Temora Aviation Museum (TAM) announced last week that they would postpone their biennial air show Warbirds Downunder until next year amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus.
Warbirds Downunder is one of the largest air shows in Australia and is well supported by TAM, the Australian Defence Force, the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and private aircraft owners.
Despite some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and some state borders being re-opened, TAM released a statement saying they believed the risk was still too great.
"The Temora Aviation Museum management team have been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and its potential effects on Warbirds Downunder 2020," the statement said. "After extensive consultation and review, it has become clear that the impacts of COVID-19 would pose undesirable risks to the event, our staff, volunteers, crew and visitors.
"As a result, WD2020, originally scheduled for 17-18 October 2020, will be deferred to the first quarter of 2021, with exact dates to be announced shortly.
"We are encouraging ticket holders to keep their tickets until a new date is announced, however if you wish to receive a refund for the October event, this can be arranged through our ticketing partner, Ticketmaster."
Warbirds Downunder joins other large aviation events such as The Australian International Airshow, Wings over Illawarra, Warbirds over Wanaka, Airventure and Ausfly in being canceled or postponed due to coronavirus.