NAS Oceana Air Show Cancelled Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The 2021 NAS Oceana Air Show, set for September 18th and 19th, has been cancelled.

“I know this is disappointing to everyone who looks forward to coming onto base, seeing our high-performance aircraft, and meeting the men and women of naval aviation who call Oceana home,” said Capt. Bob Holmes, Naval Air Station Oceana’s commanding officer. “But this is the right thing to do to ensure the health and safety of our force and safeguard the Navy’s mission readiness.”

“With a quarter of a million spectators who love to cheer on the Navy, it wasn’t practical to let the show go on as the pandemic undergoes a resurgence,” Holmes said. “Safety must always be our top priority.”

Last year the in-person event was replaced with a live broadcast air show, however, there will not be a replacement this year