09-02-2004, 07:08 AM
09-02-2004, 12:06 PM
Here's a cross link to a post from late last year, when the topic of the article Steve Pierce linked came up as well:
I'm not expecting the need for reform of this legislation to get much serious thought until after the election season, which is when I'll write my follow up letter.
If you click through on http://www.clevelandairshow.com/ you can read this:
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2004) ? The Cleveland National Air Show will hold a Friday early evening event and offer free admission to anyone with an Air Show ticket for Saturday, Sunday or Monday. You must have an Air Show ticket or purchase one at the gate to be admitted Friday.
The FAA will issue a waiver for a Friday Air Show, allowing civilian flying until 6:05 p.m. followed by the military flying exhibitions.
However, the future of the Air Show in 2005 and beyond still is in jeopardy as the law that prevented the FAA from issuing a waiver to allow the Air Show to go on concurrently with a major league sporting events remains in place.
?After many discussions and much analysis, we now agree that the FAA's hands are tied by this law. The Air Show is exploring all its options for the future, including challenging the law in federal court,? said Executive Director Chuck Newcomb.
?The enthusiastic support from Northeast Ohio's congressional delegation, including Congressmen Kucinich and LaTourette, Congresswoman Tubbs Jones, and Senator Voinovich as well as Governor Taft throughout this past week gives us hope that the Cleveland National Air Show will be able to continue long past its 40th anniversary this weekend,? Newcomb said.
?We've received so much support from Northeast Ohio that we want the show to go on and we want to welcome fans to Burke Lakefront Airport Friday night for an exciting kick off celebration for the four days of the Cleveland National Air Show,? he said.
Anyone who has purchased an Air Show ticket or buys one at the gate Friday afternoon will be able to use that same ticket for entrance one day over the weekend ? Saturday, Sunday or Monday. People with weekend seating tickets also will be admitted for free Friday night.
Gates will open at 4 p.m. Friday, with featured flying scheduled to begin around 5 p.m. and finishing around 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday shows remain on schedule ? gates open at 9 a.m. with featured flying beginning around noon.
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