Press Release from the Rhode Island National Guard on February 11, 2022
Due to operational challenges, the Adjutant General of the Rhode Island National Guard, Major General Christopher P. Callahan has made the decision not to host the Ocean State Air Show scheduled to be held June 25-26, 2022.
A number of factors contributed to this difficult decision including the relocation of the show onto Quonset State Airport property, the reduction in available parking in the Quonset Point/Davisville area, upcoming large-scale runway reconstruction projects at the Quonset State Airport, National Guard deployments and because of additional responsibilities that the National Guard has assumed to help Rhode Island address the pandemic.
We are grateful for the continued support from our Rhode Island interagency and air show partners. We will continue to work together to explore the possibility of holding the Ocean State Air Show in 2023.