COVID-19 concerns cancel Ellsworth Air Show

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The long-awaited return of the Dakota Thunder Air Show to Ellsworth Air Force Base will have to wait a while longer.

2015 Dakota Thunder Air Show Takes Off

Honor Guardsmen from the 28th Bomb Wing presents the colors in front of the Thunderbirds at the 2015 Dakota Thunder Air Show and open house, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 16, 2015.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert/Released)

The 28th Bomb Wing’s Public Affairs Office on Friday confirmed to NewsCenter1 that the show has been called off because of continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show was scheduled for July 25-26, 2020, and was to have once again featured the United States Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team.

The show was last held in 2015.

So far, the 28th Bomb Wing has not indicated when or if the air show will be rescheduled.

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