Following lengthy discussions with Bill and Jo Trent, Anderson County Administration, Anderson Regional Airport management, it has become clear that the Covid-19 virus has put the Bill and Jo Trent Anderson Regional Airshow out of reach for 2020. As a result, The Bill and Jo Trent Anderson Regional Airshow is canceled. While we are saddened to take this step, it is the best thing to do for citizens of Anderson County, the Airshow Executive Committee, our suppliers, vendors, performers, military personnel, and all those that joined together to bring this airshow to Anderson.
The Anderson Airshow is not the only airshow having to deal with this unusual situation. As an example, the U. S. Air Force grounded public appearances of ALL of its aircraft until May 15. Unfortunately, other services will likely follow suit, and the timeline extended. The list of canceled airshows grows longer every day. The International Council of Airshows (ICAS) www.airshows.aero has a full list of canceled shows, including the Florida Sun and Fun Airshow is postponed indefinitely. We also expect the “social distancing” aspect of this national emergency to be enhanced and extended.
I want to thank everyone, especially Bill and Jo Trent and Anderson County, for all of their generosity, support, and dedication that went into the production of this airshow. I want all of you to know that it has been an honor to work with you on this project. Everyone involved brought strength and expertise that, when combined, was the finest planning group I have ever seen. I cannot thank you enough for the hours of work you volunteered to bring this airshow to life. I truly believe we were on the brink of having an outstanding airshow. Please remember all of the lessons we have learned, some the hard way, and be prepared to bring your skills back to the table sometime in the future. – Airshow Chairman Butch Jones