The COVID-19 outbreak affects us all. It affects and restricts our daily life, and along with that also our leisure time activities. It currently seems like like pulling the throttle from full power back to idle.
Things we once took for granted like travelling or going for a nice day of planespotting have been cast into doubt or, quite simply, stopped altogether. Plenty of airshows have already been cancelled, and for sure there will be more cancellations in the following weeks and months to come. Chances are high that 2020 might even become a year without any airshow if the spread of the Corona virus cannot be damped as quickly as possible. But of course there are currently more important things in life than admiring planes in the air and having a great day out.
There is more to life than aviation photography, those planes will fly again, but right now, please take care of your health and protect the others!
Also please do as your local and national governments ask and try your absolute hardest not to make a bad situation worse. We must all play our part to slow the spread of coronavirus and ease the burden on our health services.
I will use that slowdown time to prepare some articles that are left over from the past year(s).
In the meantime look after yourselves, your family, friends and the people around you, see you at the fence when this is over!
There is more and eye-opening information about COVID-19 from these official resources:
WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center worldwide data collection