planned to go this year, but regardless of whether it's happening or not, I'll wait till '21. I don't want the added stress of trying to cancel lodging bookings at the last minute, nor do I know if I'll have a job at that point to be spending on the event.

Try to stay safe everyone.
 

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With the cancelation of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, pushing it to 2021, certainly AirVenture (OSH) will follow suit.
I wouldn't be too sure of that, at least according to EAA's twitter account. I do hope they do though, it would suck to put so many folks in harms way.
 

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...certainly AirVenture (OSH) will follow suit.
I hope it doesn't come to that. Perhaps if it does I can spend a solid week watching things like this to get my fix.


Also we will need to have a zoom meeting to replace the HBHQ HBA.com gathering. I have no idea how Mark is going to be able to bring us all coffee, though.
 

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I hope it doesn't come to that.
Me too. I was tentatively planning to go to Oshkosh or SnF this year, but that’s probably not happening.

Also we will need to have a zoom meeting to replace the HBHQ HBA.com gathering. I have no idea how Mark is going to be able to bring us all coffee, though.
I’d be up for that.
 

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Dear Friends and Volunteers:



First, I hope this email finds you well and safe. This year has certainly brought some unexpected circumstances to our door and we have met each knock with the determination to persevere. We want you to know that we missed gathering and working alongside you to make SUN ‘n FUN the complete success it has been for so many years!



We have a holiday event planned on the week-end of December 4 & 5, 2020. I have attached the news release we will be sharing with the public tomorrow. We wanted to share it with you first to request you mark your calendars and if your particular circumstance will allow you to come and support this event. We have the support of the airport and the city.



Here is a link to the Holiday Flying Festival & Car Show information that is currently available. This will be updated as more activities get nailed down.



As our plans come together, we will be sharing our volunteer needs with you… and ask you to confirm your participation if possible. We know this is an unusual time, but we would love for you to join us… we miss you!



Laura Vaughn
Executive Director of Events

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4175 Medulla Road | Lakeland, FL 33811
 
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