Airshow start time moved to indefinite
The Blue Angels F/A-18 jets fly in formation lead by the C-130 Fat Albert near Milwaukee on Wednesday June 18. Pilots with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, were flying for a scheduled team photo shoot. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform in this weekends 2014 Milwaukee Air & Water Show on MilwaukeeÕs Lakefront. In all, the Blue Angels are expected to fly in 68 performances at 35 locations in 2014 and 64 performances at 34 locations in 2015 throughout North America. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti
MILWAUKEE-- The Milwaukee Air and Water Show is waiting for weather conditions to improve before it can start the Air Show, originally scheduled for noon on Sunday.
According to the Air Show announcer, Herb Hunter, they are waiting for the fog to lift. Things were looking good around 11:30 but visibility dropped dramatically since then. The start time has been moved without a concrete rescheduled time.
“We’re at the mercy of the weather. Right now with the cold water temperature and the warmer air and the wind out of the north, the fog is once again coming in,” said Hunter.
The Air Show was canceled Saturday due to low visibility making it unsafe for pilots to fly. People in attendance were told that they would be able to get in on Sunday free of charge to make up for the Saturday cancellation.
“I can say that in 28 years of announcing air shows, I’ve never seen two washouts back to back,” said Hunter.
Saying that it would be unprecedented to lose both days, Hunter is hoping things clear up.
“I’m still encouraged, one thing that we got that we didn’t have yesterday is we can see the sun above us. It’s coming through the haze, that’s good,” said Hunter.
If the show is canceled it will not be rescheduled.
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