Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Great Georgia Airshow cancels 2012 edition

The Great Georgia Airshow, the annual fall event at Peachtree City’s Falcon Field, has been put on hiatus for 2012, Channel 2 Action News reported.

In a prepared statement posted on the air show's Facebook page, organizers promised that the show, held every year in October, would return in 2013.

The air show said its board decided to undertake this year “a comprehensive review of all processes and put into place the level of volunteer effort, marketing, sponsorship and community support which would make the show a truly successful venture for all involved.”

“In order to devote the time and effort required to conduct this review and restructuring, GGAS will not host a show in 2012,” the air show said.

The statement did not say if finances had anything to do with the decision. Efforts to reach a spokesman for the airshow were being made Tuesday evening.

The show is a non-profit effort put on by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City and the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, based at Falcon Field. Proceeds from the show support the Dixie Wing’s efforts to restore and maintain its World War II-era vintage aircraft.

The show was started in 1997 and grew from an initial audience of 7,000 to more than 20,000 in recent years.

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