Rygge Air Show cancelled

Rygge Air Show 2020 is cancelled. The event was initially rescheduled to 2021 because of the Covid-19 virus, but is now cancelled.

Due to Covid-19, the Rygge Air Show 2020 was postponed from 6 June this year to 12 June 2021.

As there is still uncertainty about future Covid-19 restrictions, as well as with other priority military missions and tasks, the Air Force unfortunately finds itself forced to cancel the air show.

The government of Norway has implemented strict regulations to halt the spreading of coronavirus and COVID-19 in Norway. This also includes a ban on concerts, festival and other mass gatherings. 

The following information was published before the coronavirus situation:

As a continuation of our 75-year anniversary in 2019, the Royal Norwegian Air Force invites you all to a grand air show at Rygge Air Base in south-eastern Norway. We also mark that 75 years have passed since World War II.

The Royal Norwegian Air Force was established in 1944, during World War II, and has developed tremendously since then. The Air Force is now modernising its aircraft fleet, materiel and equipment. This allows us to remain among the most modern and competent air forces in the world – capable of defending Norway and NATO.

During the show, you will experience how it is to be a pilot in the Norwegian Armed Forces. We will show you some of our aircraft and how they perform in the air. There will be plenty of current and old materiel on the ground for you to see, touch and sit in.

You will get to meet some of our pilots, technicians and other personnel and ask them how it is to work in the air force. You can hear what jobs we have, and how you can be a part of our team.

Our new jet fighter F-35 will be present, both on static display and aerial demonstration, and there may be opportunities to test yourself as a pilot in our F-35 simulator.

Several civil aircraft and aircraft from NATO partners and other countries will be present at Rygge, both on the ground and in the air.

Additionally, the Air Show will be a part of the celebrations of Moss 2020 – the merging of the municipalities of Rygge and Moss. The town of Moss also celebrates its 300-year jubilee this year.

Published 06 January 2020 17:06. by Royal Norwegian Air Force. Last updated 04 August 2020 11:51.