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Edwards AFB hosting 'hybrid' air show, flyovers happening Friday and Saturday

Posted at 9:52 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 12:56:30-04

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Edwards Air Force Base would love to let viewers look to the sky for the 2020 Aerospace Valley Air Show, but with the pandemic putting a hold on many events, organizers are deciding to hold the show virtually.

This week EAB is hosting the "hybrid" event, meaning air show planners will have airplanes in the sky over the Aerospace Valley as well as a widespread social media presence. The airshow team will be looking at ways to utilize social media to post pictures and videos of the aircraft, and possibly 360-degree views.

412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Matthew Higer said continuing the air show in this modified fashion accomplishes two things: visibility on the Aerospace Valley and STEM (science, technology engineering, and math) outreach.

All week, EAB is streaming STEM sessions for all ages. You can watch these videos at as well as on their social media platforms.

Coming up on Friday and Saturday, the air show will perform flyovers over the cities throughout Kern County.

The next traditional air show at Edwards is scheduled for October 15-16, 2022. The show will celebrate the 75th anniversary of supersonic flight, a historic event that took place in the Aerospace Valley on October 14, 1947