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Maxwell air and space show canceled

Beyond the Horizon Air & Space Show Logo

Beyond the Horizon Air & Space Show Logo (Courtesy Graphic)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

The Maxwell “Beyond the Horizon Air and Space Show” has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department of the Air Force has suspended public outreach activities and support to community events in the United States and at its overseas’ locations through May 15, 2020.

The suspension includes, but is not limited to, on-base and civilian-sponsored airshows, Air Force band performances and community engagements and meetings that involve large gatherings.

Maxwell’s air and space show was scheduled for April 18-19, 2020.

“Many people both on base and in the community have been working extremely hard planning our airshow,” said Col. Patrick Carley, 42nd Air Base Wing commander. “We recognize and appreciate their efforts, but concern for the medical safety of military and civilian communities across the country drove the decision by the Air Force to suspend airshows and its community engagement activities.”

Because of the lead time required to reserve and schedule military aerial demonstration teams, such as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, at this time it appears the earliest Maxwell can host another airshow is in 2022.