LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Air Show, originally scheduled for March 21-22 in Lancaster, has been canceled, organizers announced Thursday.
“This has been an extremely difficult decision, and it comes at an unprecedented time for our entire country,” said Mike VanKirk, LA County Air Show Board President. “The safety and health of our guests, volunteers, staff, performers, and community is ultimately our first priority. We must do our part, regardless of how difficult, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”
Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. and Edwards Air Force Base last year announced a partnership to support alternating air show venues. The air show venues will rotate bi-annually between William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster and Edwards Air Force Base.
Future air show dates for Edwards Air Force Base and Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. are as follows:
- October 10 -11, 2020 at Edwards Air Force Base
- October 16-17, 2021 at William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster
- October 14-16, 2022 at Edwards Air Force Base
There will be no cash refunds for purchased tickets. Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. is exploring the possibility of honoring purchased tickets at their 2021 event.
Keeping in alignment with the Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc’s. mission statement of providing regional scholarships to local students who are pursuing an education and career in the STEM fields, the 2020 Los Angeles County Air Show Inc. STEM scholarship program will continue as planned. The STEM committee is in the final selection phase, with 28 student applications vying for three $2,500.00 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients in late April 2020.
11 comments for "LA County Air Show in Lancaster canceled"
This is an exceptional circumstance. Best to read the ticket policy before you purchase, then you won’t have anything to complain about when the next pandemic happens.
I won’t be purchasing any more tickets to any events if they don’t refund. This is bad for business and I will inform my family and friends about this.
If they don’t refund the $300 in advance tickets we purchased I plan on disputing the charge with my credit card. I will also boycott any future events – you can watch the show from the adjacent desert areas.
I am truly bummed. The first four years I was director of communications for the Air Show. That is, I was in control of all radio communications.
I retired from that because of long hours and having to get substitute teachers to cover my classes for prep work on the show.
If they don’t honor purchased tickets for next years event I say we boycott the show using social media and make our anger spread faster than the Corona virus. Also complain to the BBB.
It’s La County. Why would they give us a refund they steal from us year round anyways.
Top Gun says
I was looking forward to seeing Tom Cruise show off his jet fighter skills.
what number do we call to get a refund, or at least fight to get a refund.
Absurd not to honor cash refunds.
Several numbers to try: 661 945-4842 (this number on my credit card receipt). AttendStar: 800 526-3040. I agree, a refund is in order!!
Very disappointed. I was looking forward to attending this year. I think they made a good call. Please honor our tickets in a future event!