2013 Southern Wisconsin AirFEST canceled
JANESVILLE - There will be no Southern Wisconsin AirFEST next year. AirFEST Executive Director Tom Morgan announced Sunday the 2013 show was canceled because no national jets teams are available.
'We are unable to secure the Blue Angels or the Thunderbirds for 2013," Morgan said. "We are also faced with competition from Rockford next year, which will have a show with the Blue Angels the first week in June, just days after our traditional Memorial Day weekend date."
Morgan cited the need for additional community and corporate support for future shows, but emphasized that ABC Supply remains committed to its role as lead sponsor.
"That has not changed," Morgan said. "ABC has committed to continuing as a lead sponsor when we are able to sign a U.S. jet team to ensure a successful event."
Morgan said plans for 2014 depend on announcements in the first week of December at the International Council of Air Shows meeting in Las Vegas.
"We'll know in just a few weeks if we will get a U.S. jet team for 2014," he said. "That's the deciding factor."