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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

Will AirFest show go on?

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Greg Peck
November 21, 2012

This week, organizers of Southern Wisconsin AirFest grounded the show for 2013. Unable to land a U.S. jet team, organizers knew that chances of the show being economically viable, even with great weather, were almost nil.

ABC Supply of Beloit has been lead sponsor of the 10-year-old event and is committed to the future, AirFest Executive Director Tom Morgan said in Monday’s Gazette. But without one of those two key jet teams, more sponsors or even an assist from public funding, “AirFfest is simply not sustainable,” President George Messina said.

That doesn’t bode well for the future.

Have you attended past shows? What did you like or dislike about them?

We’ll share our perspectives on AirFest’s plight in our editorial Friday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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