It is with regret that the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Pilots Association has decided to cancel the 2020 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.
We have followed the COVID-19 (Corona virus) situation closely, as we are sure you have, as well. The precautions that have been put in place by State and Federal officials have significantly reduced our ability to celebrate aviation in Minnesota as we have for each of the past 6 years. Many of our sponsors, exhibitors and speakers have taken the position of withdrawing from participating on the dates we have planned. We have explored the possibility of postponing the event but, with the uncertainty with regard to lifting of restrictions, it makes it difficult to establish another date.
We will be initiating refunds to all sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers within the next few days. We join together to thank them for their support of the GMAG and the Minnesota Pilots Association.
We will be announcing recipients of the scholarship awards in the near future, as well as recognizing the individual and EAA chapter who have given the most Young Eagle rides in 2019.
We encourage you to continue to support and attend the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar, which is scheduled to be held at Madden’s Resort on May 15-17, 2020. Please follow their website at www.mnseaplanes.com for updates on their event. We truly hope that restrictions will be lifted by the time of their event.
We thank you for your support and look forward to the 2021 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.
President, Minnesota Pilots Association