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    Valdez Fly In 2020 Postponed to June 27-28

    Hi All here is our statement on the 2020 Valdez Fly In:

    The board of the Valdez Fly In has decided to postpone the 2020 event to the weekend of June 27-28. We will confirm that an event on that date will still be possible by June 1st. During these unprecedented times will we need to assure that we will be able to have the event in a safe manner for all involved. We hope that our lives have returned to somewhat normal by then. When we all get through this we are going to need events like the Fly In to reconnect with friends for fun, fellowship and flying. We appreciate everyone who attends and those who are able to watch and support our event.

    We would like to especially thank representatives from the FAA, The State of Alaska, The City of Valdez and numerous volunteers who have not only been willing to work with us to change the date but are enthusiastically hoping that we can host it. If you have questions you can contact us at ValdezSTOL@gmail.com. We will keep everyone appraised of our plans as we get closer to June. The board feels strongly that we want to run the event just as we have in the past. We will continue to host the premier STOL contest along with our other events and performers in a safe and professional manner. We look forward to hopefully see you all on a beautiful June weekend in the unmatched setting of Valdez.

    Please feel free to contact me as well if you would like.
    Joe Prax
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    This will be just thing to get the summer going . Also better weather that time of year

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    Great news!!!
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    Joe, I sure hope things are back on track by then! We are holding our breath on Johnson Creek and the Breaks. You have a much bigger production to deal with there!

    Best of luck and thanks for being flexible!

    sj
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    Well with the latest news from the governor, it looks like this can proceed- still on track Joe?

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    We understand the state is going to come out with guidelines for gatherings over 500 people next Tuesday. We are hopeful that we can come up with a workable plan that keeps the show largely in tact. We are looking at ways to spread out the crowd area and probably will not do the inside events. We should have an update next week. it was big news that the state fair cancelled but that takes a lot more logistics and planning than what we are doing of course and they can't spend all the money up front and then not have the event. I'm sure that was in the minds of OSH organizers as well.
    Joe
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