Augusta Regional Airport may host an air show in 2023
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I’ve been to the Atlanta Air Show in Peachtree City several times and can confirm from experience this group puts on a first class event!
Please keep the mayor, commissioners, and county legal staff out of the loop to ensure success.
At least the current mayor is divorcing so his wife won’t be parachuting for the women of Augusta.
Consider the following: where will all of these patrons park…..not on the airfield, and who will replace all the lost income for commercial flights since the strip will have to shut down for the air show. There is much more logistical questions that must be answered. In fact, I don’t think any of the current board was present when the last airshow happened. Maybe 1998ish….. I digress. There were problems with that one and I do not believe this one will be any better. While the enthusiasm is there and appreciated, there are many variables that must be taken into account. Partner with Daniel Field, since there is no Skyfest anymore, and make it happen there.
The airport won’t be shut down. There are not that many flights per day, so they clear the airspace for scheduled takeoffs and landings.
Last Blue Angels air show I went to in Augusta it took me 5 hours to get out of bush field..went to one in cherry point NC that took me less than 30 minutes to get out of..I hope Augusta learned something from the last one…