For the second straight year, Tweed New Haven Regional Airport has had to cancel a planned autumn air show.
The Tweed New Haven Airport Authority decided to pull the plug on the 2011 Tweed Airfest, which was set for Oct. 1-2 in conjunction with Tweed's 80th anniversary, because of a lack of corporate sponsorship, said authority Executive Director Timothy Larson and Airport Manager Lori Hoffman-Soares.
"No one's really happy about the decision and I think we're going to be looking at trying to create some way to celebrate our 80th anniversary" in another way, Larson said Tuesday.
Last year, Tweed canceled the air show because of the timing of resurfacing and rehabilitating the runway, which ended up being done the weekend the air show would have taken place, said Hoffman- Soares.
This year's air show was expected to cost $256,850, she said Tuesday.
Larson said it would have cost about $45,000 for aerial acts alone. "We had collected something like $8,000," plus a handful of in-kind sponsorships. "Even if we cut out the aerial acts, there was still a significant amount that we had to cover."
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