Brunswick Naval Air Station to host air show one more time

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BRUNSWICK (AP) – The 40-year tradition of aerial acrobatics will continue at Brunswick Naval Air Station with a two-day air show featuring the Navy’s Blue Angels in September.

The base received word a couple of weeks ago that its application to host the air show had been approved, said spokesman John James. The event will be held Sept. 15 and 16, preceded by a practice show on Sept. 14.

There had been conjecture that the 2005 show might be the last in Brunswick following the decision to shut down the base, which is slated for closure by 2011.

“We are delighted to be hosting the Blue Angels and the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team as well as a number of very exciting civilian aerobatic acts,” James said. “This will most likely be our last air show.”

Nearly 220,000 people turned out for last year’s two-day show, the first time in six years it had been held in Brunswick. A show that had been scheduled in 2001 was canceled after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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