Air show rescheduled for April 26-27
October 15, 2013 11:55 PM | 513 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
AUGUSTA — Organizers of an air show set for this weekend in Augusta say they’ve postponed the event because of the partial shutdown of the federal government.

The Augusta Chronicle reports the 21st annual Boshears SkyFest has been rescheduled to April 26-27.

Event spokeswoman Becky Shealy says a waiver is required from the Federal Aviation Administration in order to have an air show with aerobatic performances, such as dives, loops and barrel rolls.

Shealy said the waiver is sitting on a desk inside the FAA’s closed offices.

Shealy said organizers initially planned to downgrade the show to only include military plane fly-ins and fly-bys, but decided against that. She said the community deserves the type of air show has been advertised, which is not possible without the waiver.

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