AIRSHOW LONDON 2020 - London Int. Airport / Ontario / Canada
Update: 2020/09/29 by Shawn Clish / CHK6
On September 12th and 13th, 2020, the team at Airshow London accomplished the (almost) impossible. Facing the most uncertain, challenging set of circumstances imaginable, with an extensive list of restrictions to overcome, Airshow London presented Skydrive, Canada’s first socially responsible and physically distant air show. After announcing the cancellation of their traditional style show on June 30th, the team at Airshow London pivoted to take advantage of a forced opportunity and produced a world class flying display using a drive-in style format. Cancellations by events in Kentucky, Maryland and Washington provided Skydrive with the unprecedented situation of being the only air show in North America that weekend. The United States Air Force (USAF) generously participated with multiple displays and individual flybys, including all five Air Combat Command (ACC) demonstration teams. In a normal year, Skydrive would have easily topped the list as one of the best air shows in North America. While certain aspects were only possible because of the situation created by the pandemic, huge congratulations and praise must be directed towards the organizers as they produced the year’s best aviation event in North America and possibly the world.