AOPA recognizes the growing concern around the coronavirus pandemic and has postponed the R.A. “Bob” Hoover Awards ceremony. At this time, however, AOPA will continue with operations and events as usual. We will notify members of any changes.
Because AOPA hosts and participates in hundreds of events nationwide each year, we are monitoring the situation as the effects of the COVID-19 virus evolve in the United States.
We have postponed the R.A. “Bob” Hoover Awards in Washington, D.C.,—originally scheduled to take place March 18—until October 6 in Orlando, Florida.
Officials in Washington, D.C., asked that all “non-essential gatherings” be canceled amid efforts to limit the effects of the coronavirus. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency. Additionally, several key event participants expressed concern about possible exposure to the virus.
The Hoover awards ceremony will take place in conjunction with the National Business Aviation Association’s annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. We will announce additional details soon.