Rhode Island Air Show Returns Summer 2020
After a one year hiatus, the Rhode Island Air Show will return for 2020.
Last summer the annual National Guard Air Show had to be cancelled due to deployments, but organizers vowed that they would be back this summer.
And now they will be.
The announcement came today that the National Guard will pick up right where it left off in 2018 and bring the trick planes, vintage air crafts and even the sound barrier breaking speed truck back to Quonset.
NBC 10 reports that the Open House and Air Show will take place June 27 and 28 at Quonset State Airport.
It could be a much different event this year however. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are all already booked elsewhere for that weekend.
That means a headliner still needs to be found.
I know nothing about air show headliners, but I do know that people want to see something cool when they go to this event.
Having been in the past, it is usually a hot and humid weekend and you are out in the sun for most of the air show.
Not to mention the traffic getting in and out of the event and the difficulty finding parking.
I can't imagine it'll be an incredibly popular weekend without a headliner to wow the crowds.
Though I'm sure after being away for a year, air show planners are anxious to come back in a big way and will figure something out by June.